Birkenstock and Opening Ceremony are known for coming up with creative spins on cult-favorite shoes. You can see the collaboration between the brands in 2018 and 2019. On Monday, the two companies teamed up again for a new drop.

They partnered with Magritte Foundation, and used Rene Magritte’s works as inspiration. The new collection features two styles of Birkenstock Boston’s clogs, one featuring Magritte’s most famous paintings “The Empire of Lights” (1954), and the other featuring “The False Mirror” (1929). The one clog shows an eye looking at a blue sky while the other shows a beautiful sky above a dark street.

Carol Lim and Humberto León, the founders of Opening Ceremony, stated in a press release that they founded the brand with the goal to celebrate creativity in all forms. “As long-time admirers Rene Magritte’s surrealist work, we couldn’t get more excited about reinterpreting L’Empire des Lumieres’s and ‘Le Faux Miroir’ at Birkenstock.”

It may seem like an unusual influence, but this is only the second time that the two brands have used Magritte’s artwork in their designs. Birkenstock and Opening Ceremony released a Boston clog in 2014. In 2014, “The Lovers,” Sheherazade, and “Double Reality” were all featured. Rei Kawakubo’s Bare Feet shoes are directly inspired by “The Red Model,” a 1935 painting by Magritte.

Available now, the two Boston models retail for $180 and are available .online .and in select Birkenstock stores.

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