Having a Moment : Birkenstocks

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I’m not making this up — Birks are back. My college self is saying ‘hallelujah’, but as a reminder: not washing your hair until it dreads, wearing sweat pants to class and/or the bar, and thinking that febreeze is a perfume is not back. College Kendi, you stay where you belong. 
But what is back is wearing classic black Birks with your neutrals and your darks. I think I prefer the soft suede the best. Think you can pull it off? Thoughts on Birkenstocks — yay or cray?
(also no matter your ‘yay’ vote or ‘cray’ vote, I’m still getting a pair. anyone up for beer pong later after we study?)
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  1. I am on the “yay” side of this vote. I’m partially stunned they’ve come back as a fashionable option but hey, I’m all about comfort!

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  2. Allie says:

    I think they look super cute. And I love comfort so hard. Also, in college, I convinced my mom’s bf to make me an amazing beer pong table out of beautiful wood, with a classy blue paint job on the top. It was the talk of the town. I miss that thing.

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  3. charissa says:

    um, where’s the thick socks to wear with?!

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  4. Guest says:

    Oh, man….I have to ‘nay’ this ‘cray’ trend. I remember breaking up with

    10.09.13 · Reply
  5. Oh my gosh….I have brown Birkenstocks! Are only the black ones in now? Will I be looked down upon for wearing brown ones?! Haha… I am loving the looks above though.
    ~Jessica

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  6. Haha, loved Birkenstocks. And I still think Febreeze should come out with a legitimate perfume because that smell is amazing.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  7. Oh, man. i have to ‘nay’ this ‘cray’ trend! I remember breaking up with a boyfriend because he wore ‘Jesus sandals’…extremely shallow of me, I know (but grass-stained jeans and stretched out t-shirts were also a part of his get ups…)

    10.09.13 · Reply
  8. Erica says:

    I’ve been wearing my black Birks since I bought them in Germany on a high school trip (11 years ago!). Glad to know I’m back on trend! πŸ˜‰

    10.09.13 · Reply
  9. Definitely glad I didn’t throw my birks away all those years ago! Although back when I wore them, it was also really cool to wear them with wool socks. Like the thick ones that your dad wears. And then sweatpants, and then some girls who were, you know, really fashionably bold, would tuck the bottoms of their sweatpants into said dad-socks. Fashion forward, us Canadians, amiright!?

    Let’s just say this time my dad can keep his socks…

    10.09.13 · Reply
  10. KerriM88 says:

    I have to say nay. I love comfy sandals, but this style is just a no-go for me.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  11. Samantha Peterson says:

    I’m in, I owned a pair when I was younger, but I love that comfy…sort of cute/sort of ugly shoes…are making a comeback. As long as they aren’t flatforms!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  12. Ryan Patterson says:

    I still have two pair from HS/college that i wore ALL THE TIME. Even in the snow, with the think wool socks. What makes this look work now, is pairing the sandals with something more delicate or tailored. Not the over sized jeans and XL t-shirts of the 90s. Now that over sized shirt is made of chiffon and worn as a dress (see above).

    10.09.13 · Reply
  13. More power to Birk lovers, but I think I’ll leave this item to others …

    10.09.13 · Reply
  14. Dusty says:

    I remember in the 90’s when I was about 8 years old, and my mom had a pair of birkenstocks. She wore them everywhere and loved them. Every summer I would buy a cheap pair from Walmart (since kids feet grow so quickly I wasn’t allowed real ones) and I never took them off till they fell apart. Maybe now it’s time to get myself my first real pair… I’m a definite ‘yay’ for this trend!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  15. Jana says:

    I never was fan of these but seeing them combined in this way I actually like them πŸ™‚

    http://luxuriouslifeandfashion.blogspot.com/

    10.09.13 · Reply
  16. I used to wear Birkenstock clogs year round in undergrad… unless it was too hot, then I just wore flip flops. Unfortunately I wore the cork out and haven’t gotten a replacement… yet.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  17. Alison August says:

    I already have a pair. And I love ’em.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  18. Downtownchicagobarbie says:

    I’m not a fan of Birkenstock because they aren’t fashionable and to be honest aren’t that comfortable. You are right about the whole pj’s and going to school look

    10.09.13 · Reply
  19. ashleigh says:

    CRAY. But they ARE comfortable. However,m that does not make them cute, though I guess they are “in” now.
    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

    10.09.13 · Reply
  20. fashionablecollections says:

    I have birks in light tan and I think I look a hot mess when I try and wear them with anything normal. I think it’s the black ones that look more chic. I was tempted to by a pair but with the colder weather approaching I chickened out. I can’t wait to see how you style them!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  21. Anna says:

    Hurrah!!! Birks= functional fashion. They have some other styles that aren’t as 90’s hippie-tastic, too.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  22. Miranda says:

    Definitely have to say “nay” (and “cray”). Sorry Kendi! I just think the shoes are ruining every single one of those outfits above.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  23. Angela K says:

    I see these all around campus and they look so comfortable, but I can’t do it! I do like the solid black with the bright blue toes but not for me haha

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  24. Margaux says:

    If loving Birks is wrong, than I don’t wanna be right.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  25. Q says:

    As far as I am concerned, they NEVER went ‘out’ of style… my love for them is here to stay!… plus they have updated and have different styles now…. always black ones….. then and now.x

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

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  26. photosbyjaana says:
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  27. Dee says:

    Love ’em. Girls gotta take a break from heels sometimes!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  28. Katherine says:

    I just ordered a pair on Tuesday, so Yay!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  29. 33 says:

    They are comfortable that’s for sure. your feet have the tendency to go wide after wearing birkies. the best version is the the whole black Arizona (black leather footbed, like the pair Sabrina has on). Amazon has this shop located in Germany that sells them (hopefully to be restocked because my size sold out a couple of days ago).

    10.09.13 · Reply
  30. jillian says:

    ha i saw a TON of ppl wearing birkenstocks in italy so it must be true. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    10.09.13 · Reply
  31. Vicki Wilde says:

    I’m not a fan of Birks. They remind me of my 7th grade best friend, we had very opposite styles! They look cute in these pics, but I think I’ll stick to my ballet flats for heel free days!

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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  32. Tabitha Teixeira says:

    I have a pair of Think sandals (also German, super comfy, and same style). They’re my oldest shoes, and I always end up wearing them at least a few times during the summer. They’re great when you’re on your feet a lot. As comfortable as they are ugly to some people, I’m sure. Mine are black leather that was cut into a delicate lacy pattern. Love.

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  33. Ellie says:

    I love my Birkenstocks. I bought a pair about two months ago because I was going on vacation to the east coast and needed a good pair of walking shoes. My Birks were fantastic and soooo comfortable. I didn’t even need to break them in! I’m not a huge fan of the classic Birkenstock shoe style, especially since they have so many more styles (much cuter!) to choose from.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  34. Allie Maxwell Johnson says:

    Cray!! They are sups ugly ;-P But I’m sure Kendi will find a way to look cute either way.

    10.09.13 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      I love that you just said ‘sups’ — double points for you.

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      • Allie Maxwell Johnson says:

        lol yay

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  35. Gina says:

    yep, they are so college….not sure if I can go back!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  36. Clare says:

    I LOVE my birkenstocks! They’re the most comfy shoes known to man. I don’t care how college/hippy/goofy they look, I’ll keep wearing them. I’m all for utilitarianism in my fashion choices.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  37. Theresa says:

    I think I’m loving that they’re back! My older sister had a pair when we were younger and I was always jealous πŸ™‚

    10.09.13 · Reply
  38. Elizabeth says:

    Some of the prints they have out now are super cute!
    Elizabeth
    http://curvesandchocolatecupakes.tumblr.com/

    10.09.13 · Reply
  39. Emily says:

    I love Birks! My mum always wore them when I was a kid (I even had a pair when I was really little) but when I was a pre-teen I though her Birk wearing ways were super embarrassing. I have seen the light though and when I was in about grade 11 I got another pair. I absolutely love them and have worn them ever since. I am a fan of the t-strap style ones.

    -Emily

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  40. Rosely Carrasco says:

    Nay, my style is really laid back but I would only wear them at home because they do look comfy.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  41. It’s a nay for me. I think they look clunky on the foot and even the models pictured above look like they have lumberjack feet. πŸ™‚

    10.09.13 · Reply
  42. Jennifer says:

    I never thought Birkenstocks were cute until now!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    10.09.13 · Reply
  43. I never had a pair when they were “cool” in high school so you can bet your ass I went for it this time. Soft suede for me. (But honestly, they aren’t all that comfy.)

    10.09.13 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      me neither πŸ˜‰

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      • Alex MacD says:

        What cold possibly be wrong with being conscious about the support your feet need!? And with so many options to choose from, Everyone can find a pair that works for them!

        10.09.13 · Reply
  44. Nikki says:

    Noooooooo!! So much no! But I will play beer pong with you any day of the week πŸ™‚

    10.09.13 · Reply
  45. RosesAreBlue says:

    Errr………..no. I have a pair of (pink) Maseur sandals, which are similar, but I never, ever wear them out. I got them in pink for that reason, they work with nothing I own, so are relegated to the beach and around home;rather like the Crocs knock-offs I use for showering in caravan park facilities – great in their place. I am occassionally tempted to buy a pair in a neutral shade, because I have foot issues (heels are out forever), but I have restrained myself thus far.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  46. Katie says:

    No way Jose! I had enough of Birks back in the 90’s when they were cool the first time. They make my size 10’s look like Flintstone feet. :oP

    10.09.13 · Reply
  47. Lisa P. says:

    I just got a pair of Birkenstocks and love them! I had an old pair that was very heavy, but the new ones are so light and comfortable! In Germany, I saw them on women of all ages and they looked so comfortable that I couldn’t resist buying a pair.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  48. Love that birks are back! I need to get myself a pair stat!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  49. Jannira says:

    Mmm…. I’m not there yet. YET.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  50. jesscuellar says:

    haven’t had a pair since college either. hmmm, i may stick with my mocs. http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2013/10/work-outfit-3.html

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  51. can’t wait to see you style them! i’m with Jannira and not there yet (but not totally discounting it).

    10.09.13 · Reply
  52. Pip says:

    No way. Not at all about this in the fashion industry, but totally all for it for my friends who hate fashion!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  53. Amanda says:

    Yessssss!!!!!!!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  54. Sarah Martinez says:

    I am on the "yay" side of this vote. I'm partially stunned they've come back as a fashionable option but hey, I'm all about comfort!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  55. Allie says:

    I think they look super cute. And I love comfort so hard. Also, in college, I convinced my mom's bf to make me an amazing beer pong table out of beautiful wood, with a classy blue paint job on the top. It was the talk of the town. I miss that thing.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  56. charissa says:

    um, where's the thick socks to wear with?!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  57. Kendi Lea says:

    that's the next post πŸ˜‰

    10.09.13 · Reply
  58. Carmen Veronica Mosley Barboll says:

    Oh, man….I have to 'nay' this 'cray' trend. I remember breaking up with

    10.09.13 · Reply
  59. Oh my gosh….I have brown Birkenstocks! Are only the black ones in now? Will I be looked down upon for wearing brown ones?! Haha… I am loving the looks above though.
    ~Jessica

    10.09.13 · Reply
  60. Haha, loved Birkenstocks. And I still think Febreeze should come out with a legitimate perfume because that smell is amazing.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  61. Carmen VM Barbolla says:

    Oh, man. i have to 'nay' this 'cray' trend! I remember breaking up with a boyfriend because he wore 'Jesus sandals'…extremely shallow of me, I know (but grass-stained jeans and stretched out t-shirts were also a part of his get ups…)

    10.09.13 · Reply
  62. Kimberly says:

    Hah! I’ve been wearing Birkenstocks for the past year plus since I screwed up my ankle wearing a different pair of sandals. And sandals are a MUST with how ‘warm’ some places I’ve worked are!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  63. Erica says:

    I've been wearing my black Birks since I bought them in Germany on a high school trip (11 years ago!). Glad to know I'm back on trend! πŸ˜‰

    10.09.13 · Reply
  64. Definitely glad I didn't throw my birks away all those years ago! Although back when I wore them, it was also really cool to wear them with wool socks. Like the thick ones that your dad wears. And then sweatpants, and then some girls who were, you know, really fashionably bold, would tuck the bottoms of their sweatpants into said dad-socks. Fashion forward, us Canadians, amiright!?

    Let's just say this time my dad can keep his socks…

    10.09.13 · Reply
  65. KerriM88 says:

    I have to say nay. I love comfy sandals, but this style is just a no-go for me.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  66. Samantha Peterson says:

    I'm in, I owned a pair when I was younger, but I love that comfy…sort of cute/sort of ugly shoes…are making a comeback. As long as they aren't flatforms!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  67. Katelyn says:

    Oh boy…I’ve never had a pair, but I might be ready to take the plunge! Of course not until next summer. It’s cold here in Wisco!

    Katelyn
    http://www.katelynnow.com

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  68. Ryan Patterson says:

    I still have two pair from HS/college that i wore ALL THE TIME. Even in the snow, with the think wool socks. What makes this look work now, is pairing the sandals with something more delicate or tailored. Not the over sized jeans and XL t-shirts of the 90s. Now that over sized shirt is made of chiffon and worn as a dress (see above).

    10.09.13 · Reply
  69. More power to Birk lovers, but I think I'll leave this item to others …

    10.09.13 · Reply
  70. Dusty says:

    I remember in the 90's when I was about 8 years old, and my mom had a pair of birkenstocks. She wore them everywhere and loved them. Every summer I would buy a cheap pair from Walmart (since kids feet grow so quickly I wasn't allowed real ones) and I never took them off till they fell apart. Maybe now it's time to get myself my first real pair… I'm a definite 'yay' for this trend!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  71. Jana says:

    I never was fan of these but seeing them combined in this way I actually like them πŸ™‚

    http://luxuriouslifeandfashion.blogspot.com/

    10.09.13 · Reply
  72. kateprs says:

    I used to wear Birkenstock clogs year round in undergrad… unless it was too hot, then I just wore flip flops. Unfortunately I wore the cork out and haven't gotten a replacement… yet.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  73. Alison August says:

    I already have a pair. And I love 'em.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  74. Downtownchicagobarbie says:

    I'm not a fan of Birkenstock because they aren't fashionable and to be honest aren't that comfortable. You are right about the whole pj's and going to school look

    10.09.13 · Reply
  75. ashleigh says:

    CRAY. But they ARE comfortable. However,m that does not make them cute, though I guess they are "in" now.
    -Ash
    http://www.thestylizedwannabe.com

    10.09.13 · Reply
  76. fashionablecollections says:

    I have birks in light tan and I think I look a hot mess when I try and wear them with anything normal. I think it's the black ones that look more chic. I was tempted to by a pair but with the colder weather approaching I chickened out. I can't wait to see how you style them!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  77. Anna says:

    Hurrah!!! Birks= functional fashion. They have some other styles that aren't as 90's hippie-tastic, too.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  78. Miranda says:

    Definitely have to say "nay" (and "cray"). Sorry Kendi! I just think the shoes are ruining every single one of those outfits above.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  79. Angela K says:

    I see these all around campus and they look so comfortable, but I can't do it! I do like the solid black with the bright blue toes but not for me haha

    Angela @ Pens & Peonies!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  80. Margaux says:

    If loving Birks is wrong, than I don't wanna be right.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  81. Q says:

    As far as I am concerned, they NEVER went 'out' of style… my love for them is here to stay!… plus they have updated and have different styles now…. always black ones….. then and now.x

    http://www.myclayexperience.com/

    10.09.13 · Reply
  82. photosbyjaana says:
    10.09.13 · Reply
  83. Dee says:

    Love 'em. Girls gotta take a break from heels sometimes!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  84. Katherine says:

    I just ordered a pair on Tuesday, so Yay!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  85. Nikki says:

    hahaha this post is so great! I’ve been dying for a pair

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    10.09.13 · Reply
  86. 33 says:

    They are comfortable that's for sure. your feet have the tendency to go wide after wearing birkies. the best version is the the whole black Arizona (black leather footbed, like the pair Sabrina has on). Amazon has this shop located in Germany that sells them (hopefully to be restocked because my size sold out a couple of days ago).

    10.09.13 · Reply
  87. Stephanie M says:

    As a teacher and therefore someone who stands all day.. and who has a bad back, love them. I have three pairs of Gizeh’s. They do make your outfit a little more casual, but my back is thankful.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  88. Gina says:

    yep, they are so college….not sure if I can go back!

    10.09.13 · Reply
  89. Clare says:

    I LOVE my birkenstocks! They're the most comfy shoes known to man. I don't care how college/hippy/goofy they look, I'll keep wearing them. I'm all for utilitarianism in my fashion choices.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  90. Theresa says:

    I think I'm loving that they're back! My older sister had a pair when we were younger and I was always jealous πŸ™‚

    10.09.13 · Reply
  91. Elizabeth says:

    Some of the prints they have out now are super cute!
    Elizabeth
    http://curvesandchocolatecupakes.tumblr.com/

    10.09.13 · Reply
  92. Emily says:

    I love Birks! My mum always wore them when I was a kid (I even had a pair when I was really little) but when I was a pre-teen I though her Birk wearing ways were super embarrassing. I have seen the light though and when I was in about grade 11 I got another pair. I absolutely love them and have worn them ever since. I am a fan of the t-strap style ones.

    -Emily

    10.09.13 · Reply
  93. Rosely Carrasco says:

    Nay, my style is really laid back but I would only wear them at home because they do look comfy.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  94. It's a nay for me. I think they look clunky on the foot and even the models pictured above look like they have lumberjack feet. πŸ™‚

    10.10.13 · Reply
  95. Jennifer says:

    I never thought Birkenstocks were cute until now!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    10.10.13 · Reply
  96. I never had a pair when they were "cool" in high school so you can bet your ass I went for it this time. Soft suede for me. (But honestly, they aren't all that comfy.)

    10.10.13 · Reply
  97. Kendi Lea says:

    I love that you just said 'sups' — double points for you.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  98. Stylish Housewife says:

    LOL…I’m so down for a game of beer pong. I say we play for a pair of Birks. =)

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

    10.09.13 · Reply
  99. Nikki says:

    Noooooooo!! So much no! But I will play beer pong with you any day of the week πŸ™‚

    10.10.13 · Reply
  100. RosesAreBlue says:

    Errr………..no. I have a pair of (pink) Maseur sandals, which are similar, but I never, ever wear them out. I got them in pink for that reason, they work with nothing I own, so are relegated to the beach and around home;rather like the Crocs knock-offs I use for showering in caravan park facilities – great in their place. I am occassionally tempted to buy a pair in a neutral shade, because I have foot issues (heels are out forever), but I have restrained myself thus far.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  101. Katie says:

    No way Jose! I had enough of Birks back in the 90's when they were cool the first time. They make my size 10's look like Flintstone feet. :oP

    10.10.13 · Reply
  102. Grace says:

    Love it. I’m not sure if I could pull them off, but the “who cares” attitude surrounding Birks is awesome.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  103. Laura says:

    Will I be shunned from the blogging community if I confess that I still own a pair from when they were in fashion the last time? If so, then I don’t, and I never wear them. Especially not when I walk the dogs.

    10.09.13 · Reply
  104. Kendi Lea says:

    me neither πŸ˜‰

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  105. Lisa P. says:

    I just got a pair of Birkenstocks and love them! I had an old pair that was very heavy, but the new ones are so light and comfortable! In Germany, I saw them on women of all ages and they looked so comfortable that I couldn't resist buying a pair.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  106. Allie Maxwell Johnson says:

    lol yay

    10.10.13 · Reply
  107. Alex MacD says:

    What cold possibly be wrong with being conscious about the support your feet need!? And with so many options to choose from, Everyone can find a pair that works for them!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  108. Love that birks are back! I need to get myself a pair stat!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  109. Kimberly says:

    Hah! I've been wearing Birkenstocks for the past year plus since I screwed up my ankle wearing a different pair of sandals. And sandals are a MUST with how 'warm' some places I've worked are!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  110. Katelyn says:

    Oh boy…I've never had a pair, but I might be ready to take the plunge! Of course not until next summer. It's cold here in Wisco!

    Katelyn
    http://www.katelynnow.com

    10.10.13 · Reply
  111. Nikki says:

    hahaha this post is so great! I've been dying for a pair

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

    10.10.13 · Reply
  112. Stephanie M says:

    As a teacher and therefore someone who stands all day.. and who has a bad back, love them. I have three pairs of Gizeh's. They do make your outfit a little more casual, but my back is thankful.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  113. Stylish Housewife says:

    LOL…I'm so down for a game of beer pong. I say we play for a pair of Birks. =)

    XOXO, Jenn
    The Stylish Housewife

    10.10.13 · Reply
  114. Love it. I'm not sure if I could pull them off, but the "who cares" attitude surrounding Birks is awesome.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  115. Laura says:

    Will I be shunned from the blogging community if I confess that I still own a pair from when they were in fashion the last time? If so, then I don't, and I never wear them. Especially not when I walk the dogs.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  116. Jennifer Cross says:

    I live in Austin, where Birks never left. Nothing says “I am sloppy” like Birks. Yuck.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  117. Susan D says:

    Ewww! Never!

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  118. Essence Brown says:

    yay.

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  119. Nora says:

    i’ve always been down with the birks!

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  120. stylishlyinlove says:

    What a great blog.

    Have a great day.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  121. Sara says:

    I love this post! I have been thinking about pulling mine out of the bottom of my closet lately and this just inspired me to do so! Thanks!

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  122. lillypea says:

    I kinda like this trend coming back. they are so comfy.

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  123. Jandan says:

    Hells Yeah! I have a dark brown pair I got in Germany and they are soooooo comfy. I think the Birks all look really cute with the outfits above. I’m a runner, so I like to wear supportive shoes whenever practical when I’m not running. Take care of your feet girls – they’re the only ones you got!

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  124. Guest says:

    well that’s dang good news. my mom just gave me her old birks and they’re the only shoes i own that don’t make my feet cry.

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  125. Mj Rdn says:

    they’re a bit masculen. I wouldn’t wear them but it looks cool on someone else. πŸ™‚ http://comedomenica.blogspot.com/

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  126. I;ve noticed that they’re having a moment and I think I’m okay with it! Not sure if i would ever add a pair to my wardrobe (my feet are very skinny… might look weird) but the leather ones look dressier and are kind of cool!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  127. Megan says:

    yay! I love them. I can’t believe it but I really do:)

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  128. Ally Rob says:

    yes, yes, a thousand times YES! Also, helllllllo arch support!

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  129. farragio says:

    Birks are back? They never left for me πŸ™‚ I love them.

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  130. I say YAY! I’m loving that Birkenstocks are back… bring on the comfy and practical shoes.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  131. bee says:

    Nay. Please tell me this is a sponsored post!

    10.10.13 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      hahaha no! just sponsored by my brain πŸ™‚

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  132. Pia says:

    I. just. can’t.
    I wear Birks. In the house. They will never see the outside of my home. And I live in Oregon, where they are a common sighting.

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  133. Haley Valerie says:

    I have never been a big fan of them, but I am sure that you will find a way to make them look amazing!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

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  134. stef says:

    I defended the Birkenstock Gizeh back in April in this post (http://milk-shed.com/2013/04/26/springsummer-style-birkenstock-gizeh-yeah-im-serious/) and everyone thought I was crazy. Glad to see others coming around! πŸ˜‰

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  135. Chelsea says:

    I so want some! I loved my pair growing up (so comfy) but love the sandal version too now! Definitely say yay

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  136. Jennifer Cross says:

    I live in Austin, where Birks never left. Nothing says "I am sloppy" like Birks. Yuck.

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  137. Rachel says:

    I spent the summer in Europe and black Birkenstocks were all over town! The Black in ‘Madrid’ (one simple strap) were by far the most popular and I saw a girl that paired them with a cute black dress..so chic. I want that pair for next summer.

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  138. Susan D says:

    Ewww! Never!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  139. Essence Brown says:

    yay.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  140. Nora says:

    i've always been down with the birks!

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  141. stylishlyinlove says:

    What a great blog.

    Have a great day.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  142. Rheanna says:

    My boyfriend just surprised me and bought me a pair of black suede Birkies (after months of agonizing whether to buy them for myself). I am so in love. With the Birkies and with the boyfriend!

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  143. Sara says:

    I love this post! I have been thinking about pulling mine out of the bottom of my closet lately and this just inspired me to do so! Thanks!

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  144. lillypea says:

    I kinda like this trend coming back. they are so comfy.

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  145. Jandan says:

    Hells Yeah! I have a dark brown pair I got in Germany and they are soooooo comfy. I think the Birks all look really cute with the outfits above. I'm a runner, so I like to wear supportive shoes whenever practical when I'm not running. Take care of your feet girls – they're the only ones you got!

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  146. Khristian says:

    Sadly, those will make my size 9.5 feet look like 13’s….

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  147. well that's dang good news. my mom just gave me her old birks and they're the only shoes i own that don't make my feet cry.

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  148. Mj Rdn says:

    they're a bit masculen. I wouldn't wear them but it looks cool on someone else. πŸ™‚ http://comedomenica.blogspot.com/

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  149. Allison Buthray says:

    I;ve noticed that they're having a moment and I think I'm okay with it! Not sure if i would ever add a pair to my wardrobe (my feet are very skinny… might look weird) but the leather ones look dressier and are kind of cool!

    http://www.confessionsoftheglitterati.com/

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  150. Megan says:

    yay! I love them. I can't believe it but I really do:)

    10.10.13 · Reply
  151. Ally Rob says:

    yes, yes, a thousand times YES! Also, helllllllo arch support!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  152. I can’t Kendi. I just cannot go back to the Birks. or Keds, in case you were wondering…

    xo-becky
    http://www.thefluffreport.com

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  153. farragio says:

    Birks are back? They never left for me πŸ™‚ I love them.

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  154. chelseaandthecity says:

    I say YAY! I'm loving that Birkenstocks are back… bring on the comfy and practical shoes.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

    10.10.13 · Reply
  155. bee says:

    Nay. Please tell me this is a sponsored post!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  156. Pia says:

    I. just. can't.
    I wear Birks. In the house. They will never see the outside of my home. And I live in Oregon, where they are a common sighting.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  157. Haley Valerie says:

    I have never been a big fan of them, but I am sure that you will find a way to make them look amazing!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

    10.10.13 · Reply
  158. stef says:

    I defended the Birkenstock Gizeh back in April in this post (http://milk-shed.com/2013/04/26/springsummer-style-birkenstock-gizeh-yeah-im-serious/) and everyone thought I was crazy. Glad to see others coming around! πŸ˜‰

    10.10.13 · Reply
  159. Chelsea says:

    I so want some! I loved my pair growing up (so comfy) but love the sandal version too now! Definitely say yay

    10.10.13 · Reply
  160. Kendi Lea says:

    hahaha no! just sponsored by my brain πŸ™‚

    10.10.13 · Reply
  161. Rachel says:

    I spent the summer in Europe and black Birkenstocks were all over town! The Black in 'Madrid' (one simple strap) were by far the most popular and I saw a girl that paired them with a cute black dress..so chic. I want that pair for next summer.

    10.10.13 · Reply
  162. Ali Burgoon says:

    i love that they’re coming back! ever since they went out i’ve been wearing them around the house… glad i can bust them out in public again!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  163. Rheanna says:

    My boyfriend just surprised me and bought me a pair of black suede Birkies (after months of agonizing whether to buy them for myself). I am so in love. With the Birkies and with the boyfriend!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  164. Khristian says:

    Sadly, those will make my size 9.5 feet look like 13's….

    10.10.13 · Reply
  165. Smart Dresser says:

    I like πŸ™‚

    News @ my blog http://www.smartdresser.net/

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  166. Becky Nally says:

    I can't Kendi. I just cannot go back to the Birks. or Keds, in case you were wondering…

    xo-becky
    http://www.thefluffreport.com

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  167. Abby says:

    I saw a lot of white one-strap Birks when I was living in Korea. They are definitely making a comeback.

    Also… Febreeze isn’t a perfume??

    xx Abby a geek tragedy

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  168. Ali Burgoon says:

    i love that they're coming back! ever since they went out i've been wearing them around the house… glad i can bust them out in public again!

    10.10.13 · Reply
  169. Abby says:

    I saw a lot of white one-strap Birks when I was living in Korea. They are definitely making a comeback.

    Also… Febreeze isn't a perfume??

    xx Abby a geek tragedy

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  170. Melissa Armstrong says:

    I love birkenstocks! my fiancΓ© has some and he calls them his “jesus joggers”.

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  171. maria77 says:

    I think they look absolutely horrible in that first photo. The other ones are not quite as bad. I think there are much better options for comfortable footwear, though.

    Personally, I had brutally painful plantar fascitis foot pain for a year and a half, which I healed by walking barefoot as much as possible.

    For me, the most comfortable shoe is one that has pretty much no heel and is super flexible… like a ballet flat with a leather sole. Anything with “support” flairs up my foot problems, almost immediately.

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    • cora says:

      Yay. I too had horrible plantar fasciitis and the only shoe that felt good on my feet were birks. I wore them even though they weren’t cool and just “made it work”. I’m so happy to know they’re legit now and everyone will embrace my choice.

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  172. dig it.

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  173. I had this and my mom made me throw them out!!! I need them.

    new post on my blog: http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com check it out!
    Xo
    Belen

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  174. Melissa Armstrong says:

    I love birkenstocks! my fiancΓ© has some and he calls them his "jesus joggers".

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  175. Laura says:

    I prefer the more feminine styles (like Adria & Mayari) over the classic two-strap, but they are super comfy!

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  176. maria77 says:

    I think they look absolutely horrible in that first photo. The other ones are not quite as bad. I think there are much better options for comfortable footwear, though.

    Personally, I had brutally painful plantar fascitis foot pain for a year and a half, which I healed by walking barefoot as much as possible.

    For me, the most comfortable shoe is one that has pretty much no heel and is super flexible… like a ballet flat with a leather sole. Anything with "support" flairs up my foot problems, almost immediately.

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  177. paige says:

    dig it.

    10.11.13 · Reply
  178. cora says:

    Yay. I too had horrible plantar fasciitis and the only shoe that felt good on my feet were birks. I wore them even though they weren't cool and just "made it work". I'm so happy to know they're legit now and everyone will embrace my choice.

    10.11.13 · Reply
  179. Androbel says:

    I had this and my mom made me throw them out!!! I need them.

    new post on my blog: http://www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com check it out!
    Xo
    Belen

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  180. Laura says:

    I prefer the more feminine styles (like Adria & Mayari) over the classic two-strap, but they are super comfy!

    10.11.13 · Reply
  181. Meredith says:

    Woof.

    10.11.13 · Reply
  182. Meredith says:

    Woof.

    10.12.13 · Reply
  183. Bee says:

    Yeah!! Arizona, Soft bed (no break-in time cuz’ who has time). I bought the oiled skin leather cuz I thought it would go best with my leather purses….don’t have any suede purses now. I do admit to shopping for cute socks now to wear with my Birks…..that is a whole new yeah or ney blog post!! LOL!!

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  184. Beth says:

    Yeah!! Arizona, Soft bed (no break-in time cuz' who has time). I bought the oiled skin leather cuz I thought it would go best with my leather purses….don't have any suede purses now. I do admit to shopping for cute socks now to wear with my Birks…..that is a whole new yeah or ney blog post!! LOL!!

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  185. Stacy says:

    Seriously Cray Cray!

    10.13.13 · Reply
  186. Stacy says:

    Seriously Cray Cray!

    10.13.13 · Reply
  187. orchardbloom says:

    I never stopped wearing my birks. I’ve been wearing them for years and I’ll keep wearing them forever. I honestly find it kind of annoying that suddenly high fashion people are all over it because vogue wrote a silly article putting them on a pedestal but at the same time calling them UGLY!

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  188. orchardbloom says:

    I never stopped wearing my birks. I've been wearing them for years and I'll keep wearing them forever. I honestly find it kind of annoying that suddenly high fashion people are all over it because vogue wrote a silly article putting them on a pedestal but at the same time calling them UGLY!

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  189. Floyd says:

    OK, I’ll be the honest guy here chiming into this Birkenstock discussion. I highly recommend them to women,especially all moms and potential moms. Almost all the women I know swear by them. They are like the Cadillac of flip flops and thong sandals. Maybe not for looks but the comfort factor by reputation outweighs the ugly rep they supposedly have. They don’t look all that bad to me. The Gizehs are the most popular from what I’ve seen. I think they look pretty cool on women and are quite flattering to the feet IMO. The Mayari and the Adria styles are also gaining in popularity. Seen a lot of women wearing these aside from the Gizehs and Arizonas.

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  190. Ali.G says:

    I wish people would stop saying “Cray Cray”. I mean, seriously? Oh yeah and it’s a definite yay for Birks

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  191. Ali.G says:

    I wish people would stop saying "Cray Cray". I mean, seriously? Oh yeah and it's a definite yay for Birks

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  192. Joe Lupo/Jesse Garza says:

    They totally are! Love all your street style picks. I would add just a couple more… http://visual-therapy.com/blog/vt-commentary-on-birkenstocks-in-sf-chronicle-style-cover-story/

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  193. Joe Lupo/Jesse Garza says:

    They totally are! Love all your street style picks. I would add just a couple more… http://visual-therapy.com/blog/vt-commentary-on-birkenstocks-in-sf-chronicle-style-cover-story/

    06.17.14 · Reply