Have they ever been away I hear you cry and why on earth would we give up on quite possibly the most comfortable footwear ever invented?
Even when they introduced the not quite so comfortable, toes post and one straps styles, Birkenstocks have remained our summer footwear of choice – no? Except that for the last couple of years, for me, they started to feel a little bit old hat and too ‘yummy mummy on the school run in a four x four in Hampstead’.
Somehow Hasbeens, metallic strappy sandals, Superga’s and chunky wedges felt more relevant and “fashionable” and I rejected my trusty Birkenstocks. Which was probably just as well, as the dog had managed to chew most of them anyway!!
This summer however, I feeling them again big time, not least because they feature in the Spring Summer 2013 Celine collection. Ok they are mink lined and cost around £600, therefore are pinned on the ‘utterly ridiculous’ and ‘never going to happen’ board, but nonetheless they have revived an interest in the humble old Birkie and made me want a pair of classic black two straps, quite desperately!
There you have it – my names Jane and I’m a fashion victim!
Available from ASOS for a very reasonable £59.95