Almost every celebrity owns a pair.

By Tara Gonzalez
Updated Mar 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
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Birkenstocks walked so all the other ugly shoes could run. The OG comfortable sandal has been made fun of for years. People often associate them with Jesus’s #OOTD from “The Last Supper” and they’re not wrong. Birkenstocks definitely look like something a busy guy would slip on when running out to turn water into wine. There isn’t anything inherently chic about them, but in recent years, thanks to collabs with brands like Rick Owens and Céline, Birkenstocks have become cool. Covetable even.

After fashion gave Birkenstocks a stylish spin, wearing them in their original form became acceptable. Celebrities quickly started wearing them everywhere. Kaia Gerber and Cindy Crawford recently twinned in a pair that they styled with socks (yes, the OG fashion faux pas). Reese Witherspoon wears a fuzzy pair frequently while running around LA and smiling. Britney Spears has been wearing Birkenstocks all month and one could only hope she makes an opinionated Instagram post about them soon.

Their popularity in paparazzi shots isn’t surprising. Birks are perfect for when you just want to wear sweatpants and need to run to the grocery store. They’re also comfortable and easy to lounge in. Coincidentally that makes them the perfect sandal for the moment and at Nordstrom’s surprise sale, they’re all 25 percent off. So if you were on the fence about the ugly-shoe trend, now is the time to get one or two or three pairs. No one will see you wearing them anyway.

Shop the Birkenstocks on sale at Nordstrom below.

Birkenstock 'Arizona' Soft Footbed Suede Sandal

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Shop now: $101 (Originally $135); nordstrom.com

Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Slide Sandal

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Shop now: $34 (Originally $45); nordstrom.com

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal

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Shop now: $101 (Originally $135); nordstrom.com

Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor Sandal

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Shop now: $75 (Originally $100); nordstrom.com

Birkenstock Arizona Big Buckle Slide Sandal

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Shop now: $112 (Originally $150); nordstrom.com

Birkenstock Arizona Slide Sandal

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Shop now: $25 (Originally $45); nordstrom.com