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Warmer weather means we’re losing our socks and tights and trading in our boots for sandals. Boots are fairly effortless when it comes to improving our style, but sandals can be a lot more difficult to work with. Plus, often, we don’t want to waste an extra five minutes buckling and adjusting every time we put them on or take them off. Classic flip flops are fun and can be great for the beach, but we need something sturdier and cuter for everyday shoes that are just as easy to wear.
Wearing the Birkenstock Arizona Essentials is as easy and slipping them on and kicking them off. They’re comfortable, they’re trendy, they come in such fun colors and they’re a celebrity favorite! In fact, singer Lorde was spotted recently in her home country, New Zealand, wearing a pair of her very own!
Lorde wore her Birks while out rug shopping with her boyfriend, sporting a carefree-chic look on March 17. She layered a cream sweater over a white tee, French-tucking it into a shiny skirt. Tan France would be proud! (The Queer Eye star loves the French tuck!) On her feet were, of course, her Birkenstocks, and up top, she accessorized with sunglasses and delicate earrings. She finished the look off with a bun. It must have been an intense shopping experience because her sweater actually ended up on her arm along with the rug! Good thing she had such comfortable shoes on.
Shoppers are loving this festival-friendly footwear, leaving nearly flawless reviews and calling the shoes “incredibly comfortable.” Many even agreed that these Arizonas are more comfortable than their regular Birkenstocks! One said they were “obsessed with this summer sandal,” calling them “perfect in every way.” Another happily reported that “they don’t squeak!” We’d like to add that they’re not slippery, either. Others commented on how much they love the material, saying how it doesn’t require much breaking in, if any at all.
These sandals are made entirely of high-quality EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate). This material is insanely lightweight and flexible, so we won’t be stuck walking on flat footbeds that feel like concrete. The footbed of this shoe is contoured to fit our foot, “anatomically shaped” for support and comfort worth bragging about.
The footbed offers more than contour. It also features a deep heel cup to keep our foot in place and keep our weight evenly distributed, as well as a raised toe bar, which is meant to “encourage the natural gripping motion” of our feet. This may actually help us exercise our legs and aid in circulation. It will also help to prevent us from tripping. We’re clumsier than we’d like to admit, so this is a huge bonus.
Another amazing thing is the outsole, which offers shock-absorption for all-day wear that won’t have us begging our roommates or family for a foot massage at the end of the day (though we’re always open to one). It’s made to be durable, so these sandals should be with us way past the summer months!
A special aspect of these Birkenstocks is that they’re waterproof, unlike their classic counterparts. We can actually wash them! Sandal weather means we’re spending a lot of time outside, which means dirt, mud and grass stains are difficult to avoid, but that’s only a temporary issue when it comes to these shoes.
These sandals are currently available in six colors with varying details. The black version is all black all around, including the buckles, which we can adjust once and never mess with again. The white version is the same, except, well, all white! Silver also features matching buckles while adding a muted shine to the entire metallic shoe.
Over on the more colorful side is Coral, a bright red shoe with silver buckles. There’s also Neon Pink, which features white buckles. The bold Scuba Blue features white buckles as well. These colors all make excellent statement pieces as part of a simple outfit like denim shorts and a white tee!
Here’s a (literally) hot tip: When we’re not wearing these shoes, we shouldn’t leave them in direct sunlight. The concentrated heat could potentially damage them, so we want to keep them cool in the shade. We have another tip, too, but this one’s about choosing our size. It’s important to note that Birkenstock’s narrow width shoes aren’t solely reserved for narrow feet! They’re suitable for medium widths as well. Shoppers are even stating that these narrow shoes fit their wide feet, too!
With these sandals on, Coachella is calling our name. Or maybe just the local pool. Whatever works! We’d wear these anywhere, so don’t be shocked if we’re caught wearing them with socks on colder days, too. We’ll make it work, we promise!
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