It was January when they first caught my eye.
February or so before I decided I for sure needed them…
Late (and still snowy) April before I thought it made any sense for a soul to be buying sandals in Minnesota…
And then suddenly everywhere/shop that I looked, the austere all-black Birkenstocks they call The Monterey (not Arizona) were sold out, a subversive style from a season or three ago. Seemingly never to be revived or replenished.
Then June came, just about the earliest it makes sense to manual-up in Minneapolis, and I found a pair in Germany that only took a week to work their way to me.
A happy ending as summer finally gets around to beginning!
They’re my third pair of Birkenstocks in as many years, but the way they bridge hippie-chic with Helmut Lang I thought them wonderfully wearable and insanely un-ignorable.