So I know that the birkenstock is quite big news right now, even Givenchy, Marni and Isabel Marant have done their own spin offs! However this is one of those trends where if you choose to take part you need to think for a moment 1) do I actually like this? and 2) Is it flattering? If you honestly say yes to both then go for it, and you may even find you'll be sporting them long into the future, even when they're no longer on the in.
For me, who loves the idea of simplicity you might have thought that I would have been all over these from the get go. However, i'm a little slow on the uptake purely on the reasoning that If I didn't think they were cool 10 years ago, why would I think they're cool now? A lot has changed in 10 years, but not my thoughts on Birkenstocks. I also have an issue with cork shoes, we all have those little things that we just cant handle, and a cork shoe is one of mine.
As I love the simplicity and the idea, I had to go on the hunt for a pair without the corkage. A little harder than I first thought it seemed, but finally located a perfect pair by Ancient Greek Sandals. The basis behind my thought process here is that you don't have to give into every trend that blows in each season, and if you do like aspects of it then thats great, but adapt it to suit you and your style.