LET’S DISCUSS: BIRKENSTOCKS

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s been a while since I posted a ‘Let’s Discuss’ but lately I’ve been thinking a lot of something and I would love to discuss this with you! After giving in to the trend of Birkenstocks (or slides as we all call them now) two years ago I have been kind of sick of them lately. I admit: I still wear them to go grocery shopping from time to time but everytime I do, I really feel unattractive. I hear you think: ‘they are unattractive’! and yes I know. But as you all probably know trends can do weird things to the brain of a woman and for the past two years I felt like they were quite cool. I’ve been going through a couple of lookbooks for fall 2015 and I still saw quite some slides! Now I what do you think? Did they ran out of their trend cycle or are we still aloud to wear them? I think I’m calling it quits but maybe you can all convince me of anything else! Can’t wait to hear what you all have to say about this. Big kiss, N.

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  • i discuss nothing haha i just love them !! πŸ™‚

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • I think they are in the top this summer specially because there are more cheapest (and very good) versions in many brands and also in different massive stores (as all inditex group) If you wear the in the heart also can be weared in the feet

    Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita

  • I still love mine but agree I rarely wear them for posting on my blog. I pretty much live in them after work and for popping to the shops as they’re just the most comfy shoes ever and great in the summer!

    JUSTADDCAKE

  • Remember when crocs were a trend? Thankfully that died and this trend should too.
    πŸ˜€

  • Not kidding, I’ve probably seen five posts on bloggers who just aren’t feeling Birkenstocks. Not to say yours isn’t original at all, that’s not the point–just that maybe we all should decide to call the ugly sandal trend quits, because it sounds like no one’s into it! I have to say, though, they do look better than my usual “comfy” shoes, a pair of ratty men’s Nike flip flops…I might keep ’em just for the comfort.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Love, Gigi
    Dolce and Gabriella

  • I find the Madrid model a lot more feminine and flattering though I have to admit that Birks in gerneral are definately some of the most comfortable shoes in the world.
    Still thinking about getting them some time this month!
    xx
    Loulou
    http://louloucest-moi.blogspot.de/

  • I never liked them anyways. Not even when they were in fashion (or still are). What you say, they are unattractive and maybe I’m the only one out here but I don’t find them walking comfy at all πŸ˜‰

    http://www.winwonderland.com

  • ‘Shit bloggers wear’ hahaha πŸ™‚ I really don’t understand this trend, Birkenstocks are just ridiculous and they make your feet look very unattractive. Let them be biggest trend of the season, I wouldn’t wear them.. ever! πŸ™‚

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

  • Macy

    They may be comfortable but I dislike them!! Always have, always will!! Sure some people know how to style them well but they are just not attractive like you said! x

  • Salma van der Ven

    I have a pair as well and to be honest I don’t wear them as much as I used too! Are you still going to wear them on your blog? <3

  • Birkenstocks, tjaa dat duurde bij mij ook even voordat ik eraan gewend was.
    Ik heb nu twee vrschillende modellen en perfect voor de “wat langere afstanden lopen, bijv. op vakantie”.
    Ze zijn niet fashionable, maar meer geaccepteerd.. als je er op gaat letten dan heeft driekwart van de bevolking wel een paar staan ;).
    Al moet ik eerlijk zeggen dat ik ze bij mannen helemaal verschrikkelijk vind, beetje hetzelfde als uggs bij mannen.
    Maargoed ik zweer dan ook op mijn Havaianas =).

    liefs

  • I think it is the same thing with any clothing object. Some of them, to some of us, will be just plain ugly and we will never understand them but to the others, they will be the ultimate thing to have. Regarding birkenstocks, they indeed are the most comfortable shoe there is. Fact. And I love how the fashion world incorporated this comfy, ugly shoe and made it trendy. I don’t think that it is mind playing, capitalistic, thing to do, but a challenging one. As far as I’m concerned, bring on with the more real, life like trends. I have seen many bloggers just doing wonders with them and styling them like a pro. I do own one pair and I will post some outfits with them because it’s not really all about those high, terrible, uncomfortable heels. This is just bringing some approachable real life realism to fashion industry.

    http://www.stateofcate.com/

    • I agree 100% with Katarina.

  • To be honest, I have never been a big Birkenstock fan. But somehow some people still managed to get me excited about them. πŸ™‚ I think that it’s all about the right combination and the attitude you have while wearing Birkenstocks. I think I can’t pull them off because I would feel uncomfortable wearing them myself and than I will not have the right attitude.

  • When I first saw Birks becoming a trend, I hated them! But now I realise they are probably a combination of my two favourite things – style and comfort. I am not the type of person who will easily sacrifice my comfort for a fashionable piece, but I think birkenstocks have the ability to look good (in summer) depending on the outfit!

  • I’m still undecided. I don’t think this will be a trend I personally will hop on to the bandwagon for, but they do look good when styled well. Unfortunately, my feet are too flat to suit them.

    StephStrays.com

  • I strongly dislike them, this trend should just die already tbh! They can ruin the best outfits! But that’s just my opinion!

  • V.

    Sorry but I HATE it! For my part, it’s a “don’t”…
    V.
    http://lavsphere.blogspot.fr/

  • I have the same problem.
    I do think a lot of people pull them off very cute
    and it makes me want to go back in that cycle again,
    but I personally just don’t like wearing open-toe shoes
    especially when they’re flats

    Much Love, M
    http://blvckorsomething.blogspot.com

  • Birkenstocks are so 2009 :P. In 2009 everyone in Holland wore them. I have worn them for 3 years and now I’m sick of them.

  • I like the new crisscross slides better. I’ve seen some by Jefferey Campbell and H&M that I want so bad but I am worried that they might get loose after awhile since there is no buckle. I kind of doubt that they will last as long as Birkenstocks but I think they are much cuter!

  • Ami

    Those shoes remind me of Crocs and Uggs. Sometimes hideous, but most of the time comfortable.

    X – http://thebudgetshopper.nl

  • I like them for summer and certain circumstances, travelling or if you’ve got a lot of walking to do. I don’t think they should be worn all the time though
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  • I think Birks are okay, I don’t mind them but some of my friends hates them with a passion. I’m personally a shoe or flats type of person.

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • Sabine

    I have fake ones and i really dont care, i have an chronic condition in my ankles so i cant wear heels (AARGGG) or shoes with a plateau. Maybe not sexy but everything is hotter than crocs though!!

  • Aw, I love my Birks! I have the Gizeh in black, and they are so simple and comfortable. They’re incredibly versatile, so I can pair them with a dressier outfit for work, or I can tramp around the river and fish in them. Definitely works for me.

  • I’ve been wearing them for years. They’re my beach and pool favorite things. The trend of wearing them with outfits for other events does nothing for me, because even though I love them and think they’re super confortable, they are not what I call fashionable.

  • Haha, leuk om al die reacties te lezen. Toevallig heb ik een paar weken geleden deze versie van Birkenstocks aangeschaft! En ze lopen zo fijn, ik vind ze ideaal. Het zijn geen beauties maar ze zijn best simpel, en lopen heerlijk! Goede combinatie! πŸ™‚

  • I love birks! <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

  • In or out of style, I’m sure they were around and will still be around. They’re pretty comfortable sandals actually. Before the bloggers brought it to trend, there were comfortable. Now that bloggers are trending it, it’s still as comfortable. I will still continue to wear mine and I’m feeling happy that they are something a lot of bloggers are wearing now.

  • I was having the same thoughts about them in this post: http://mollyandbeans.com/2014/04/gold-is-the-new-flat/ You can see GIVENCHY’s take on them in gold. I still can’t decide. I saw a pic of you wearing similar {white} sandals in the airport on Instagram a little while ago and now I am thinking I like them again… urgh… lol xx

  • I confess that I hated but from one day to other I came to love it and now I got two pairs and I use nonstop.

    http://finddyourway.blogspot.pt/

  • This reference might be over some people’s heads, but do you remember that episode of Arthur {yes, that PBS cartoon from when we all were kids} when Muffy convinces Francine’s sister to try on an outlandish outfit by saying “It’s so out that it’s in!”? I think these shoes started out the same way, and was probably worn ironically at first. These shoes are very comfortable and easy, which probably helped the trend catch on. It’s unexpected, laid back and a bit funny. I personally love them, and wish my pair from high school didn’t go missing mysteriously.

    http://www.thebirdandcage.com

  • I totally thought slides were so ugly when they first got hot, but you’re so right about what trends do to girls’ brains. I have my own pair now and I love them. They’re just way too comfortable.

    Patti
    http://www.dailyxdaydream.blogspot.com

  • Bee

    nice question πŸ˜‰ well they’re comfortable but I wouldn’t wear them with elegant clothes, only with sporty ones and I think I wouldn’t post look with them on my blog πŸ˜‰ they’re very controversial πŸ˜‰

    kate&bee
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