irene's birkenstocks

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, 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.”


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Comments (7)


  1. You know you always get me with these comfy footwear posts…
    but I’m so excited to read that they make Birks in narrow!!
    Is that a sad sentence, or what?!

  2. Posted by: Jason

    Hot!!!! And nice pedicure too.

  3. Posted by: Maia

    On my second summer of my silver pair…live in them!

  4. Posted by: Stefanie

    looks like zappos has colors and narrow widths too…

  5. Posted by: Geri

    Love these to! live in my black ones, but really need a pair with a pop of color! PS- what is your toe color? It is awesome!

    • Posted by: Yolanda Edwards

      I am replying for my sister-in-law Irene, since she has a 2 month old! Here is her response: “Essie “Chinchilly” I believe… Also per a previous comment, Zappos only has a few of the t-strap colors, as does Birkenstock USA. Nowhere near the selection in Europe!”

  6. Posted by: Old Mom

    I am an old mom (tween and teenager) and love them too. Got the red ones in Rome a few years ago. Best summer shoes ever.

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