Birkenstocks are back! Slide into summer in these sandals
Birkenstocks have stepped back into the fashion game … again! The iconic sandals of the ’60s made a strong reprisal in the ’90s grunge era. Now, they’re back again, but you’ll hardly recognize them. Instead of earthy and minimalistic, these flat slides have made their comeback with patterns, prints and bold pops of color.
Here are five pairs of Birkenstocks (or Birk-inspired) sandals for the warm-weather months up ahead.
With an English garden-inspired floral print, these peach, blue and green Birkenstocks will brighten up any outfit. Pair them with boyfriend jeans, a statement T-shirt and sunnies for a relaxed, summer-time look. Birkenstock “Arizona” floral-print sandal, $89.95, nordstrom.com
Pedal to the metal
A metallic shimmer on these Birks give the shoe a modern makeover. Added bonus? The floral perforations are a fun way to add a feminine edge to a flat shoe. Styling trick: Treat metallics, such as these shimmery gold shoes, like a neutral. Birkenstock Bellary metallic slide sandal, $159.95, nordstrom.com
Lace ’em up
Delicate white lace on this flat slide sandal is totally unexpected in such a fun way. We’re picturing these Birk-inspired slip-on shoes paired with summer sundresses for a country-chic vibe. American Eagle for Payless Robyn flat slide, $24.99, payless.com
Slide on in
If you like a sleeker take on the Birk style, opt for this slide version of the sandal. Birkenstock Madrid sandal, $69.95, shoebuy.com
Back to basics
If you’ve been patiently awaiting Birkenstocks to make their comeback, you’ll love this shoe. It’s got the original Birkenstock footbed with arch support and a deep heel cup. You’ll see a new twist, more modern twist with pearly pink straps. These shoes are a perfect match for denim shorts and a tank top. Birkenstock Sydney pearly rose slider sandals, $99, asos.com