1. LMC1971

    The single strap Madrid are my fave but not shown above…check them out! I’ve worn my Birks for going on 6 years now…LOVE ’em.
    Cheers, Lisa

  2. nora

    I love my birks. I’ve been wearing them forever, happy to see their “back.” Guess I’m in style now : )

  3. Paula Jean | Sea Island Drive

    It’s going to take me a little while to get back on board with this one, but they really are the most comfortable sandals ever, so I’m all for it! I’ve always kind of secretly loved the look of the tan suede Arizona with a torn jean.

  4. Kristin @ W [H] A T C H

    Man, I’m having a tough time with this one. If anything, I’m going to be a late adopter of this trend.

  5. Sharon

    I have a love/hate relationship with berks… So incredibly comfortable, especially when on a touristy type vacation and you are doing a lot of walking. Several years ago Michael Kors did a version of berks on metallics, specifically go,d and silver, which I bought. But getting back to authentic berks, I think that, like ugs, thyr can be ugly, but unlike ugs, they can be stylish…they also remind me of the days in college of the deadheads, thus the love/hate thing. But I am willing to being them back, but only stylishness, not in a deadheadish way.

  6. alissa

    I’m glad I saved my Birkenstocks! I have a pair of Gizeh style that have been sitting in my closet for years. I was toying with pulling them out this weekend, and now I’ll definitely be dusting them off after reading this!

  7. Sarah


  8. Shelley | Crazy Wonderful

    I just showed this to my husband (who still wears his from YEARS ago) and told him he just went from geek to chic ;D

  9. Samantha Penner


  10. Miya @ Design Indulgences

    Absolutely not. They remind me of my granma’s shoes she wears around the house.

  11. Lindsay // Shop Ella Lou

    Birkenstocks have been in for years in France. A few years ago, I bought a the Gizeh in black patent (great minds think alike 🙂 in the South of France and wore them everywhere but couldn’t bring myself to wear them at home because they have been considered so not stylish in the US…until now! I’m looking forward to wearing them stateside now also.

  12. Anne

    Love Birkenstocks and think they look great! Grew up with a mom who wore (and continues to wear) only Birks unless the snow is too deep, and I was embarrassed and horrified for years. Cut to 2002, when I spent some time in Paris and my good friend’s model girlfriend wore Gizehs constantly — as did all her model buddies. It was an epiphany and I have worn them religiously ever since… Now, like anything else, they look stylish on stylish people wearing other stylish clothes (if you , but in general I think they are fantastic, and the Gizeh (the only one I really wear, though I have a pair of leopard Madrids that I bring out sometimes) happen to be very flattering on the foot — your foot suddenly looks narrow and elegant. But seeing these photos, I am thinking of trying out the Arizona. I do think it helps to have the whole rest of your look really pulled together, and if you’re wearing 10-yr-old Birks that are smelly and worn, no, you’re not going to wind up in Vogue. But keep it all neat and clean and tidy and I am all for them!

  13. Jacqueline // Upon Wild Stars

    Yay I am so glad to hear Birks are back. My fav thing about them is that they are SO functional. Took mine around the world and back – they never let me down! Thanks, Meg xo

  14. Heidi

    Birks never went out of style in my circle.

  15. Melissa

    Haha, I had just commented to my sister in law that I noticed Birks on lots of the European (French and Italian mainly) tourists in NYC the last few days! Perfect timing on your post! I like the patent Gizeh quite a bit.


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