Saying Birkenstocks are back is like saying Miley Cyrus likes to lick things. But even the exponentially increasing number of Birks (not the bag) we’ve spotted in Dean & DeLuca over the last few months couldn’t have possibly prepared us for the double-strapped sandal’s sportier, velco-loving, more unfortunate-looking cousin — the Teva.
Over the last four weeks these two sandals have been committing sartorial incest all over the Spring 2014 catwalks, and we’re just going to come out and say it — we don’t hate the results. So far the ugly-cool sandal spawn has included a bejeweled Teva-and-sock combo, a few pairs of shower slippers, a spongy platform thong and even Birkenstocks for your fingers (or possibly for a small child). And editors are eating them up like cronuts.
See some of the sandal’s more memorable incarnations, for good or bad, below.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.