For those unaware, Birkenstocks were made popular in the 1960s mostly during the whole flower child era, and now in the past two years they've come back in style. My dad has always had a pair of Birkenstocks, and I've always thought they were pretty cool, just really ugly. But I put all my preconceived ideas aside, when he purchased them for me for Christmas last year.

Birkenstocks are easily the most remarkable pair of shoes I've ever owned and I think everyone deserves to own a pair. For some reason, Birkenstocks are considered "ugly" shoes, and there seems to be a trend that "ugly" shoes are coming back in style, but with the various different styles of Birkenstocks and the amazing support they offer, there's no real reason not to purchase them. Here's a couple reasons why Birkenstocks are actually the best thing since sliced bread.

1. They're comfortable and don't damage your arch.

Birkenstocks provide a good amount of support for your feet. They form to your foot when you wear them for a while and they're comfortable to walk in for a period of time!

2. They come in a variety of styles and colors.

Pretty much any color you can think of they have, even patterns like snakeskin and metallic!! They come in 9 different styles of sandals and clog styles as well!

3. They go with literally anything.

You can wear them with jeans or shorts or dresses or skirts and they always look good. No matter what. They match everything.

4. They last for years.

My dad has had the same pair of Birkenstocks for the past like 10 years and they still look pretty new. They're worn, but still fit perfectly and are just as comfortable as ever.

5. They're good for the environment.

Birkenstocks are made solely -ha get it? Out of renewable materials. The sole is made of out cork, which is partially why they fit your foot so well and why they're so comfy!

So don't let opinions of others get to you, seriously, these shoes are the best!!!!!