Gen-Z and TikTok influencers have made Boston Birks—those grandpa-looking, round-toed clogs beloved by professors and crunchie types—so flipping trendy that they are literally sold out everywhere. A recent NY Times article cited fans who were willing to pay twice the normal $155 price tag for the elusive Birks. But luckily just in time for the holidays, we have found different styles of the Boston Birks that are back in stock so you, too, can finally score the “It” shoe of the season.
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Boston Birkenstocks Restock Guide
Why are the Boston Birkenstocks so popular?
Celebs like Kaia Gerber, Kendall Jenner, and Kristen Stewart have been rocking the casually-cool clog with jeans and leggings for a minute now and Gen Zers on TikTok have jumped in on the trend. Moms and parents of those new to the trend are undoubtedly scratching their heads wondering what’s up with the hype since peeps around the globe have been sporting these classic clogs for decades. The original Boston Birkenstocks launched way back in 1979 and have long been embraced by hippie types and lovers of functional footwear. What people love most of the iconic shoe is:
Comfort—Those soft, foam footbeds are what line many sneakers so wearers dig the custom and lightweight cushion and support.
Style—Post pandemic, everything cozy is cool. Whether people are working from home still or not, we are still living for that life of comfort and ease.
Credibility—Birks have been around since 1973, and with a “Made in Germany” stamp on their footbed, dupes be damned because consumers are willing to pay more the quality and brand authenticity.
What Styles of Boston Birkenstocks Are We Seeing Available Now?
Shearling Boston Birkenstocks
These fuzzy slip-ons are a cooler-weather version of the originals trending just in time for winter. They are different from the original in that they have that shearling-line footbed so they look cozier and more wintry. The originals look a little sleeker (and probably feel a little lighter) but if you are wanting some Boston Birks now, we highly recommend them.
Oiled Leather Boston Birkenstocks
The only difference between these and the trending ones are these are oiled leather versus suede leather giving them a smoother, less textured, look. The advantage of these is that they age nicely over time and are easier to clean.
Vegan Boston Birkenstocks
For those who don’t wear animal products, Birkenstock create a vegan version made from Birkibuc, which is “a synthetic material made up of acrylic and polyamide felt fibers” that is purportedly both comfortable and water-resistant.
Suede Leather Boston Birkenstocks
This style is the one that launched a 1000 dupes. This suede leather version has a grainy texture, cushioned footbed, and signature round toe that TikTokers are constantly posting about. The color most wanted are the taupe version, though frankly at this point any will do.
Where can you buy Boston Birkenstocks now?
We found pairs on Zappos, Poshmark, Nordstrom, as well as the Birkenstock store. Here’s the report!
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Shearling Boston Birkenstocks, $170 at American Eagle
We found this style is currently readily available in a variety of colors and styles at places like Nordstrom, Zappos, American Eagle, and the Birkenstock site itself. Shearling Boston Birkenstocks, $170 at American Eagle
Oiled Leather Boston Birkenstocks, $140 at Backcountry
We are seeing availability of these in black on the Backcountry site as well as in small and big sizes on Zappos and on the Birkenstock site. Oiled Leather Boston Birkenstocks, $140 at Backcountry
Vegan Boston Birkenstocks, $119 at Dick’s Sporting Goods
We found the vegan Boston Birks available in lots of sizes in black on the Birkenstock website as well as on the Dicks’ Sporting Goods site. Vegan Boston Birkenstocks, $119.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods
Suede Leather Boston Birkenstocks, $155 at Dillard’s
Sooooo, this style is sold out EVERYWHERE, but we found some at Dillard’s in decent sizing in Mocha!!! So def grab N-O-W! Women’s Boston Birkenstocks in Mocha, $155 at Dillard’s
How Can We Get Restock Info (i.e. Find Out When They’re Back In Stock)?
People are seeming to have some luck visiting and calling brick and mortar carriers of the Birkenstocks like Nordstrom and DSW. Reddit has it’s own restocking community who give up-to-the-minute-updates. And you can sign up for email notifications from many retailers, including the Birkenstock website to find out when you’re preferred size and color is back in stock. And as annoying as it is… you can always just keep visiting and refreshing your favorite site until you are lucky enough to find a pair. Good luck!
If you absolutely can’t wait for the real thing, check out these Birkenstock Boston Dupes