I first read about the comeback of the Birkenstock-style sandal on my friend Erica’s blog: Fashionlush
Now I’m literally seeing the Birkenstock-style sandal everywhere! I was walking through Fashion Valley Mall yesterday, and every single store has their version of the Birkenstock.
So what is the original Birkenstock sandal?
The true Birkenstock sandal originates from Birkenstock Inc., in Germany. Birkenstock manufactures sandals with a cork filled sole, and thick leather straps.
The trend thats catching on in the USA is the thick black leather straps. The sole doesn’t necessarily have to be cork, but it has to be comfortable. Comfort is one of the best things about the Birkenstock-style sandal.
Its pretty hard to find shoes made in USA period. So it took some digging to find this gem: Munro American.
If you’re going for the Birkestock-style look, these would be my picks: