I’m an avid online shopper and whilst browsing ASOS a few months, I noticed that there was a vegan Birkenstock on their website!
What does this mean you may ask? Shoes aren’t vegan?
Well yes, some are. Leather and other animal products aside, the glues used in making shoes are often not vegan either so it’s something people will need to be mindful of.
Moving on… After finding this vegan Birkenstock on ASOS, I did a bit of digging and found that Birkenstock have an entire vegan, leather free range of their shoes (and in various colours!). Here is the link to the vegan product page on their website for those of you that are interested.
I added it to my ASOS saved list and was biding my time before I bought the sandals. Then one day, I happened to be looking through my saved list and noticed that the sandals had gone down from £60 to £48! I jumped on the opportunity and bought them.
My sister already had a pair of Birkenstocks and recommend that I buy them. She also recommended that I up-size so instead of a UK size 5, I purchased a UK size 6.
The shoes were clearly labelled vegan which was nice to see. The classic style was ever present and arrived in a streamlined box. I was excited to put them on!
The buckles allow the shoes to be tightened to fit your feet as comfortably as you’d like them. I originally had them a little looser and found them a little more difficult to walk in as my foot was sliding a lot. I’ve tightened them since!
They are the comfiest sandals that I have ever worn. The base is elevated at certain parts to mimic the contours of the foot. I actually have very flat feet and these contours are still very comfortable and I think improve my foot positioning.
I know they’re expensive, but I think they’re worth it. They’re a very comfortable Summer shoe and the style is so well known and popular that I don’t see them going out of style any time soon.
Have a browse on their website and see what’s there! You might find a style and colour that you love!