What is it?
Although some people refer to Birkenstocks as “Jesus Sandals,” and object to the look of them, their comfort and convenience more than make up for any aesthetic concerns. They are the perfect shoes for warmer weather, because they are easy to slip on and off and allow for breathability, but they are also sturdy and durable. When I had a long walk to work this summer, Birkenstocks were my go-to shoes for my walk to work, because I could slip them on for the walk, then take them off and put them in my bag during work. Even as the weather gets colder, Birkenstocks are still the most comfortable and convenient shoes, because unlike other sandals, you can wear socks with them. The comfort and convenience of Birkenstocks makes them the perfect shoes for walking around or casual hangouts for at least 7 months out of the year.
Differences in reviews:
The previous reviewer compared Birkenstocks to other shoes, such as flip flops, and focused more on the style and fit of the shoes.
Previous review text:
Birkenstocks are just great- here’s why. I’ve always loved the look and feel of wearing flip-flops but the one big problem with them is that they flip and flop. While flip flops are great for the beach or around the pool, they’re not so great for walking. Even just a 15 minute walk to class in flip flops is a bit too much (by my judgment). Birkenstocks solve this problem for me. They still have that same sweet look and feel of flip-flops but without the flopping problem. Because of the second strap they stay on feet much better and once they’re properly broken in and molded to the foot they really feel nice. I also think they look cool. They’re pretty awesome.