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birkenstock styling guide

What To Wear With Birkenstocks

How To Style A Pair of Birkenstock Sandals

Who Are Birkenstock? A Brief Introduction

Initially developed to improve the orthopaedic health of their customers, Birkenstock sandals have come a long way since being founded over two centuries ago and now stand proudly atop the footwear heap.  

A phenomenon among the utility and style-conscious alike, the Birkenstock Sandal’s longevity stands in stark contrast to the many consumer trends that have come and gone since their inception, but even to this day, with their place as a key heritage brand cemented, some find it a challenge to style their signature sandal models. But no stress, we’ve got you covered with some ideas of how to rock a pair of clogs or sandals on any occasion.  

Look #1 – ARIZONA

Firstly, we have to start with the iconic Birkenstock Arizona Sandal. This open-toe, two-strapped icon needs no introduction and as such is a go-to for warm-weather moments.

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Easy to throw on, we’d recommend pairing the Soft Foot Bed – SFB – Arizona Sandal in Taupe with another neutral hit from the Patagonia Hemp Volley Shorts in Grey. Up top, go classic with a pocket tee, and we’d recommend going a little darker with the midweight Nudie Jeans Leffe Pocket Tee in Racing Green. Finally, just to be safe, the orange colourway in the Comme Des Garcons PLAY x K-Way Hooded Zip Jacket will give you ample protection from the breeze without weighing you down with its light cotton, packable nylon construction.  

Look #2 – BOSTON

We’d be remiss to leave out the newest superstar on the German outfit’s roster, the Birkenstock Boston. Mule? Sandal? Clog? Either way, they’re a cosy winner for any season. The  Birkenstock Boston SFB concealed toe, mary-jane style strap and buckle, along with the classic cork sole provide comfort and style inside and out. You can rock these with any outfit, day or night, from co-ord sweats hanging at home to carpenter pants, tee and jacket for a casual night out.

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If we had our way though we’d start with the Boston Clog Sandal in Black Suede on feet. Pair these with the Folk Assembly Pants in their Mist colourway for a relaxed, casual look on the bottom half – not forgetting some socks to keep it cosy. To finish, up top we’d opt for a classic pairing of tee and overshirt. The Stone Island Black Overshirt layered over a classic Carhartt WIP pocket tee in Smoke Green more than fits the bill.

Regardless of all the fanfare and praise the brand has received over the years, from hippies rocking the same pair of Arizona’s for decades, to the hipster chef wearing their stained, dropping-to-bits Boston Clog like a badge of honour, what we can say for certain is that Birkenstocks Sandals are not going away any time soon, and we for one are glad.  

Endlessly wearable, highly versatile and durable beyond belief, Birkenstock Sandals will remain a relevant classic for years to come. 

Get your Birkenstock sandals fix at Aphrodite now. 

Who are Birkenstock? Find out here.

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Keen Footwear Brand Guide

Keen History

Known for their diverse line of styles suitable for hikes, worksites, and casual wear, here at Aphrodite were are proud to stock such a forward-thinking brand with aims to actively work to incorporate change within the industry, Keen Footwear.

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Keen Footwear was founded in 2003 in Portland, Oregon, and was named ‘Launch Of The Year’ by the Shoes Industry Leading Trade Publication. The following year the brand completed many projects to help out in the industry, including getting more young people into the outdoors, protecting land for its environmental recreational value, and giving bikes to children in need. Keen Footwear strives to create quality products while building trust through their actions, and within their first year of production, Keen Footwear had already built a reputation by supporting a range of good causes, while improving on the brand’s hybrid innovation and striving to make new possibilities.

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Keen Footwear Styles

With such a diverse product line, Keen Footwear offer shoes, such as the Keen Uneek Sandals, for outdoor and water-based activities including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and many more, their objective is to refine their products and aim to find even more solutions for life’s everyday needs, whatever that may be. The first pair of Keen Footwear sandals were designed to cater to a niche market in adventure water shoes, however, it didn’t take them long to realise that people appreciate the all-around protection for day-to-day casual wearing.

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Keen’s Global Influence

While the brand has taken off massively, the company stays true to its humble roots, with the headquarters still in their hometown of Portland, with only 100 employees, Keen Footwear is a brand that’s values remain the same, this sets them apart from a lot of manufacturers.

Keen Footwear strongly believes that healthy living starts with products that promote a healthy lifestyle, and with that has to come comfort. Throughout their product range, Keen Footwear offers a wide toe box that ensures a comfortable fit and extra room, and to prove just how good, two travellers put them to the test. In 2020, they went on a 465-day trip around the world, 15 months of walking around 38 countries and 5 continents, wearing Keen Footwear the whole duration. Withstanding the elements in the snowy Swiss Mountains, at Everest’s Base Camp, and in the African Safari.

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Join in on the Sandal goodness and find your pair of Keen Footwear at Aphrodite now!