BIRKENSTOCKS ARE BACK… omg.. and they aren’t your composting , high school biology teacher’s kicks ANYMORE…
Yes , the shoe once reserved for tree huggers and those of the granola and patchouli ILK have risen from the Acapulco Gold formed ashes like a phoenix and came through to represent … BIRKENSTOCKS ,the most controversial shoe on the planet.. Families and friendships have been divided for decades, upon debating their ugliness or efficiency as a shoe..
A few years back I had an awesome pair of Michael Kors metallic pink joints that I wore until they DIED … there was no repairing them .. so I played taps and moved on ( sniff , sniff) .. I still have them though .. JUST TO SAY .. 10 YRS AGO i rocked Birkenstocks BITCHES ( i was in the 2nd or 3rd wave of the return) … IN METALLIC PINK.. observe this.. ok… but I digress.. These cork bottomed arguably attractive beauties have been around since the 60’s.. I promise you that your mom or grandma, (depending on your age) . was pissing in the fields at Woodstock rocking some friggin BIRKIES dude…. and now you can get them everywhere..in any , shape , design, color or fabric….THERE ARE JELLY BIRKENSTOCKS… Sit with that for a quick cute second..
In LA, they sell pyramid studded Birkenstocks at THE SLAUSON SWAP MEET .. no really .. THEY HAVE HIT THE HOOD with a fierce fleeky intensity so, whether you are ‘FUCKIN UP SOME COMMAS’ or in the “Age of Aquarius” the Birkenstock revival is upon us and YES THEY ARE ACTUALLY CUTE … and comfy as shit .. I can’t front.. I never thought I would see my sistas from around the way slidin out of the mani/pedi situation donning a pair of cork bottomed hippie sandals .. NEVER THOUGHT.. but the day has arrived… As cute as some of these are there is no WAY you could be apprehensive, so run out and in the VINTAGE WORDS OF BIG SEAN ” go in and get ya some” …..
I noticed the low key ,subtle resurgence of this shoe last summer. I saw that they were casually being rocked by quite a few laid back , yoga induced, hipsters but not in an obivous way.. ya know but instead more of , like, on the way to Ashtanga Yoga or your V-Steam appointment or some shit like that … I noticed this spring though that people were rocking these things in places other than Whole Foods or Farmer’s Market. I was noticing Birkenstocks in prints, floral, outstanding colorways, HIGH end.. Low End…
I MEAN .. they are back… Everyone from Birkenstock ( THE OG’S) to Givenchy is serving up some type of Birkenstock or “inspired by” sandal… ranging from 15 to several hundred dollars.. for comfort and of course FASHION DAHLIN!!!!… .. OH and it’s also popular to really get throwed and toss on some comfy socks to compliment your joints. I am not sure how long we will have with this trend.. I mean are they here forever LIKE THE REVIVAL OF THE LEGGING, ( throws hands to heavens a la Ruby Dee in Jungle Fever) … or will it be a trend like so many others and fade away after SUMMER OF 2015, as for me… this here is FINALLY .. a fashion trend i can get with I mean how can we not enjoy . “GO TO THE GROCERY STORE CHIC”… or .. “Mother Stoner Couture” .. LOL… that’s right up my alley … I am always down to represent for the White Rabbit around this bitch … ( lights joint) … 😉