If you’re thinking “k WTF…what do you mean?”, well it’s true. My reasons may be odd but I’ve been loyal to them my entire life. I always found sandals…girly. Can I say that? Well I did because it’s the truth. I always thought sandals exhibited zero masculinity and how hot can it really be that I need to remove all the material and walk around with simply the skeleton of a shoe wrapped around my foot. So no, no flip-flops, no strap on things, no gladiator sandals, not even a Birkenstock. Until now.
I guess I was just sucked in by the colour at first. These charcoal Birkenstock-like sandals with a cork sole and jagged tread with matte black hardware. I thought, “hmm, these are actually kinda cool”. I walked away, continued with my summer suit shopping and waved them off because sandals are girly and I’m loyal to that and mother*cker, nobody is going to tell me different. But yeah I went back to where they were tucked away in Zara and then convinced myself that hey, I need a new pair of kicks to barbecue in this summer and they’ll at least match the paint on the wall next to the back door terrace. Worst case, I take ’em back and laugh off the idea.
See photo below.
Yeah I didn’t take them back. I rock them and pretty often at that. And I don’t feel like any less than a man and god damn it, they are pretty convenient to slip on and off. Now I’m not going to start getting crazy and padding a collection this summer but I will take this as a baby step towards normalcy.