Birkenstock Women's Franca Oiled Leather Sandal
- • Contoured cork-latex footbed creates custom support with wear
- • Oiled leather upper with braided design
- • Suede footbed lining helps keep you comfortable
- • Lightweight and flexible EVA sole
- • Three straps with adjustable metal pin buckles
- • “Made in Germany” quality stamp on footbed
A fashion favorite with a new boho spin—the Franca works braids into its strappy, style-forward design. Oiled nubuck leather lends a perfectly lived-in look to the style, designed to age beautifully over time. Complete with classic BIRKENSTOCK design elements, like a contoured cork-latex footbed for the ultimate in all-day support.
Insole: Natural leatherNatural leather can be recognized by its untreated surface. BIRKENSTOCK purposely does not treat surface grains and other characteristic features. BIRKENSTOCK uses sturdy leather with a thickness of 2.8 to 3.2 millimeters as upper material.
Footbed material: CorkCork is a sustainable material extracted from the bark layer of the cork oak. This natural product is insulating and offers very good cushioning.
Outsole: EVAEVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) is a high-quality, very light, elastic material with extremely good cushioning. As a result, it smooths out slight irregularities in the floor and ensures that every step is softly cushioned.
The Original Birkenstock Footbed
A Legendary Design
The heart of all models is the original BIRKENSTOCK footbed. The construction, which has been thought out to the smallest detail and makes it feel like you're standing in sand, helps your feet feel as comfortable as possible for hours on end. This supports health and promotes wellbeing.
Deep Heel Cup
The very deep molding in the heel area supports the foot tissue and holds the heel bone firmly in its natural position. This provides the foot with nearly as much support when it is in a sandal as when it is in a closed shoe.
Activates the calf muscles, stabilises the back of the foot and improves gait and coordination.
Interior And Exterior Longitudinal Arch Supports
The arch supports that run alongside the sides of the footbed surround the tarsal bones inside and out. This gives the foot the stability it needs when it takes a step.
Transverse Arch Support
The support that runs through the middle of the footbed stabilizes the metatarsal bone. In this way, the transverse arch support helps ensure that the foot has a naturally straight and solid stance.
There are raised indentations at the front of the footbed near the toes. Thanks to the toe grip the toes remain loose and spread out in their natural position. The indentations also support the natural rolling motion of the toes.
The footbed is drawn up especially high at the front. As a result, the high footbed edge protects the toes during the rolling motion of the foot.