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Birkenstocks, Tevas; Uggs and flatforms; clogs and Crocs: Our current obsession with the Birkenstock shoes may feel so sudden, so now—but, in fact, has some deep throwback and seriously fashionable roots. It’s all part and parcel of the continuing wave of ’90s nostalgia that has us tightly in its grips. We’re especially feeling the decade’s slacker mood now that summer has arrived along with predictions that temperatures will be broiling, and one of the best ways to communicate that vibe is with footwear—pairing a grunge-inspired slip, say, with a pair of Birks (even in the office, even at Vogue), or wide-legged denim with a clog.
It should be noted that there is a distinction between the modish and the non-fashion pretty/ugly shoe. (Maybe the latter is better called jolie laide.) And no matter how you want to describe it, its indisputable godmother is Miuccia Prada. For Spring 1996 the Milanese designer presented a collection that featured a jarring palette seemingly taken from a ’70s appliance-maker, faux-naive prints, and chunky, clunky Birkenstock Sandals. She titled it “Banal Eccentricity.” Prada’s postmodern take on fashion is often prophetic, and it gets straight to the heart of what makes our hearts yearn for footwear that has no logical appeal. Because these shoes are out of context, of taste, or intended use, that they appeal to wearers and designers like Narciso Rodriguez, who showed cashmere Birks (remember those?) for Fall 1998, and Celine’s Phoebe Philo, who upgraded the humble pool slide with fur for Spring 2013, a move that might have inspired Rihanna’s sold-out hirsute Fenty x Puma slip-ons.
Though all of the classic clunkers we most love predate the ’90s—the clog is ageless; Tevas date back to 1984 when a Grand Canyon river guide secured a pair of flip-flops to the feet with Velcro watchbands; the Adilette slide, in its current form, dropped in 1972; and Birkenstock outlet debuted its first sandal in 1964 (the thong style dates to 1982)—they came of age in the ’90s. Most people weren’t wearing fashion versions then, but were repurposing footwear intended for orthopedic use, locker rooms, and tackling the rugged outdoors, for urban casual wear. Wearers were expressing their individuality by messing with the message. And, as these shoes share a “granola” aesthetic, they also were expressive of an ironic, detached, “come as you are” attitude that thumbed the nose at convention, polish, and glamour. (Waifs were all the rage at that time too.)
It seems like there are as many designer as “non-fashion” pretty/ugly shoe options these days, though the price tags vary more than the silhouettes, adding a double dose of irony to a trend that shows no sign of slowing down.
Birkenstocks have been around for well over two decades now, and while I still can’t figure out why their style is timeless, I am certain I’ve uncovered the secret to their inability to age. Waterproofing your Birkenstocks ensures that your clogs or thick sandals last until the next time they’re uber trendy again.
According to the Birkenstock outlet website, each style from the classic shoe brand is made out of suede leather lining, which not only makes the shoe timeless, but also is healthy for the foot. The company also does not use artificial dyes, which their website says allows the fabric to “breathe.” And the buckles, arguably the most important accessory on the shoe, are made in-house and “receive multiple powder-coatings or goes through a galvanising[sic] process.”
When water is applied to suede or leather, the lifespan of our shoes can decrease, much like how our skin ages if we forget to apply sunscreen in the sun. Jackie Porter, a marketing assistant at Birkenstock UK, says overall, they do not recommend wearing the shoes in locations wearers know they will get wet. “The cork footbed will absorb water in wet conditions, which results in the cork drying out. This will make the footbed of the sandal vulnerable to chipping and cracking over time,” Porter says.
She stated the cork will never be “fully waterproof,” but there are ways to help protect against the damage. Take a look at a handful of ways to make your Birkenstock Replica Shoes almost waterproof.
1. Beeswax + A Blowdryer
This method is easy. Simply rub the beeswax all over your shoe, then melt it on with a blowdryer. It will look like you just layered your shoe in Chapstick, but it will dry clear. Then, you can jump around in all the puddles your heart desires. Warning: This method does have the risk of making your shoes stiff.
2. Wax-Based Polishes
If you haven’t noticed by now, wax is a great water-resistant substance. This polish is a one-step method to ensuring your shoes can last through rain storms and an unexpected snow storm. The best part about wax polishes is that while they typically protect the material, they can also repair old wounds to the shoe.
3. Waterproofing Spray
Although testers theorize the spray does not completely cover the shoes (and leaves random spots uncovered), this spray should leave a water-repellent coating on your suede or leather. It is important to note, however, that you need to make sure you get a spray that is safe on your shoe material. There are various sprays for leather, suede hide.
4. Mink Oil
Mink oil is also water-repellent, hence why it’s a great secret ingredient in false lashes. However, it’s also known to potentially ruin leather. Proceed with caution with this oil. It’s best to test a small portion of your shoe and then determine whether to coat the entire cheap Birkenstock or not.
5. Baking Soda + Laundry Detergent + Water
Apparently this mixture is comparable to an elixir to fixing all life’s problems (though not quite on the same level as coconut oil). Stir the elixir together, then apply to your shoes with a toothbrush. Once the entire shoe is covered with the elixir paste, wash it off with cold water and allow the shoes to dry overnight.
6. Wax Toilet Ring
Yes, this is normally for toilets, but a hiking website recommended this method for waterproofing shoes efficiently, so it must be true. Plus, it’s inexpensive. The hiker-turned-blogger stated he bought his wax toilet ring for $3 at a hardware store. Before applying the wax, wipe off the shoes until clean. Place them in a warm setting (the sun is fine,) and apply the wax with your fingers or a cloth. Place them in the sun to set and wipe all the extra wax away!
7. Silicone-Based Anything
Yahoo recommended combining silicon caulk and mineral spirits. The silicon forms a protective layer over basically all materials. The site size you can use this on backpacks, furniture or “anything you can think of getting wet.”
8. Cork Sealant
Again, Porter stated the cork can never be fully waterproof, but a cork sealant can protect against water damage to the cork surface of the shoe. “This breathable sealant can help protect your footwear from wet conditions but making sure you reapply the sealant when needed is crucial,” Porter says.
9. Shop The EVA Collection
According to Porter, the EVA sandal, which is a part of the Discount Birkenstock Sale Essentials collection, is made to be waterproof. This is the one Birkenstock type of sandal that can get wet without breaking down!
Now that you know all of the waterproofing tricks, may you and your pair of Birkenstocks have a long, happy life together!
After 24 years, his beloved Birkenstocks had holes worn into the bottom. With clear reluctance, the man came into Birkenstock Outlet, Olympia’s downtown fashion hub and announced, “I guess I’ll have to get another pair.”
“He looked like he was really going to miss them,” says sales associate and resident Birkenstock expert Sarah “Bear” Buffington. “I hope his next pair will last him another 24 years.”
Few shoes inspire that kind of attachment, but Birkenstocks have a loyal and growing fan base, having experienced a surge of popularity in recent years among an unlikely crowd – fashionistas. Once associated with aging baby boomers and flower children, Birkenstocks started popping up at Fashion Week in Paris several years ago. Now they’ve become popular with teenagers. “Girls were practically tripping all over themselves right before school started,” says Buffington. “We did everything we could to get them the sandals.” Birkenstock Outlet also carries Birkenstocks for men.
On May 28, Birkenstock Outlet UK will host a Birkenstock show from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., an increasingly rare event. “It’s pretty special because they’ve gotten so busy and become so inundated with orders that they don’t do many of these,” say owner Jeannine Kempees.
Juliet Bright, Northwest Brand Manager for Birkenstock, says Birkenstock Outlet is a good fit for the company. “Jeannine’s got a great store. We go to stores that are really good partners with us. She’s about fashion and comfort and that’s really what speaks to our customers.”
At the event, customers can consult with Bright, get fitted for shoes and walk away with a gift with purchase. “They can learn about Birkenstocks besides the sandals,” says Bright. “We have a line of boots for the fall and we also make shoes.”
In fact, Birkenstock has been making shoes for over 200 years in Germany. “In 1774 when the company was started, they were one of the first to understand the science and the importance of insoles in the shoes to give support,” says Buffington. “The spine improves when your feet are in the right shoe. It’s making an investment into your health.”
Local podiatrists occasionally visit Cheap Birkenstock Outlet to discover shoes that they can pass on to their customers. “Birkenstock has been pretty much number one in that field,” says Buffington.
Bright believes that part of the shoe’s lingering appeal is that they’re still made in the traditional way. “People are looking for original products,” she says. “There’s a lot going on in the marketplace with people who knock off brands. Birkenstock is one of those companies that has never lost their roots and they know who they are. They’re still made by hand, not made in China.”
These days, fans span different generations. “The first appeal was to the youth, because Birkenstocks were so different and so earthy,” says Buffington. “In this decade the demographic doesn’t have just one age range. It’s everybody. We get kids who come in and say, ‘I’m in here with my grandpa and he has Birkenstocks from 1980.’”