Birkenstock’s been on a real hot streak with new shoes and new styles of old shoes, which continues en force with the introduction of the Lutry clog, a handsome new mule that deserves to be named after a gorgeous, UNESCO-certified Swiss village.
The Birkenstock Lutry clog combines the upper of the Zermatt slip-on with a refined heel strap à la the Tokio and Milano sandals. The key difference is that the Lutry’s heel strap can be rotated to the shoe’s front like a Crocs clog, allowing the wearer to put the plush slide in Sport Mode or 4-wheel drive as they see fit.
First revealed at Birkenstock’s seasonal showroom earlier this year, the Lutry is a worthy evolution of the perpetually underrated Zermatt. Birkenstock has been showing the Zermatt a great deal of love as of late, transforming the once-winterized mule into a luxe slip-on in its own right.
Fashion imprints and sportswear companies are still crankin’ out backless shoes with aplomb as what was once considered to be a COVID-19 pandemic-driven business has become de rigueur for folks acclimated to daily comfort.
Currently available on Birkenstock’s website for $150, the Lutry clog ain’t likely to go quite as viral as the Boston simply because that was a once-in-a-decade hype phenomenon.
Doesn’t mean that anyone’s gonna complain about some excellent new closed-toe Birks, though. I certainly ain’t.