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Birkenstocks- What's your view?

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RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 21:03:42

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naughtynoonoo Fri 31-Jul-09 21:06:21

Love em, don't care if they are not 'in' anymore, i live in em.

Have a white pair,red pair and baby blue with dimante, any more domations would be grately accepted.

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 21:08:46

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BodenGroupie Fri 31-Jul-09 21:09:00

Just bought my first pair (silver, from TK Maxx) and they're comfortable, suit my lifestyle and seem to be wearing well.

I like the fact they don't look cheap and I'd still wear them if they were from a supermarket, it's not the brand but the comfort that appeals.

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 21:10:57

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pippylongstockings Fri 31-Jul-09 21:22:16

I love mine and just buy a new pair every couple of years - and have done so for the last 10 years. So prob since they were fashionable! grin

LynetteScavo Fri 31-Jul-09 21:23:28

They are not naff!!

deaconblue Fri 31-Jul-09 21:24:25

Next copies just as nice imo and then you can afford several pairs for when they get stinky

Nappyzoneisabeetrootrunner Fri 31-Jul-09 21:26:20

oh i love mine - they are fab with jeans, shorts and even with any floaty skirts i never wear on holidays grin. I am not a hippy i am a trendy young thing wink

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 21:31:56

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harleyd Fri 31-Jul-09 21:37:46

nah, will stick with my dm's ta grin

Megglevache Fri 31-Jul-09 21:39:35

I have a pair of white ones I wear to the beach I love mine, dh and ds have pairs too.

blametheparents Fri 31-Jul-09 21:41:53

I LOVE my Birkenstocks, but unfortunately have been unable to wear them much this summer due to heel pain called plantar faciitis. They make my heel hurt even more. am tempted to try Fit Flops, but don't want to waste money in cae they hurt too.

BodenGroupie Fri 31-Jul-09 21:51:35

Blame - I had PF (as opposed to PFB!) for a couple of years. Only thing that got rid of it was losing half a stone - not suggesting you need to [panicking emoticon] as I've never seen you!

Pain got so bad one morning I ended up in A&E cos I couldn't walk.

modernart Fri 31-Jul-09 21:52:46

Birkenstocks are still cool imo.

Fitflops are extremely comfortable with a much softer base so should help your heels, blametheparents.

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 22:06:12

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19fran76 Fri 31-Jul-09 22:12:09

I love them. They are not uber trendy right now but to the devoted (that's gotta be a lot of people} they're timeless. That is true cool grin .

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 22:19:50

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PrincessToadstool Fri 31-Jul-09 22:21:33

I love my Birkinstocks

I'd have bought a second pair if we'd had more than 3 sunny days

kateecass Fri 31-Jul-09 22:25:11

Love fit flops but love my birkies more. More comfy and better looking IMO

PrincessToadstool Fri 31-Jul-09 22:29:28

I wanted Fitflops until I saw a group of 65+ women discussing them in John Lewis, decided it was a step too far.

blametheparents Fri 31-Jul-09 22:32:02

2 YEARS! shock
There is no way I can put up with it for 2 years. My BMI is 25 so weight should be ok, tho wouldn't mind losing a few pounds.
I have jsut started taking anti-inflammatories that the doctor has presrcibed. He said to take them for 2 weeks and if they don't work then I would have an injection. Really hope it sorts it out. Have taken a rest from running and netball at the moment too to try and sort it out.

RumourOfAHurricane Fri 31-Jul-09 22:32:07

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Sycamoretreeisvile Fri 31-Jul-09 22:38:31

Well, they're not really for the over 50's are they, so yes, I'd say they would probably look a bit naff on someone of your age...what with your baggy knees and varicose veins.

Best get yourself some hush puppies smile

TrillianAstra Fri 31-Jul-09 22:46:23

Show us a picture - we need to know what they look like!

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