You’ve just got to love Birkenstocks. They have been around since the beginning of time. (at least it seems that way, I think Moses was wearing them!) A shoe that most of us would not have been seen dead in 20 years ago, but has now become an iconic style statement for every Stylista worth her salt and a wardrobe staple.
I myself own a couple of pairs, which I bought back in the mid 90′s and early 2000′s, way before they became the trend of 2014. They are still going strong today, and are in great condition. The original Birkenstock, appears to be a shoe, that no matter what you do to them, they still keep going, and the comfort factor cannot be denied. I think that’s why hippies loved them way back when.
A few companies have jumped on the Birkenstock “style” band wagon, Zara, Target, Steve Madden to name a few, creating their own version of this comfy shoe, but in my opinion, nothing beats the real thing. Created in 1774, when Louis XVI ascended to the throne of France, a history tidbit that really has nothing to do with this post, but I thought I’d throw it in for good measure!
I don’t think this unlikely style statement is going anywhere any time soon.
You can read more on the history of Birkenstock here and get your Birkenstock groove on here and here