Growing up my mother always had a big obsession with ‘comfort shoes’, aka ugly shoes, so I thought. It didn’t matter how many times I would take her shopping and introduce her to a nicer pair of flat sandals, my mother would remain closed off and wouldn’t budge from wearing her Birkenstock’s, I swear she has more pairs than me. So when I started to see Celine and Givenchy embracing this trend, I didn’t know whether to embrace or run away from it, my mother couldn’t believe she was the trend setter, and not her daughter.
So with summer approaching and the possibility of a European summer, I am beyond keen to pull out my Birk’s and embrace this trend that is being worn by both the middle age and 20 somethings. I always thought it wasn’t possible to have a comfortable, yet stylish pair of shoes, and admit my mother was right in saying when you find a comfortable pair of shoes, you will buy them in every colour. So I blame you, mother, for my growing addiction to every style of Birkenstock’s.
While the stars choose to splurge on Givenchy and Celine, I will continue to wear my classic black Birkenstocks on every occasion, who doesn’t love comfort and style rolled into one!