The Elusive Taupe Suede Boston

Everyone and their mother is looking for the

Taupe Suede Boston, but WHY?

Birkenstock Boston Taupe Suede
Boston Taupe Suede

Affectionately known as the "Potato Shoe", the Birkenstock Boston in Taupe Suede has become one of the most highly sought after shoes in 2022 - we have had HUNDREDS of phone calls from people all over the country looking for this shoe. We have even had emails and messages coming from all over the world asking for this shoe...as a small business that tells us that something is up with Birkenstock, because ideally you should be able to get it directly from the source, right? WRONG.


Kanye West wears Birkenstock Boston in Taupe Suede
Kanye Rocks the Stocks

Since Kanye West was seen wearing the Taupe Suede Boston in January of 2020 the hype on these shoes has progressively gotten bigger and bigger. Between TikTok and star sightings the Bostons have blown up.


So where do we stand on the "Great Boston Shortage of 2022"?


Every Authorized Birkenstock Retailer is sold out of the Boston in Taupe Suede and there likely won't be a re-stock for the next 6 - 9 months, yes you read that right SIX to NINE MONTHS.


If you are trying to find them for you loved one for Christmas, it is going to be a challenge and we want to prepare you by equipping you with knowledge.


Key pieces of information that you need to know

before going on the hunt for the Taupe Suede Boston:


  • Birkenstock is SOLD OUT.

  • As of 10/10/22 the cost of the Boston is $160 - $170.

  • DO NOT BUY Birkenstocks on AMAZON, they're counterfeits- Read here for explanation

  • Birkenstock only owns 3 store fronts in the United States.

  • Authorized Birkenstock Retailers are typically independently owned small businesses - Birkenstock does not franchise. (There are only a few large chains that carry Birkenstock)

Find an Authorized Retailer near you

  • Retailers do not have access to the inventory of any other independently owned stores.

  • Size - please be sure you KNOW your size before calling around - Birks are in European sizes and US sizes don't always translate.


This may be a frustrating search, but it will be worth it if you are able to miraculously find your size. Do you know your Birkenstock size?? If you have never worn Birkenstocks, PLEASE get yourself measured at your nearest retailer and TRY ON something similar to what you are trying to purchase. Birkenstocks are like jeans, you may be a 14 in one brand and 16 in another brand. Save yourself that headache of an exchange or return. Plus they are in European sizes - so just another wrench in the whole search.


Here's a Quick Guide on

How to Measure For Birkenstocks

(not just for kids)

How to Measure for Birkenstocks

We put together a quick video to show you how to properly find the measurement for Birkenstocks - we're here to help if you have any questions. Although this is geared toward shopping for kids, it is a universal process to find the proper size by measuring heel to longest toe.