sighted: designer Birkenstocks at Barneys

So... designer Birkenstocks are a thing this season. Can't tell how I feel about this-- on the one hand, I've been a fan of the flagrantly "comfy" sandal for a long time (I had this pair of Roman sandals made by Earth Shoes that were kind of hideous but also cool in a gladiator sort of way-- if paired with cute shorts or dresses, sandals can be cute), on the other hand Birkenstocks are kind of fug no matter how you slice/decorate them. But maybe the fugness is part of the #normcore appeal.