Birkenstocks. The sandal that epitomizes the shoe of my youth; what was once a cult item amongst my friends seems to have resurfaced in the most unlikely of places. Mine were of the mono-strap variety, a crisp white which just like a pair of Cons, seemed to get better with age. Your toes would furrow into the carefully thought out soles, which offered more comfort than most other shoes I’ve owned, especially after a full day on your feet.
I was probably just as surprised as anyone else to see this dual-strapped style appear on the runway for Celine, and unlike the ‘big bird’ heels, this style really seems to have taken off. Love them or hate them, they seem to be everywhere right now, which has me thinking, do I really want to go back there again? I think for me, I’ll be leaving these for the memories of those early teenage years, but I can’t help but admire the panache with which these girls pull off this unlikely pair of sandals.
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