When I travel, I count on long days walking as much I can. For me, it’s the best way to see a city. Just looking back on my trip in April, I averaged between seven and fifteen miles a day. On cobblestone streets, thin soled shoes just don’t cut it. So, I always make sure I have incredibly comfortable options to get me through the day pain free. In the cooler months, I’ll resort to lug soled boots, but come summer, I prefer a sandal.
Birkenstocks may not be everyone’s favorite, but I love mine. They always go with me on summer trips. Last August, while traveling throughout Scandinavia and Amsterdam, some of the most stylish women were wearing them with dresses, skirts, cropped pants…basically everything.
I’ve avoided the 70’s hippie vibe they often project by choosing colors, patterns or textures that are interesting and chic. I have the Arizona slide in silver metallic, a leopard print, and a sheepskin lined suede. Newly on my radar are the brown stamped croc, top image, or the red satin above – part of the Birkenstock x Il Dolce Far Niente collaboration.