Birkies.. x

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The rise of the Birkie shows no sign of abating, indeed it’s all praise for the fashion trend that works with any outfit, any where and even keeps the chiropractor smiling.

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Except I have one unexpected niggle..the most comfortable shoe ever they might..but eewch! Give them a while and they can put up a pong that gives a goat cheese factory on a hot day a run for it’s money (I don’t think this happens to everyone, but google ‘smelly birks’ and there are enough results to prove I’m not an isolated incident)..mine reeked so badly they spent the winter months tied up in a plastic bag in the bottom drawer of our freezer in an attempt to kill off the evil, perpetrating bacteria.  Sadly it worked for all of 5 mins..the time it took for them to de-frost.  Loathed to throw them away, I’ve finally come up with a solution that thankfully seems to work..a regular wiping down with bleach..it makes the leather for a bit hard..but rather that than inflicting chemical warfare on the local neighbourhood and resident small furry animal population..

169c3edc9b042c52656ccb69ecb83247The company aren’t resting on their classic laurels either but are continually bringing out different colours and updating styles with subtle, clever changes – one of the best being the addition of coloured soles. Red?

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Or Pink?391f391f37d51d4d10142428bf921c39 d55dfecc98999afe96c5a0b8e065acb0They are the no-brainer-must-have shoe of the summer…it’s just deciding how many pairs which ones to buy..decisions, decisions..

Laters, Kate x

17 comments

  1. dievca

    Hmmm….not my thing. Those Band of Outsider slides went back….why do I find Dr. Scholls wooden slides to be better looking? Strange.

  2. reversecommuter

    I bought a pair of wedgie white double banded birks but sent them right back after trying them on – sadly just not the shoe style for me AT ALL!!!

  3. delightfullypeculiar

    I will agree with vintageattitude, there’s something off about them, plus I remember my German teacher wearing them in the winter with white socks, which is even more off putting for me haha!!