Last September while attending the Democratic National Convention, I noticed State Rep. Mae Flexer was sporting Birkenstocks. We were all doing a great deal of walking, and I noted how comfortable she looked, but also how she managed to look chic while wearing a shoe that is generally regarded as the opposite of chic. I think there are two key components to keep in mind when Birkenstock shipping:
First, her Birks were purple, a color that immediately makes sandals of any kind look less granny-like.
More walking shoes.