That’s the question of the summer. Yeah, I’m just kidding, but seriously: I’m thinking about buying a pair of Birkenstock’s. After mocking my mom for wearing hers for ages and thinking that they must be the ugliest shoe on the planet (next to UGG boots), I am a victim to fashion once again. Seeing them on fashionistas around the city and all over Pinterest too, I really started liking the classic sandals this summer.
Apart from the fashion aspects, Birkenstock is actually a really great company: The shoes are comfy and great for your feet. They are produced in Germany (local!) and you have the option of buying vegan ones. The company puts high value on protecting the environment and using solvent free glue and adhesives. There’s even a repair service to take care of your worn shoes and reduce waste. From a fair fashion perspective, the Birkenstock trend is a very positive one. I really hope they will stick around for a few years!
This summer, I would love to wear some Birkenstock’s with a pair of mom jeans (victim to fashion once more) and a simple t-shirt. They would also look lovely with a jean skirt and a striped t-shirt. I love that there are so many options to dress them up or down. If you bought some already, what’s your favourite way of wearing them?
What do you think – Birkenstock: yay or nay? Maybe some nice brown Arizona or shiny black Madrid’s?