I’ve never understood the hype around Birkenstocks. They’re not exactly easy on the eyes, and I’m convinced the cork footbed can’t actually be comfortable (someone back me up on this!?). So to be honest, I wasn’t sure how to feel when I saw Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Waterproof Slide popping up everywhere at the beginning of this summer.
At first, I decided it was just a coincidence when I saw a few of my favorite influencers rocking the colorful kicks. But a late-night scroll through Nordstrom’s shoe section proved otherwise. There they were again and when I clicked on them, I was shocked to see that over 2,000 other people were viewing them at the very same time.
A quick click of the review page revealed over 1,000 five-star ratings from happy customers writing things like “These are super lightweight and so comfy...I need more colors now! Wish I bought them sooner.”
“Pool, beach, river or just out and about with bike shorts, these are great casual shoes. They’re easy to clean too,” writes another.