BIRKENSTOCKS: WHAT’S OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Did you wear Birkenstocks back in the day?
And were they the “Arizona” style?
So, you’ve thrown them out long ago and sort of, privately, wished they would come back because …… ah, yes …..they were SO comfortable! Am I right?
Your wishes have come true.
May I present, the
Bright Begonia Birkenstock from J.Crew
How about the metallic gold? Nice, no?
For an in-depth history and story all about Birkenstocks, take a look at
Sole Cycle by Rebecca Mead in The New Yorker
It’s a fascinating look at the long history of this German company, beginning in 1774 and takes us on a visit to the present factory where we learn that over twenty million pairs of Birkenstocks were sold last year alone. Yes, indeed, there is a trend to comfortable, wearable shoes…
So let’s talk some more about comfortable sandals. While I love love love the skinny-almost-nothing- bright-color sandals and flip-flops they are, sadly, not for me anymore. I can wear them (and do) but not for any extended period of time and certainly not for city sight-seeing. Remember the two posts I did on these great flip-flops […]