Controversy isn’t always a good thing, but when it comes to our wardrobe, we’re suckers for anything that sparks opinions — and it seems we’re not the only ones. Lyst recently unveiled the world’s 10 most wanted fashion items of 2020, and the controversial slides Katie Holmes has been wearing just as often as her favorite Evolvetogether face mask secured the number two spot.
Given that people often favor comfort over style, we’re not surprised by Birkenstock’s favorable ranking. The sandals are obviously easy on the feet thanks to a soft, shock-absorbing footbed designed with extra cushioning for added relief. The signature three-strap upper ensures they stay put, as does the no-slip rubber sole. So it’s understandable why Holmes wears her Arizona Birkenstocks nonstop — and even easier to see why searches for the footwear spiked 225 percent in early spring, according to Lyst.
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A lot of people have thoughts about the original “dad shoe,” but there’s no denying that they’re now a fashion staple through and through, especially after seeing the sheer number of makeovers they’ve received over the years. What’s more, they’re no longer just a summer shoe thanks to all the shearling-lined options you can get your hands on right now, like these Arizona Genuine Shearling Slide Sandal or these trendy moccasin-style clogs that offer a bit more coverage for colder weather.
Regardless of your feelings on Birkenstocks, now might finally be the time to give them a try. After all, the sandal’s rise in popularity happened for a reason.