Birks Just Work: Lucky’s Eva Chen, Model Irene Kim and Yes, Now Couples

Asian celebs and bloggers alike are embracing summer’s big Birkenstock trend. Even Lucky Magazine‘s Editor-In-Chief Eva Chen is a big fan of the Birkenstock original, spotted donning a white pair and practically living in her special all-black pair. (In addition to the above, check out the other photos she’s posted of the sandals on her Instagram.)


Now, Korean brand Suecomma Bonnie has added some gold-studded flair to the style, taking the “ugly-cool” sandal up a notch. Korea’s hottest model Irene Kim has been seen walking the streets of Seoul in their Black Spike-G Sandals, causing a flurry of copycats desperate to get their hands on a pair.

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Irene Kim at Shanghai Pudong Airport

While Spike-G sandals may be ideal for hot days and traveling, make no mistake – they come at a price (almost $400 or 398,000 won)! Hey, you may be broke, but at least you’ll be comfortable and in style.


The best part of this trend is that Birks are a unisex sandal, which means they’re ideal for that favorite pastime of couples in Asia – matching their clothes! If you just can’t get enough of this trend, grab your significant other and definitely try some matching Arizona Birks! – Rachel Chen and Jeline Abutin