While doing my daily rounds on the fashion interwebs, I came across a very interesting piece of news: Garance Dore loves Birkenstocks!
More: she even penned a Birkenstock Love Letter to show her appreciation for the German – made comfy footwear! And that, my dahlings, coupled with the numerous Birkenstock sightings I’ve been reporting about, will definitely mark the return of the Birkenstock Sandals! I’m expecting a Birkenstock feature in Vogue soon!
Oh, wait: Birkenstocks have seen the pages of Vogue already! And even on the catwalk! And if Kate Moss made them so popular back in the early 90s with a little help from Corinne Day’s lenses, now we get to see them worn by the likes of Miranda Kerr (in Vogue), style icon extraordinaire Alexa Chung and uber-bombshell Gisele Bundchen (and oh-so-many others).
Here’s a selection with some of my favorite Birkenstocks – among them Gizeh and my all-time favorite, the Yara sandals:
Honestly: if you were to choose, deep down from the bottom of your heart, would you honestly spend all your day, every day in towering high heels? If you’re tempted to say yes, just think of that moment when you get home, take off your shoes and your feet touch the carpeted/wooden floors.. Isn’t that a wonderful connection?
Think of the moment your feet touch the green grass in the summer and then think about high heels again! Because each time I wear Birkenstock sandals, I feel barefoot on the freshly cut lawn of my imagination. On the warm wood of my living room, on the fluffy carpet of my bedroom. And I wouldn’t trade that for any high heel. For any new trend, any fancy fashion.
And seeing Birkenstocks in Vogue is a sure sign that we’re all humans and we all recharge at the same wellbeing source. At home. Grounded.
Let all the snobs do what they know best: snob. We’ll do what we know best: love!