|Model Anna Ewers on the streets of NYC via|
But then these shoes just keep hanging around, and this past runway season it seemed that nearly every designer was doing their own iteration from pastels to platforms.
|Trina Turk showed Birkenstocks for both men and women for their 2014 Resort Wear collection via|
|Givenchy Floral Birkenstocks via|
|The Platform Birkenstock from Free People via|
The thing is, my initial reaction to seeing Birkenstocks is a very matronly "been there, done that." Is it so wrong that I want something new? Something that I didn't wear 10 years ago (ok maybe it was more like 15)? When I threw my last pair of knock-off Payless Shoe Store Birkenstocks into the trash a decade ago, I felt with certainty that I would never miss those shoes. Will I eat my words? Or is this all just a desperate attempt by late 20/early 30 some-year-olds to recapture their youth with nostalgic shoe choices? With the overwhelming percentage of my wardrobe (clothes and shoes) dedicated for work wear, I don't see Birkenstocks making a second appearance in my closet, but for someone chicer and cooler than me, I'm sure you are considering. So share your thoughts: is this trend legit or are you passing on Birkenstocks this second time around?