I hate how much I love you
Mere days after denouncing Birkenstocks and their hipster-esq but entirely mainstream vibe to my friends, I fell in love with a Birkenstock.
Unfortunately, as I have never liked Birkenstocks, I can’t claim to be one of those long-time fans who has owned a pair forever and is therefore trending by association. In fact I kind of hate themThanks to High School I match Birkenstocks (particularly the brown kind) with sweaty boy feet and sweaty boy feet only so when the started appearing in every lookbook and on every runway I felt a little bit sick on the inside. How does a shoe so popular with teenage boys in the early aughts (horrible word) become so desirable that Givenchy can sell out a $1000 version? Fashion that’s how.
Fashion is also how I found myself becoming one of those people I despise: someone who adopts questionable trends just because everyone is telling them they should.
Birkenstocks via Matches
Blame it on fashion, blame it on the chambray stripe, blame it on the gold trimming, I don’t care, they had me at hello.