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Pair of sandals

Pair of sandals

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (designed)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Birkenstock (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nubuck leather and metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Natural Shoe Store

  • Museum number:

    T.726:1, 2-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of light brown nubuck leather sandals with contoured footbed and metal buckles.

Place of Origin

Germany (designed)


1994 (made)


Birkenstock (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Nubuck leather and metal

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/1528, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Fashion Casual - Katharine Hamnett UK Spring/Summer 1994' (includes the trousers T.168-1994, the sweatshirt T.169-1994, the hat T.170-1994 and the scarf T.171-1994).

These sandals, which are also colloquially known as "Birkenstocks", accompanied the Fashion Casual ensemble displayed in the V&A's Street Style exhibition, designed by Katharine Hamnett for Spring/Summer 1994.

Descriptive line

Sandals, nubuck (leather), light brown, Birkenstock, Germany, 1994

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Fashion Casual - Katharine Hamnett UK Spring/Summer 1994'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties


Nubuck; Metal


Footwear; Fashion; Men's clothes; Day wear; Informal wear; Streetstyle exhibition 1994

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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