Tagged: birks

If the shoe fits x

If you look closely at a Birk, you can tell how people used to think – practical, longevity, function.


But you can add to that list at strange, earthly beauty.  These are foundation shoes to ground any outfit.

I’ve worn the same white pair for the last three plus summers, safe in the knowledge they work.

(All pics Birkenstock)

These are not the dizzying, sun dance shoes of whimsy and wonder, but the timelessness of deep, true love.

Laters, Kate x

Charlie’s shoes..


You turn your back on Charlie, turn round again and something has changed in a way that invariably brings a smile..


With the fake summer he got a simple pair of sandals..but he’s invented a new way to wear them.  And he’s now wearing all his lycra trainers with a cross too..


Now..where are those nail scissors??

Laters, Kate x

Slides for a Reason x


Slides/sandals with socks were objects of such disdain in my youth: Only worn by tourists from lands that fashion forgot.  But now they’re the sheep-shoe of the moment…and why not? They’re the model of languid self-possession with sleepy, knowing eyes. 433370_e1_xl-e1398248993756 It’s that edgy, loose type of cool..a button casually left undone rather than a mini skirt and teetering heels…Birks are the reigning royalty.  The ones with white soles have particular appeal..shame my feet don’t like them, but there’re plenty of other options.. 1397733663-11029200

(From here)

Some with that extra element of something to elevate them from the ordinary..


(From here)

I like the way they mix with tailored suits – poise, power, grace. And the ability to run..


(The Adidas originals JS Wing slides in black and white – from 2011, but you might find on Ebay..)

It’s what makes fashion so fascinating: That visceral force and ever changing skyline where something can be so rejected one decade makes a complete turn around the next..


But comfort and style needs embracing: I dare someone to sit next to me and tell me it isn’t true….

Laters, Kate x