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You can’t really dodge the fact that ugly shoes are having a major moment in the sartorial spotlight. And, while we can get down with slinky stilettos, our blister-less feet are currently thanking us for the resurgence of comfy-cool soles. You can count Birkenstocks among the recent comeback kicks that have fashion lovers all around scooping these bad boys up like candy (foot candy, that is) and trekking in style and support.
So, we tapped seven local tastemakers to see how they dress the classic Birkenstocks sandals with a modern spin. From a sporty, casual denim number to night-out-esque ensemble, we’re here to prove that Birkenstocks are back in action and there’s nothing hippe-dippie about ‘em. These shoes are made for walking — and wowing.
Photographed by Maria del Rio