Fear of God has collaborated with German heritage brand Birkenstock on a new footwear model “Los Feliz”, inspired by the unique hillside enclaves of Los Angeles. The sandal is designed by FOG’s Jerry Lorenzo and developed exclusively with Birkenstock 1774, the brand’s special projects and collaboration unit.
The design honors Birkenstock’s functional heritage and evoke Fear of God’s inimitable, timeless design language, with a deep heel cup, raw edge outsole, as well as an exaggerated, monolithic strap closure that accentuates the shoe’s minimal look and feel.
We are pleased to join forces with Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God for an effortlessly versatile collection of elevated craftsmanship. The Los Feliz sandal is a sleek and tangible expression of both brands shared guiding principles of intentionality and inclusivity. By fusing the Birkenstock footbed and single strap design with Fear of God’s distinct and refined aesthetic, we continue to foster innovation with likeminded visionaries.
– said Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert states.
It’s easy, elevated fluidity defines Fear of God’s design language, yet retains the purity and beauty of Birkenstock’s iconic silhouettes. The model features deep heel cup, raw edge outsole, as well as an exaggerated, monolithic strap closure that accentuates the shoe’s minimal look and feel.
The model comes in two versions – calf suede and wool felt. The Los Feliz in suede is offered in three colorways: Ash, Cement and Taupe; while The Los Feliz in wool felt is offered in two colorways: Cement Melange and Ash Melange.
The models will be available exclusively at Fearofgod.com, 1774.com, and select Birkenstock retail locations on January 25 (for suede model) and February 22 (for wool felt).
Creative Director: Jerry Lorenzo
Photographer: Joshua Kissi
Models: Taylour Paige-Angulo