Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Cute Birkenstocks



Apparently it's possible! Who knew?!

I'm not one to jump on trends. Typically I wear things year in, year out and just about get by, until something literally falls apart at the seams. However, when I saw Birkenstock sandals doing the rounds I thought, 'thats a fugly looking shoe, they look really comfy!' and when I spotted these funky things on ASOS - 'Papillio by Birkenstock x Madrid Liberty (£49.95)' (conviniently in the sale now)... I knew I had to take that leap into the ugly/cool shoe deep-end.

Now, I have half size feet (six & a half, to be exact), so any shoes I ever buy generally give me problems - too tight or too small, never, ever perfect - until now! I didn't expect to fall quite so in love with these sandals; they're not something I'd ever normally buy, but I'm honestly very glad I did. Sure, they may not be everyones cup of tea, but I love the floral pattern that makes them a little different from every other pair of Birkenstocks/Birkalikes around at the moment. 

And the fit - oh, it's like a hug for my feet. They definitely gave me a hefty blister or two the very first time I wore them, but after persevering and showing them who's boss, they have become my everyday Summer favourite. The leather has almost moulded to my feet and they slip on like a dream, plus they're sturdy enough for long, off-track walks and/or a fair few hours of shopping.

I don't normally dedicate an entire blog post to just one item, but I thought these definitely deserved some praise, because they haven't left my feet since I bought them!

Basically, it's love. And I may or may not have my eye on another pair already.

What do you think to Birkenstocks?
What's your favourite Summer sandal?
xo

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  1. They're sooo cute! I have a pair of the black platform mock-birkenstock from Topshop and despite them being incredibly uncomfortable, I wear them to death - definitely now considering getting this pink floral pair!!xx

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    1. They're just so easy to wear aren't they?! Definitely tempted by a 'plainer' pair so that I really can wear them with anything & everything (although, I've never been one for matching anyway haha!) xx

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  2. I haven't really been big on the birkenstock tend but these are adorable, they may be the first pair I have seen that I actually like!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  3. i tried birks clogs in the 7th grade and i remember the boy i liked called them 'elf shoes!' haha, it cracked me up because he was kind of right. but i like these! and they are soo so comfortable. i;'d give it another go. :)

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    1. Haha! Aw, kids can be so mean :) you should give them another go! Xx

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  4. I love wearing Birkenstocks & have had a few pairs over the years (I lived in Germany for many years & they wear them all the time). They're so comfy, I love these cute ones you have found
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  5. These are the cutest Birkenstocks I've seen to date. Such a cute twist on the standard pair!

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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    1. Agreed! :) so tempted to get another pair now. Love them! Xx

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  6. I love these, they look so pretty and they must be pretty comfy too!

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. They look so comfortable and I love yours, so cute! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. They are very cute indeed! and they seem really comfortable too :)
    x

    FeelBella

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  9. I really didn't think this was possible, I just don't get these shoes at all but this pair is actually really nice!
    Miglė x | Meet Me On The Balcony

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  10. Oh my gosh! I seriously can't get over how cute these are! When Birks started popping back up, I was so torn. 2014 me cringed, but my high school self rejoiced. Those are amazing. Rejoicing all around!

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  11. Oh wow these look so comfy! I've always been on the fence with these as well; I would probably splurge but I have wide feet so I don't know if i'd be able to get them myself :(

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    1. I actually have quite wide feet too and don't have any problem! Plus they have the adjustable strap at the front which may help? :) xx

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  12. these are actually the first Birkenstocks that I have ever seen that are fab!

    x Julia from Juliasfashionminute.com

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  13. These are bloody adorable. You've convinced me!

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  14. These are really cute but I have heard about the blisters thing... that's the main thing that puts me off, I just don't have time for panning them in!

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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  15. what european size did you get for your 6 1/2 foot?

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    1. I got a six in the end, which is perfect as they do come up big. So thats a 39 European :) xx

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