Birkenstocks are back. Birkenstocks are back?

I finally had the time to catch up on the stack of magazines that have stared at me longingly for several months now. Really, I should make it a point to read them more regularly–it’s research, right? It was enlightening to read so many in one sitting; I now have a better picture of what is happening and what will come in fashion over the next few months. One particular trend was a little worrisome to me though. Apparently, according to Marie Claire’s December 2013 issue, Birkenstocks are back–the brand and the trend.

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Michelle Guerrere, the author of this article, harks back to the Birkenstocks’ golden days in the ’60s-70s when they were paired with floral prints, bright colors and maxis. But am I the only one who also thinks of men in the South who still wear them with cargo shorts and t-shirts? Admittedly, I do appreciate the ongoing and wider trend of making comfortable shoes fashionable again. I’m still not certain I can embrace the return of the Birkenstocks. What do you think?

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