Birken stocks – are they cool again?
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?
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.
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.