Product Description

A strap, a buckle and a contoured cork footbed are masterfully combined to create the original Birkenstock sandal - the Madrid. An iconic slide now with an amplified buckle accent. Shown in nubuck leather.
  • Anatomically shaped cork-latex footbed
  • Upper: nubuck leather
  • Footbed lining: suede
  • Sole: EVA
  • Details: one strap with an individually adjustable metal pin buckle
  • “Made in Germany”

Upper: Nubuck

Nubuck leather has a gently buffed surface with no grains. As with velvet, brushing the surface of nubuck leather displaces the fibers and leaves a visible mark. Nubuck leather is very sensitive to moisture and color, and it therefore needs to be waterproofed.

Insole: Suede

The flexible leather lining, which is gentle on the skin, nestles up softly against your foot and adjusts to its contour. The open-pored and thus very breathable surface makes for a comfortable foot climate, even during more strenuous physical activity.

Footbed material: Cork

Cork is a sustainable material extracted from the bark layer of the cork oak. This natural product is insulating and offers very good cushioning.

Outsole: EVA

EVA (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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Lindi Kotze

Madrid Big Buckle Nubuck Leather

Alexandra pama

Very happy with my sandals however the products needed to maintain leather etc are not avail on Birkenstocks page and they squeak and make noises when I walk ,havent recieved a response from email enquiry as yet 3 weeks later and I could easily have taken a 39 as they feel a bit long ,I normally wear 40 in the two straps but my old single straps are also a 39 but wants sure what to order online as it did state a narrow fit ...

Elizabeth Joan Andrews

I purchased a size 7 in the above style as it is described as 'Narrow Fit" & in view of the fact that I have same size in the Gizeh style, 'Narrow Fit'. However the Madrid Big Buckle size 7 is simply too big for me and it looks more like a wide fit. As a result I have not worn them and would like to exchange them for a size 6, same colour & style

Shipping and Returns

In addition to a unique shopping experience in the BIRKENSTOCK online shop, we also offer quick and convenient shipping of your order.

Delivery method and duration

Please allow up to 24 hours for the processing of your order once payment has reflected prior to shipping. Please allow 3-5 business days for delivery once your order has been dispatched.

Delivery Costs

Delivery is free of charge anywhere in South Africa.

Invoice and delivery address

You can specify an address other than the invoice address for delivery of your order. You may also allow someone other than yourself to accept your order on your behalf. We offer door-to-door service, so anyone available at the address listed on your order can sign for it, e.g. staff, security or reception etc.