Celine's Phoebe Philo is partially responsible for the revival, thanks to the fur-trimmed versions she designed for the French fashion brand's S/S 13 collection, but we've also noticed a smattering of celebs (like Ashley Olsen) and street muses wearing the original, old-school sandals too. Ironic (their wide, clunky design feels practically analogue), understated (there's something appealing about their minimalist design), and decidedly relaxed (nothing says "laid-back" like a slip-on), Birkenstocks are above all practical, a concept we can certainly get behind during this long, hot summer. Click through our slideshow to see how to wear the sandals, and shop our favourite styles.
Arizona Soft Footbed Dream Sandals ($130) in White Suede
Arizona Soft Footbed Dream Sandals ($130) in Blue Suede
Milano Oiled Leather Sandals ($120) in Iron
Milano Leather Sandals ($120) in Black
Arizona Soft Footbed Leather Sandals ($130) in Brown
Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandals ($90) in Black Patent