Save Steal Splurge: The Birkenstock

It’s rare that the fashion world christens something that’s comfortable and dare we say it, practical, as the It-accessory of the season. But the stars have aligned just right, because this summer’s essential shoe isn’t a sky-high wedge or a vertigo-inducing gladiator heel, it’s the humble Birkenstock. Since Céline’s Phoebe Philo showed fur-accented Birks on the runway, everyone has been scrambling to get their hands on the tried-and-true classic. Whether you go for the original German-made Birkenstock or one of the brand’s new updates (Metallic! White soles! New designs!) or opt for a fashion-forward version with calfhair or luxe leathers, you’ll be comfortable and chic all summer long. So revel in this trend, because the pendulum is sure to swing back towards towering footwear and we’ll all be teetering on our tiptoes before you know it.

Save: Steve Madden Boundree Calf Hair Sandal ($89.95)

Steal: Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Leather Sandal ($129.95)

Splurge: MICHAEL Michael Kors Sawyer Sandal ($145)

Images courtesy Nordstrom and Michael Kors

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