Random Person: Those sandals are really cute!
Random Person: Are they comfortable?
Me: Definitely! I practically live in them.
Random Person: Really? Could you walk a mile in them?
Me: I could walk five miles in them!
Random Person: (pause) Wow. (pause) What brand are they?
People are usually pretty surprised to hear that my super cute and colorful sandals are Birkenstocks. For the last five or six years I have been wearing the Gizeh sandal, which is (in my opinion) the most fashionable style they offer, but Birkenstocks have been my go-to sandal for more than a decade. From about March to October, I pretty much live in them. A colorful sandal is a go-to summer piece and the wide straps on these sandals makes the color visible. I already have a couple colors in my closet, but am still lusting after the green glow patent.
Birkenstock doesn't really change anything drastically from season to season so once you figure out your size, then you can order them online. (I usually get mine from Zappos or RueLaLa.) There are a ton of color options so you can always find something that will appeal to you, they last more than one season (just remember to get the cork sealant to protect them from the rain), and you can walk in them for days! Honestly, the only downside is that you get weird tan lines on your feet.
Still not convinced? Check out Birkenstock on Pinterest and see all the user-submitted photos of people loving their Birks!