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LIST to remind you of what we hate about Birkenstock sandals

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Don’t get me wrong: I am an absolute advocate of everything comfortable introduced into the fashion scene. I love Nike’s (New Balance to a lesser degree, since, well.. they got overpromoted and worn basically because everyone -bloggers- received them for free), the whole idea of wearing joggingpants as if they are a regular leather pants, and big boxy sweaters. But DING DONG, how did it happen that we used to throw up by the IDEA of wearing BIRKENSTOCK sandals, that they were as high on everyone’s list-of-disgusting-things-I-wouldn’t-even-want-to-be-found-in-death as Crocs are suddenly ALL over the place, worn by the most admired bloggers and are suddenly a hot item that you SHOULD buy if you want to count and mean anything in this -fashion- world? I am not going to be dragged in this time. For sure. Here’s a list to remind you of all the things we used to hate about Birkenstocks, and don’t you dare change your mind.

  • Wearing them without socks doesn’t make them look any better than wearing them with socks. No matter what you try to argue.
  • You never had biology if they do not remind you of your biology teacher. And don’t tell me you always skipped that class!
  • The first hit that shows up when I google ‘Birckenstocks’ is named ‘medicalclogs’.. That says it all, doesn’t it?
  • They are still intended for people with back/foot problems, or you know… people that work in hospitals. So unless you don’t have to walk noiseless and have to display virtue and clinical cleanliness, you can wear your new Wangs (or look-a-likes…) with the same ease, for example.
  • People that wear Birckenstocks (and especially NOT the flipflop-variant), are also the people who wear Crocs. So.
  • Unless you’re a 1.90 m model PLUS skinny bitch, you do not make a fashion statement.. you just look ridiculous.
  • If you’re a 1.90 m model AND a skinny bitch, you do not make a fashion statement.. you just look ridiculous.
  • Just because some people think they are at the highest rank in the fashion army, doesn’t mean that everything they wear is unconditionally labelled as ‘high fashion’ and ‘on trend’, even though they all seem to think so.
  • Did I already ask you what the names of your grandchildren are? You don’t have any? Oh.. I thought.. you know.. I saw those sandals and I just assumed.
  • Just because you can make something like this a fashionable item, doesn’t mean you should.
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Author: Marle

Msc Strategic Management student at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Blogger at dutchfashiongirl.com, passionate about food, fashion, perfume, books..

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