These iconic, celeb-loved sandals featured in Barbie are the comfy shoes you need for summer

No seriously - we're obsessed with these quintessential summer sandals

sandals in Barbie
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If Birkenstocks are good enough for Barbie, they're good enough for us too - not to mention the dozens of other A-listers who have successfully styled the casual sandal since their inception.

If you saw Barbie in theaters over the weekend, keep reading. If you didn't yet, go see it, and then come back to this article.

You might remember the very funny and unforgettable scene in Barbie where Barbie, played by Margot Robbie, goes to see "Weird Barbie" (Kate McKinnon) about returning to her "normal" self - and Weird Barbie proceeds to show Barbie a pair of Birkenstock sandals, signalling what the real world represents (flat feet). 

Then, at the end of the Barbie movie, after all is said and done and Barbie herself can be seen rocking a pair of pretty pink Birkenstocks. 

BIRKENSTOCK Arizona metallic leather sandals, $140 (£108) | Net-a-Porter

BIRKENSTOCK Arizona metallic leather sandals, $140 (£108) | Net-a-Porter

A cult classic, Birkenstock's signature 'Arizona' sandals are designed with comfort in mind - and these Barbie pink ones are sure to make a statement this summer.

Of course, Birkenstocks have always been "in," and we've seen different styles, like the Boston clog, for example, creep up in popularity in the sartorial universe over the last few years. And while they might not necessarily fit into the Barbiecore aesthetic, and they're not as glam as Barbie's typical high-heeled and girly shoes, Birks certainly are still a good option.

Whether you're into the basic shades of the classic Arizona Birkenstocks (the OG style with the adjustable straps), or you prefer a more bold colour (like a bubblegum pink Barbie pair), there are seriously so many different styles and colours to choose from.

Seriously - there are platform Birks, furry shearling Birks, and even thong flip flop Birks - aka, the possibilities for choosing a pair for yourself are basically limitless.

celebrities in birkenstock sandals

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Don't take it from just us and Barbie though - celebs all over the world have been wearing these reliable and chic sandals for years, only solidifying their eternal position in fashion shoe history. 

Some celebs in particular who we've loved seeing walk around in Birks are Gwyneth Paltrow, who sported the summer sandal while walking on the lot of the Jimmy Kimmel Show in LA, pairing he black Arizona's with a red sweater and tailored pair of black shorts. 

Additionally, the likes of Katie Holmes and Heidi Klum have sported the chic sandals, with Katie pairing them with a chic black romper, and Heidi boasting a really stylish denim on denim outfit, both while walking around the streets of Manhattan. 

Madeline Merinuk
US Lifestyle News Writer

Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

Her personal interests, in no particular order, are: cheese, Joni Mitchell, reading, hot yoga, traveling, having multiple chapsticks in every handbag at all times, and dancing to ABBA songs as if she were in the Mamma Mia movies.