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Birken stocks – are they cool again?

Birkenstocks- are they cool again, FashionBite 2

Birken stocks – are they cool again?

Birkenstocks- are they cool again, FashionBite 2

Are Birkenstocks cool or were they ever? I’ve been having this discussion with friends for the last month or so, and I still can’t decide. What I do know for definite, is that they’re bloody comfy though!

Ever since Phoebe Philo sent her models down the Celine runway last year in a two-strap sandal, we’ve had the rise of the ‘ugly’ shoe trend and Birkenstocks catapulted back on to the fashion agenda again. Sported by the likes of Alexa Chung (but, hey- she can pull off anything right), do they really look good on the mainstream?

Birkenstocks- are they cool again, FashionBite 3

One friend cited a “mid-counties Lib Dem candidate,” ok, not quite the look I was going for, but I have to say mine have really started to grow on me.  I was sent a pair by the website Cloggs, but there are some great styles around if you don’t fancy the more traditional black, white or brown leather.

Birkenstocks- are they cool again, FashionBite 1

And with a new flagship store in Neal Street, Birkenstocks said it expects to double its sales in the next 5 years. So clearly, a lot of us are buying them!

Thanks to Cloggs for sending me the Birkenstocks.

Emily Seares is an award-winning magazine editor and journalist and the founding editor of FashionBite. She was featured in VOGUE's Digital Powerlist Top 100 and is a quoted style expert for most national newspapers and magazines.

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