Concepts & Birkenstock present the ‘City Connection’ Kyoto collection

Concepts & Birkenstock present the ‘City Connection’ Kyoto collection

Concepts and BIRKENSTOCK, two brands known for their innovation and creativity, have teamed up to release a limited-edition Kyoto sandal featuring a felt finish in subtle and classic colors. The release celebrates the 10th anniversary of the two brands' partnership, as well as the longstanding sister city relationship between Boston and Kyoto, Japan.

After hundreds of years of enigmatic seclusion, Japan reentered international trade in the 1800s, instantly influencing the artistic and cultural landscape: from fashion and furniture to art and architecture. The impacts of this movement, known as Japonisme, rippled through the centuries and remain deeply embedded in art and design today. Concepts and BIRKENSTOCK come together to tell a modern story of Japonisme through our Kyoto sandals. Inspired by the simplicity and natural beauty of Japan’s Kyoto city—Boston’s first sister city—it explores and celebrates art as it exists in life: beauty, function, and form. The iconic Kyoto sandal stands out with its compact design and individually adjustable buckle. At the heart of every Birkenstock design is the legendary footbed. The details are all in the design; each element of the footbed serves a purpose to encourage proper foot wellbeing and health. The result is signature style coupled with all day comfort. In addition to its practical features, the Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto is also a work of art. The felt finish evokes the soft textures of traditional Japanese gardens, while the classic colors are reminiscent of the city's many temples and shrines.

The Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto sandal will come in mens and womens sizing and will launch exclusively on cncpts.com on Friday, October 27th, 2023 and available in Concepts flagship Boston location, and NYC shop.

 

Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto
Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto
Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto
Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto Concepts x Birkenstock Kyoto
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