Iconic brands of footwear? Well, there’s Jimmy Choo’s, Manolo’s, Hunter Wellies, Havainas, Stan Smith’s and Louboutin’s for starters. And, of course, when we are talking about icons of Summer footwear, we really shouldn’t miss out the original sandal that made comfort the number one concern, and won a celebrity following in the process. Of course, I am talking about Birkenstocks.
The company is a German legend. With the original flexible footbed insoles in production since 1896, Birkenstocks are now the sandals to turn to when you need your feet to be comfortable in the Summer months. With their unisex designs and their soft footbeds, Birkies are the sandals that mold themselves to your feet, ensuring that, once you have worn them in, they will be like wearing a pair of slippers. And frankly, who wouldn’t want to be in their slippers all day?
The role call of stylish celebrities who insist on Birkenstocks is like a who’s who from Vogue. Ashley Olsen, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Drew Barrymore and Alexa Chung are just a few of the ladies who pull out the trusted sandals each Summer, wearing them with everything from jeans and denim shorts, to maxi skirts and dresses. They are totally versatile and there are plenty of styles to choose from, with Jones Bootmaker having a great selection to choose from, including my personal favourite style, the Madrid, along with the Arizona and Gizah varieties.
Celebs in Birkenstocks
Birkenstocks are certainly not the prettiest sandal out there, but for the beach, the school run, running daily errands, even traveling to and from work, there are certainly no sandals more practical, more comfortable or more iconic. If Alexa and Miranda think they are perfect, then who are we to argue the point?
Birkenstocks – My picks from Jones Bootmaker