The Collaboration of Summer 2019...Universal Works x Birkenstock
Available on-line and in-store at
The Modern Draper
2nd May 2019
A partnership born out of a love that spans decades, this
Universal Works x BIRKENSTOCK
collection for men is the collaboration of Summer 2019.
These classic styles have been given a contemporary tonal update by Universal Works, while ensuring the timeless BIRKENSTOCK quality and legendary comfort are kept at the core.
Universal Works’ love for BIRKENSTOCK sandals dates back 27 years, when their founder, David Keyte, met his partner and co-founder – who at the time was wearing a pair of Birkenstocks (with socks).
David purchased his very first pair of Birkenstocks – the Bostons, which were for many years his “home slipper”, then came the Arizona, which became his go-to “summer shoe.” Finally, during a trip to Japan he was introduced to the Zurich style from the BIRKENSTOCK family, which in turn became a personal favourite, alongside the Boston (with socks) just like his partner wore many moons ago – a great fitting climax to a 27-year love affair.