Daddy Needs a New Pair of Shoes: The Gift Guide
When Birkenstock contacted me about trying a pair of their Boston Suede Clogs (Mocha) I figured one of the following had to be true: a) they'd seen the pictures of me and Tricia on the Ben & Jerry's tour, b) they had read that I attended a Dave Matthews concert by choice, or c) they've seen my toes and felt that they should be covered. All of the above was also considered.
Turns out that none of those likely possibilities were the actual reason, rather they pegged me, and rightly so, as an international man about town who loves a good pair of kicks. This, the understanding of people, is why Birkenstock has been around since 1774 ( I bet George Washington had a pair just like mine. There's a Boston tie-in there). Of course, their understanding of feet doesn't hurt.
Here's the info on the shoe: it's not the prettiest thing in the world, although some of the other color/fabric options are pretty stylish, but it's comfortable as all get out. George Washington knew this. The Indigo Girls know this. Now you know this. Birkenstock makes a damn comfy shoe.
The footbed consists of layered foam and cork, the latter implying that someone has to drink a lot of wine to make these shoes and that may very well be the BEST. JOB. EVER. There are also a few microscopic air bubbles that cushion and provide arch support. A few MILLION. Do the math and the sum is comfort wins.
Please note, although Birkenstock clogs are made in Germany, socks remain optional.
Products Received: 1 pair of Birkenstock Boston Suede Clogs (size 12) for review.