Birkenstock Newalk Sandal Review

IMG_3176Nothing says, casual, laid back, all around groovy guy like sporting a pair of Birkenstock sandals.  These things have been the defacto summer footware of millions of slackers long before my time.  If you don’t have a pair of these excellent sandals let me tell you why you should get some.

First, you don’t wear these with socks, if you do you are a dork.  Less socks to wear, less washing, all about a greener Earth.

Second, you just slip these on, you don’t have to tie them or fasten them in any way.  They stay on your foot (with in reason), and slip off just as easily.

IMG_3180 IMG_3179 IMG_3178 IMG_3177Third, can you say comfort.  Nothing matches the comfort of a cork footbed that contours to the shape of your foot over time.

Fourth, they last a long time.

So you bought some yet?

So back in day I used to buy a cheap pair of sandals from Wal-Mart every summer, they were complete knock offs of the Birkenstock Arizona in appearance but completely different in every other way.  After 3 months of casual light wear they were trash, literally in the trash can.  They often didn’t last the entire summer before breaking.  I finally saw the light and bought a pair of “official” knock off Birkenstocks called Newalks.  They are awesome.

Shauna recently picked herself up a pair of brand new Birks from the GOODWILL store for next to nothing.  These are some sweet sandals.  My pair is around 4 or 5 years old. The soles of  mine looked exactly like Shauna’s when they were new.  I thought it made an interesting comparison to see some that are worn out compared to brand new ones.  And yes I still wear these, they are very comfortable, though the soles are getting so thin that they’ll have to be replaced soon.


About Matt Gholson

Cycling, school teaching, husband.
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