Birkenstock White Madrid
Birkenstock White Madrid

You love to hate them, but Birkenstocks are still the hot shoe for the summer. And lucky for us in Miami, summer is almost all year round.

Don’t get me wrong, I could never replace my high heels for Birks, but they are definitely calling out to the “comfort-eco-concious” fashionista in me.

Birks are not only hot but they are super “green” too. Birkenstock's ground cork (the main component of the footbed) comes from the first quality by-products of the wine industry. Leftovers from the bottle cork stamping process are ground down in various sizes and then sorted by quality. Cork is a renewable resource; its bark can be peeled away and it will grow back.

Birkenstock Arizona Leather Slides
Birkenstock Arizona Leather Slides

Birkenstocks are packaged in boxes made of 90% recycled paper and printed with inks that are environmentally friendly. During the production processes, any excess is recycled or processed down to be used in children’s playgrounds, sport fields and sound barriers along freeways. The company also gives you the option to repair your old Birks so they don’t end up in landfills or to collect them from you. They will donate them to an organization such as Soles4Souls.

If you are still not sure how to style them, think of wearing them instead of flats. Don’t go for the tan suede ones, opt for the more modern ones, like the White Madrid or the T-strap style called Gizeh.

Birkenstocks
Birkenstocks

These celebrities and fashion bloggers above really know how to style them. And don’t forget that a pedi is a must.

Check my Pinterest board for more Birkenstocks looks. Click here.

You can purchase Birkenstocks online by clicking here, at your nearest Nordstrom or Nordstrom online, Net a Porter, or click here to find a local retailer near you.

Live green,

Nathalia

1 Comment