What: Birkenstock Plum Patent Gizeh, $80
Why: There's a reason Birkenstock is still going strong after being around for decades… these sandals are comfortable. I am an avid flip-flop wearer, which means while I don't mind wearing a thong between my toes, I also don't really expect a lot of support from my sandals. The Birkenstock Gizeh that I tried out in this gorgeous plum patent was a completely new experience. With its suede footbed, I definitely felt the arch and toe support after walking all over midtown running errands.
Even better, I got my first compliment within a half-hour of putting them on – from a guy no less! They run a little big, so go down a size in length for a snug fit.
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