I have a love/hate relationship with thongs (or flip flops depending on where you live). It is Australia’s national footwear of choice and many have an emotional attachment to the rubber toe sandals. On Australia Day, Thong Throwing competitions are part of the activities!
It must just be my feet, or the way I walk, but I have trouble keeping thongs on my feet. And there is nothing worse than the rubber rubbing between the toes.
So a light bulb went off when I saw Australian Designer brands like Bassike and Dion Lee using Birkenstocks in their Summer Campaigns.
The same chunky slip on sandals that slightly eccentric, intellectuals wear, sometimes with socks? (Ugh)
If Bassike and Dion Lee think they are cool, who am I to argue with that?
History of Birkenstock goes way back. 243 years to be exact. Check out the story HERE. (Australian site)
Now, I’m not saying that I am about to Ebay my high heels, because I am a high heel kinda girl. And I need those extra centimeters on the bottom of my feet.
However, these actually look comfortable and just a little bit elegant.
I have some White Birkenstock Arizonas on order. I think my feet will actually thank me.
What do you think of Birkenstocks? Love or loath?