Paulina Porizkova wore Birkenstocks everywhere in Prague

Behind a toothbrush and a phone charger, a versatile and comfortable shoe should be at the top of every packing list, especially if your destination requires a lot of walking. Ideally, said shoe provides good support, is compact, easy to put on and take off, and dress effortlessly. And guess what? Paulina Porizkova seems to have found the Holy Grail.


The former model has spent the past week frolicking in Prague in the same pair of Birkenstock sandals. She shared her travels on Instagram, and they were featured in nearly every post, pairing them with her must-have pink Gap dress, a red puff-sleeved Cos midi dress, a beige embroidered maxi by Klára Nademlýnská, and a summer dress. black that tied in the back. The shoes have taken her to dinner, sightseeing and shopping — and they’re not basic Birks, either.



Silver metallic sliders added the perfect touch of shine to every outfit, eliminating the need for stuffy jewelry in what Porizkova called “a mild 91 degrees.” (Still, she couldn’t resist bringing a matching metallic tote for an excursion.)


Besides making her look and feel cool, Porizkova told a commenter that her Birkenstocks, which appear to be the Yao Birko-Flor style, are the “best ever for walking all day.” That’s because they’re expertly designed for comfortable wear: each pair features a cork footbed with a hollow heel, arch support, and a raised toe bar that encourages natural foot grip. foot to stimulate circulation. Plus, they have adjustable straps, making them perfectly customizable for everyone.




Like Porizkova, her Birkenstocks of choice stray from the norm and what’s “in” (see: her resurrection of the off-trend Ugg boot). They are also an older style and harder to find, especially in the silver metallic color. Hollywood has been loving the Arizona Birks more lately, with stars like Katie Holmes, Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid sporting the classic sandal this season.


If the Arizona is more your speed, there is a silver metallic version. Not a fan? Copper and charcoal are also options. As Porizkova likes to point out, there’s no harm in going against the grain.


Scroll down to add some rebellious summer fun to your cart with these picks similar to her favorites.


Golden

Buy it! Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandal, $79.99 (Orig. $100); gilt.com


Amazon

Buy it! Birkenstock Arizona Essentials EVA Sandal, $48.90; amazon.com


Zappos

Buy it! Birkenstock Arizona soft footbed sandal, $140; zappos.com


Zappos

Buy it! Birkenstock Mayari sandal, $99.95; zappos.com


Nordström

Buy it! Birkenstock Arizona soft footbed sandal in copper leather, $140-$145; nordstrom.com


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