Posted by: whatallisonsees | June 19, 2008

They are making a comeback – in Hong Kong?

I could hardly believe my eyes – Birkenstocks everywhere! Mostly the huge flip flop kind, but patent leather, patterns, blue, yellow, white – anything but American brown. I spent the better part of my high school and college years (before I discovered the greatness of Chaco) in my brown leather Birkenstocks, but never thought they were popular outside the US. China seems like such a high fashion, cutting edge city, so to so intensely embrace the granola shoe was surprising to me. I stalked some people to get some pictures. The others show a collection from a store in Hong Kong.

There was also another shoe trend, but I am a bit in denial. Crocs – what is up with these shoes!? I saw grandmas, toddlers, and everyone in between in them ALL OVER Hong Kong and Shenzhen. I don’t get it. The new feminine styles are a little better, more slim and stylish, but those huge ones are so grotesque. Floppy, clunky, blah! Why do you love them so much?

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  1. No one under 60 and over 10 should be in crocs. It is just so unattractive.


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