The Birkenstock Franca is an elegant model designed with slim, stylish crisscrossed straps. Featuring an impressive combination of design and wearability for all day comfort.
Featuring thin, criss-crossed straps, Franca has an elegantly refined design. The adjustable three-strap upper is combined with Birkenstock's iconic footbed.
One of Birkenstock's most important raw materials is cork – A natural and sustainable product that boasts high elasticity, outstanding cushioning, and excellent heat and sound insulation. The cork layer is reproduced and can therefore be harvested again and again without harming the tree.
The cork is obtained from the bark layer of the cork oak. At least five centimeters of thick bark is stripped from the cork oak – a process that can only be repeated every seven to nine years. A single tree can provide 100 to 200 kilograms of cork during its lifetime.
Natural latex serves as a primary binding agent in the production of the footbed. Like cork, natural latex is also a renewable resource. Natural latex is obtained from the resin of rubber trees.
This delicate natural material has a much better energy balance than synthetic latex, which is obtained from crude oil, and it's also free from pollutants such as solvents or CFCs. In addition, natural latex has beneficial natural properties, such as a high elasticity-point and superior breathability