Monday, May 7, 2012

Summertime Shoes

I have a hard time with shoes, namely with size and comfort. I can never seem to find summer shoes that don't give me blisters. I have a pair of go-to summer sandals that are beyond comfortable, but they're ancient and look terribly out of place with what I usually wear out of the house. I'm more mindful of this now that I have to teach a few classes in the warmer months. I've been meaning to try a pair of Gizehs from Birkenstock, so I decided to go for it when I saw them on super sale on Amazon. I bought 2 pair: orange patent leather and black patent leather. Incidentally, the black pair was only 26 Euro.

This is not a fashion blog (clearly), but I thought I'd share. This is probably the only model of Birks that I see Germans wear outside (most other models are for house shoes only), so I hope I don't get any tickets from the fashion police! I really do like their shape and form and I think the orange pair will be fun. Fingers crossed they're as comfy as my other Birks!

What about you? What are your go-to comfortable shoes? I'm a longtime fan of Birkenstock, Keen, Born and Privo. With all the walking we do here in Germany, comfort is key.


Carolyn said...

I have them in dark taupe and wear them ALL THE TIME. They are so comfortable (esp. after the initial month). All other shoes pale in comparison. You will love them.

Travel Truth 101 said...

I've got them in taupe, black, soft pink and mint green, but my absolute fave is silver. The silver ones just seem to go with everything and they look a bit smarter than the other colours - you can wear them out a bit more. I'm a big Birki fan!

Allison said...

Yeah, I've been a big Birk fan since college. They are my house shoes, but I wouldn't mind having a kicked up pair for out of the house. Love the orange... a color that I have everywhere in my house, but nowhere in my wardrobe.

likeschocolate said...

While I am not a huge Birk fan, I do love this version of their collection. Now, I just might go off and by a pair because I can imagine how comfy they will be this summer.

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