19 Best Birkenstocks To Buy, Because These Shoes Were Made For Walkin' — PHOTOS

Back in the '90s, Birkenstocks were one of those shoe brands that you probably hated to love. They were (and remain) by no means a glamorous stiletto, but Birkenstocks are back in for spring/summer 2016 nontheless. Sure, they've never been the most stereotypically attractive shoe, but they are extremely comfy and they've defied all odds by becoming a beloved cult classic. It's the shoe that has proved the haters wrong, blossoming into a stylish sartorial swan.

Personally, I'm pretty proud of the humble Birkenstock. I first came into contact with this delightful footwear brand in my adolescence. My super cool friends — who had been home-schooled, brought up as vegetarians, and were weirdly well-rounded young humans — had an array of these iconic gems. I was astounded by how these simplistic yet unassumingly cool shoes took my pals from the beach, to the mall, to a party, and basically anywhere else, in such seamless fashion. The beauty of Birkenstocks is that they literally go with anything and can be worn for any occasion, depending on how you style them, of course.

Although I'm sure some high fashion babes would disagree with me and choose style over comfort, at the end of the day, your footwear should be at least a little bit comfortable. So here are the best Birkenstocks out there that will cater to a variety of tastes, and take you wherever you want to go.

1. The Classic White Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona White Birko Flor Narrow Fit Flat Sandals, $95, Amazon

These classic white sandals look awesome with white nail polish and they'll basically go with everything in your wardrobe.

2. The Patent Black Style

Arizona Black Patent Birko-Flor, $125, Amazon

Fancy rocking a biker babe look in the sweltering summer months? Ditch the biker boots and don these patent sandals instead.

3. The Thong Sandal

Gizeh Stone Birkibuc, $94, Amazon

When channelling some beachy vibes, pop on a pair of thong sandals for that laid back look you've been craving.

4. The Scarlet Sandals

Birkenstock Arizona Metallic Dark Tourmaline Slider Flat Sandals, $135, Zappos

Make a statement about your unique style with some eye catching Birkenstocks, like these metallic cherry red Arizonas.

5. The Boho Birkenstocks

Bali Soft Footbed Habana Oiled Leather, $130, Amazon

Get set for summer in these pretty, strappy sandals. Pair them with your favorite skirt and you'll be giving Mary-Kate and Ashley a run for their money.

6. The Birkenstocks In Bloom

Papillio By Birkenstock "Arizona" Birko-Flor Sandal, $90, Amazon

Skip into spring with a pair of trendy, floral patterned sandals like this petal-patterned pair.

7. The Perfectly Pink Pair

"Essentials – Madrid" Slide Sandal, $22, Amazon

Make your outfit pop with an adorable pair of pink sliders. They'll take you from poolside to party in a pinch!

8. The Fierce Leopard Print Pair

Arizona Leopard Antique Leather, $120, Amazon

Traverse the urban jungle in these wild, leopard print Birkenstocks.

9. The Fluffy Footwear

Arizona Mocha Shearling Suede And Shearling, $145, Amazon

Are your tootsies a little chilly? Snuggle up all year round in these furry nice Birkenstocks that would be perfect for fall.

10. The Cutesy Clogs

Birkenstock Boston Natural Leather Clog Flat Shoes, $141, Amazon

Make like a woodland elf in these utterly adorable clogs.

11. The Three Strap Style

Florida Soft Footbed Mocha Birkibuc, $100, Amazon

If you've got some serious exploring to do, this three strap style with adjustable straps should keep your feet from slipping, so you're free to enjoy your adventures!

12. The Ethereal Pair

"Arizona" Birko-Flor Sandal, $100, Nordstrom

Add a little intrigue to your look with a pair of magical, iridescent sandals.

13. The Futuristic Footwear

Arizona Soft Footbed Silver Birko-Flor, $135, Amazon

Keep your outfit contemporary with these sandals that come in a silver shade.

14. The Fabulous Flatforms

Papillio By Birkenstock 'Gizeh' Birko-Flor Platform Flip Flop Sandal, $82, Amazon

Give yourself a little lift with a subtle flatform sandal.

15. The Pearly Pair

Mayari Antique Lace Birko-Flor, $95, Amazon

Going somewhere special? These elegant Birkenstocks will happily accompany you.

16. The Cool Clogs

Tokyo White Leather, $150, Amazon

These killer clogs are giving me major emoji-style heart-shaped eyes.

17. The Essence Of Summer Sandals

"Essentials – Arizona" Slide Sandal, $35, Nordstrom

These zingy sandals are sure to brighten up anyone's day.

18. The Quirky Clogs

Super Birki Clog Raspberry Polyurethane, $80, Amazon

Ever wanted a pair of shoes that remind you of a pink dinosaur? These eccentric clogs will make those dreams come true.

19. The Indoor Clogs

Amsterdam Petrol Wool, $100, Amazon

Don't forget your indoor shoes! These cozy blue clogs can be used in the house, or saved for wearing on the weekend.

With a myriad of styles to choose from, there's sure to be a Birkenstock to fit even the pickiest of feet.

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