Spring ’17 runways saw the resurgence of “ugly-pretty” shoes. From Christopher Kane’s Crocs to Dolce & Gabbana’s flatforms, it’s like a throwback of the shoes you’d like to forget. But one shoe is still considered a practical staple today: Birkenstock sandals.
Last June, the shoe brand staged their first show at Paris Fashion Week, making it clear that they’re going to be trendy again. Likewise, celebrities like Naomi Watts and Miranda Kerr were recently spotted wearing Birks. Instagram’s Eva Chen also swears by her plain white ones.
Birkenstocks are known for its sturdy and comfortable wear with leather straps. Fashion labels like Givenchy and Céline, among many others, have also made their own spin on them. So get on the ugly-pretty sandal trend too with these Birks alternatives.
If you want something similar to the plain white Birks that Eva Chen and the Olsen twins love, cop this Sophia Webster pair. It also has pastel-colored crystals on the straps for a feminine touch. Just make sure to spray a shoe protector to keep it clean. Available on Net-a-Porter.
Charles & Keith Nude Furry Double Strap Mules
Add comfort to your step with these fur-lined sandals. It’s also in a nude shade so you can pair it with any ensemble. Available at SM Megamall.