Ok, so I never really had a real pair of Birkenstocks. I wore my fake, no-name brand of similar looking shoes to Birkenstocks around Ann Arbor my first week there. I even wore white socks with them the night I met my college boyfriend. Sexy, I know. This was when grunge was in and I wore extra large plaid shirts and jeans 5 sizes too big for me. Even sexier, I know. None of it was a good look, but man those shoes were comfy. And actually maybe it was a good look at the time, I mean I did have a boyfriend, an upper clansman, thank you very much.
Well I just purchased my first pair of real, yes the real deal this time, Birkenstocks. And let me report that these real ones are even more comfortable that the fakes I used to wear. They've got arch support and a toe grip and they're surprisingly not that ugly. They won't win any fashion shows, but they're good to knock around in and that's what I needed after my flip flops gave me a blister. I don't see many blisters in my future while wearing my Birks. Did I just regress? Am I getting old talking about arch support? What is happening?