Saturday, June 7, 2008

Day 160: Birkenstock Laundry Day

Well, this is at least borderline pathetic, but I just love my birkenstock sandals! So every now and then, I scrub the footbed, the leather, spray the leather and suede with leather protector, and use a sealer on the cork edges.

Birkenstocks are wonderful! They have 5 arches built into them, and gradually the cork footbed is shaped by your own foot to create a customized orthotic for you. Initially they may not be very comfortable, but as this shaping occurs, the comfort increases. I can't get particularly pretty Birkenstocks in my size, but I bet all of you could get all kinds of beautiful Birkenstocks.
I wonder if I could talk my son into writing an Ode to Birkenstocks for me. . . . .

13 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh but you CAN get pretty ones in your size. I wear a 41/42 which is pretty darn big. ;P I wish I was better at taking care of mine but then I think it's a good excuse to get another pair. ;)

Amy said...

I love that last shot!

pat said...

That's quite a collection of Berks! The tropical ones are really fun.

Melissa H said...

If he does you should post. You got really good colors.

Joanne said...

What a fun post! You have quite the collection here!

jglanzer said...

LOL -- I've heard great things about these, but have never tried them. Might have to give it a go after reading your post!!

Mom2Drew said...

I love these too, just with I actually owned a pair.

Reds said...

You have many many Birkenstocks!! Guess you love them! ;) Love that last shot!

Mandy said...

Wow...those are so awesome. My feet do not look right in Birkenstocks for some reason and it makes me so sad. I love all of the colors.

Michelle said...

i think these look pretty fun--no matter the size! and your pictures are their own "ode" :)

Becky said...

I tried Birks once and returned them because I found them so uncomfortable. Sounds like I just didn't give them enough time. You have a great collection. There weren't those cool red ones or beachy ones when I tried them. I live in my Teva flipflops in the summer.

Jeanne said...

You taught me something new today! I didn't know that you could take care of your Birks in this way. I don't own any, but I think it's terrific you can do this and extend your shoe life...:o)

Chell said...

I love mine. I have 9 pairs!!!