Thursday, February 24, 2011

My First Pair of Birkenstock

Those who saw my facebook status earlier knew that I've got a big, fat bonus from hubby. I initially wanted to buy more clothes, especially since I am now fatter and can't fit into many of my clothes (clothes which I own since secondary school!).

And please don't blame it on Shern now that his mummy is fatter. It is not the post-pregnancy fault. (I was back at my pre-pregnancy weight after a few mths giving birth). His mummy is getting fatter because she is eating non-stop and no thanks to my baking obsession as well. Sigh.

Anyway, back to the topic.
I got myself a Birkenstock, thanks to a friend. Yes, the shoe that I've been eying since I went to Australia in 2003. I was a poor student then, so I could only watch some of my friends buying them (at that time, Birkenstock was not available in M'sia).

Based on fourfeetnine, there are 2 types of women in this world: the shoes woman or the bags woman. I think I am both. The shoes woman AND the bags woman!

So now not only I own 2 Radley bags, I now also own a pair of Birkenstock Gizeh in white.

I drool just by looking at them.
Been wearing them for sometime now. Birkenstock has been hailed as 'The Perfect Shoe' by many.

And how do I feel wearing this? It is so good that I think in future, no more Crocs for me, only Birkenstocks! :P
Although initially you feel that they are a little stiff when you tried it on, it got more and more flexible the longer you wear it.
I think I am in love with it!

I like its contour footbed and its deep heel cup with natural padding. And I don't usually wear thong-style slippers, but surprisingly, this Gizeh does not hurt my toe. My toe wraps at it naturally and does not hurt me at all. I'm really surprised!

If I don't wear my heels out, you are sure to spot me wearing my Birkenstock.
I wear it casually everywhere. I'm lovin' it!


chiaoju said...

welcome to the world of birkenstock! =)

Unknown said...

OMG! i love the paris design!!!

tanshuyin said...

chiaoju....yesyes. u own birkenstocks too?

jamie.....u have the paris design?

chiaoju said...

yup. think it has been 4 years. kinda worn out d. =(

tanshuyin said...

which one u bought?

chiaoju said...

madrid, but with additional 3 holes at the side. love it. =)

both my sisters have the exact same pair as yours.

Karen C. said...

Hey Shuyin, do you know where to get Birkenstocks in Penang? I heard that only Singapore has it. :)

tanshuyin said...

Hie KarenC,

You can buy Birkenstock at Gurney Plaza. 1st floor, old wing. Just get on the escalator from the centre atrium and u will see the store just in front of u.

Happy Birkenstock-ing! :)