Love ’em or loathe ’em, Birkenstocks + Tevas are back.
As soon as I saw Alexa Chung donning a pair of black Arizonas, I thought “footwear out of Vogue that doesn’t kill my feet? Now that’s a fashion trend I want to follow!”
With Alexa’s seal of approval, I purchased my first pair of Birkenstocks from our one and only store about 6 years ago and have been wearing them ever since. Friends teased me for wearing my orthopedic, Jesus sandals (not meant in a derogatory way, I think Jesus would be very comfortable in a pair) but look what was in Vogue the following year?
I then progressed to Tevas and alternate between the two. Anna Wintour would turn her nose up at me, but if I can hike up a mountain or walk for 12 hours straight, I’m a happy traveller (literally).
Here are a few looks to hopefully inspire you, or convince you they’re no longer the ugliest shoes on the planet. And hey, if they can be rocked by Kate Moss, Mary-Kate Olsen & Paul McCartney, they’re obviously a hip trend. Or hippie trend. You decide.
HERE ARE MY LOVELY TEVAS
Photography credit to my beautiful mamma who shot these straight after her own photoshoot, thanks mum! Check out her vocalist page on Facebook – Maggie Gould