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Birkenstock Inspired Shoes

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Birkenstock Inspired Shoes

Birkenstock Inspired Shoes: Arguably a trend to surface from the current ’90s craze is the revival of Birkenstock-inspired sandals! More fashionably referred to as “pool slides”, these sleek slip-ons are the epitome of an LA-friendly shoe, capturing the casual-cool attitude of the West Coast effortlessly.

With its squishy cork footbed, roomy toe box, and thick buckled straps, the sturdy, sensible sole has been embraced by others besides Bernard. In fact, fashion editors in these very hallways have been bringing their secret love of the jolie-laide shoe into the light of day. Runway shoes often skew impractical: super-high heels, teetering platforms, and chunky wedges that appear impossible to walk in. But for next spring, designers are noticing how great and flattering a flat shoe can be.  The Birkenstock is no longer just a brand name but a style of its own. Once considered a fashion faux pas reserved for hippies, it has been reimagined by the greatest designers, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Giambattista Valli and Phoebe Philo at Céline.

Stock up on those Birkenstocks now, because it looks like you can be comfortable on this trend and comfort never looked so chic.

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