Every Supermodel Owns This Ugly Sandal, and It’s Just $35 at a Secret Sale
The most popular shoes for summer are shoes we all used to make fun of. Jennifer Lopez is bringing back the wedge sandal, Jennifer Garner is making blue sneakers a serious thing, and new supermodel moms seem to be partial to a $70 classic that's all about comfort. And we can't forget about Birkenstock, the maker of the ugly sandal that will never die.
The long-lasting appeal of the Birkenstock brand has pushed it past ridicule and into obsession territory, which no doubt has something to do with the irony of a shoe that's maybe so ugly it's beautiful. You can't deny the sandal's appeal after seeing it on everyone from Kaia Gerber to Ashley Olsen to Katie Holmes. High fashion can't even resist, with Rick Owens and Céline previously collaborating with the German brand known for footbeds made of cork.
Another controversial thing about Birkenstocks are its high prices. Thankfully, Gilt is having a secret sale on many of the brand's most popular styles, including the Gizeh sandal, which is now just $70. The popular shoe is normally $100 and sells out quickly as soon as temperatures increase, so shopping before the sale ends on Monday is a must.
The Best Birkenstock Deals at Gilt
- Birkenstock Women's Madrid Birko-Flor Sandal, $66 (Originally $80)
- Birkenstock Women's Arizona Birko-Flor Sandal, $80 (Originally $100)
- Birkenstock Women's Mayari Birko-Flor Patent Sandal, $80 (Originally $100)
- Birkenstock Arizona Suede Sandal, $80 (Originally $110)
- Birkenstock Women's Milano Leather Sandal, $94 (Originally $225)
- Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Leather Sandal, $120 (Originally $150)
Birkenstocks will be a summer staple yet again in 2021 because they're a comfortable essential that'll get you from point A to point B as we start getting out and doing more things. Plus, if you plan on breaking out your heels to go to the grocery store á la Rihanna, you'll need to give your feet a rest at some point. Birkenstock makes the perfect shoe to help you ease back into your going-out shoes; they're just as comfortable as Ugg boots but more seasonally appropriate.
Shop more of the best Birkenstocks on sale at Gilt below.
More Birkenstock Deals at Gilt