My sister-in-law Irene just emailed us about these cool Birks. We’re huge fans of the t-straps, which have been around for years now, but we didn’t know about these colors, or the fact that you can get them in special sizes and widths.
Here’s the scoop from Irene:
“You know how, as a new mom, trying to get out of the house with a fussy baby in the Ergo or whatever, you don’t have any time to bend down and tie a shoe lace or fasten a buckle? I was looking for a cute summer shoe that I could just slide my foot into, and that was super-comfortable enough to walk the loop in Prospect Park with my little screamer. So I finally gave in and decided to buy a pair of those Birkenstock Gizeh t-straps. But I didn’t want to just buy the same colors that I see on everyone. So I went on Amazon.co.uk, the British version, which stocks all the cool European colors and patent leathers that you’ll never find in the US. I wound up ordering a pair of Tango Red patent leather ones in a 35 narrow from a distributor in Germany — could never find that size here either.”