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Gold Birkenstock

If summer were a shoe, for me it would be the gold Birkenstock. If you search gold birks on my blog you can see all the ways I’ve worn them over the years…. from my BaubleBar jewelry collection in 2014 (remember that!?) to my trip to Cuba, my guide to packing for Cape Cod like a local…  to so many other places and posts. They are the best. I’m currently on my second pair and they’re falling apart. I plan to get the soles replaced as birks really do get better over time (they mold to your feet!). The problem is, they always sell out! And I don’t think they even made gold ones last year. So anytime I wear them (which is all of the time, haha) I get so many questions and have nowhere to send you!

AND THEN! Over the long weekend a reader DM’d me to tell me that they are currently on sale at Rue La La! I threw up a quick little instagram story over the weekend and over a hundred of you bought them. Things tend to go quickly at Rue La La but right now they are available in most sizes. So if you’ve even thought about them a little I would say GO FOR IT. I love them so much. Shipping is $10 which is annoying, but the price is still better.

I wanted to add:

They made them again this year and you can purchase at Zappos, AEO, and Urban Outfitters, but I prefer the Rue La La version with the lighter sole. The black sole is probably more practical (the lighter sole will get dirty) but the heart wants what the heart wants.

Sizing is TTS / slightly wide. I am a true 8.5 and take an 8. I always move the buckles to a more narrow setting (I think the second or first hole?) for a better fit. Watch out though, they ALWAYS sell out. I’m not messing around here – I’ve been saying this since 2014!!!!

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  1. Abigail says 5.26.20

    I’ve been influenced! Just ordered these and can’t wait for them to come!

  2. These are cute! I used to hate Birkenstocks and Teva but now I love them… bulky shoes are the best!! ❤️✨

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    • grace at the stripe says 5.26.20

      They really are! Makes me so happy when something so comfortable becomes fashionable!

  3. Jessica Camerata says 5.26.20

    How I wish I looked good in Birkenstocks! I grew up in Portland OR so it was a staple except for me ha! I’m convinced my legs are way too short for them. Love the gold though, so fun and really a neutral!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  4. Anne says 5.26.20

    My gold birks are looking worse for wear after 5 years. I just purchased a new pair from Zappos and got the rose gold this time. Excited they are coming today!

  5. Jill says 5.26.20

    I always get confused on the European sizing. Is an 8 a 38 or 39? Thank you!!

  6. Lillie says 5.26.20

    Sold! Thank you! I had just marked them for Zappos to let me know when they are restocked.

  7. Charlotte says 5.26.20

    I’ve had my eye on the metallic copper for years but they always sell out too! I just ordered the gold, and I’m so excited.

  8. Lisa Autumn says 5.27.20

    OMG I just got a black pair but I might need to get the gold ones now? LOVE THEM!

    Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  9. Lauren says 5.27.20

    Hi Grace, just to note the ones at RueLaLa are the “Birko Flor” ones that do not have real leather straps. I don’t know if that makes a difference to you but just wanted to make sure you knew! I also have gold Birks (that are also falling apart!). Mine are real leather and I wasn’t sure about ordering the synthetic ones to replace them – I thought synthetic straps might not be as comfortable?

    • grace at the stripe says 5.27.20

      I just realized that too after I placed my order. I guess we will see!!! I am going to get the leather ones repaired…and we’ll see how I do w/the Birko Flor. I have the plastic birks and find them really comfy, I’m not a leather snob, so I guess we will see!!!!

  10. clare says 5.27.20

    So so cute. I currently have these but in white! I love any of their metallic options

  11. Sally says 5.27.20

    They are sold out of my size on Rue La La, but I added myself to the waitlist – fingers crossed they become available again soon! They’re SO CUTE. I have an older pair of plain Birks and love how comfortable and practical they are.

  12. Kelsey says 6.3.20

    Just got mine in, and it turns out they have the black soles – bummer as the photo depicted the lighter sole. Wondering if anyone else had that issue?

    • YES, mine were black too. I was bummed out as well, but honestly, still really like them? I am a little pissed that they showed them as the lighter ones!

  13. Larissa Lynds says 6.4.20

    I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of Birks for the longest time! Debating on whether to get the “soft footbed” option. How long does it usually take you to break them in?

    • I think it’s different for everyone but not long! I’ve found that getting them (a little bit) wet helps, as does wearing them around the house with socks if the straps give you blisters at first. But I just got my new pair of gold ones and have been walking around the neighborhood with them just fine.

  14. Sarah says 6.8.20

    Awww man! I can’t believe I missed it, was like a white-soled Birki comet! If you happen to spot them again, can you repost? I’m trying to find them all over the place.

    • Absolutely. I will note that mine came and the soles are dark! I was bummed! But I still love them and am just glad to have a pair that’s in a bit better shape.