As Searches For Birkenstocks Explode, These Are The Exact Sandals From the Barbie Movie

Barbie birkies, anyone?

Last Updated on August 7, 2023

If you’ve seen the Barbie movie, you’ll have seen that pair of brown Birkenstocks (and if you haven’t, where have you been?!). It turns out you’re not the only one; ever since Margot Robbie was forced to make a decision between Barbieland and the Real World, represented by a high heel shoe and a Birkenstock sandal, there’s been a 340% increase in demand for the iconic shoes. Love them or hate them, there’s no denying they’re some of the comfiest shoes on the planet so if you’re wondering whether to make the leap, there’s no harm in letting Barbie sway you.

There’s a wide variety of Birkenstocks available, like the comfy clogs, waterproof sandals, and now even trainers, but it’s the recognisable Arizona two-strap sandals that appear in the Barbie movie. While they’re brown with a cork sandal, there are plenty of pink sandals that fit perfectly with the lead character’s bubblegum outfits. And if you’re wondering what you can wear yours with, the answer is simply everything. Jeans? Yep. Shorts? Duh. Summer dresses? Of course!

You just have to walk about two metres in London to see the sandals in an array of colours bounding their way down the street, but celebrities have long been fans of them too. Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julianne Moore have all been pictured wearing them, making them a bonafide staple for anyone’s summer wardrobe (even Barbie).

So let’s take a look at some of the best Birkenstock sandals she’d be proud to wear. Next, read more about the Zara x Barbie perfume, the Crocs x Barbie collection and how to dress like Barbie.

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Birkenstock Arizona Sandals in Nubuck

Birko-Flor Nubuck

Arizona Birko-Flor Nubuck, £80 – buy now

This unisex sandal is probably the most recognisable Birkenstock sandal, and the one that featured in the Barbie movie. Not only is it a style staple, but it’s durable and practical too. With arch support and a lightweight sole for cushioning and shock absorption, I think you’ll find these to be some of the comfiest sandals ever.

Tokio Suede Slingback Loafers

Tokio suede slingback loafers

Tokio suede slingback loafers, £380 – buy now

Yes, these are a jump in price but look how pretty they are! Part of the 1774 collection, these pretty pink loafers are handmade in real suede and have an orthopaedic footbed so you can walk around in day long in comfort. I’m saving up for these immediately.

Arizona Essentials EVA

Arizona Essentials EVA

Arizona Essentials EVA, £45 – buy now

If you’re planning a beach trip, I can’t recommend these enough. They’re waterproof, easy to clean and super lightweight, so fitting them in your beach bag will be a doddle.

Arizona Big Buckle Shearling

Arizona Big Buckle Shearling

Arizona Big Buckle Shearling, £170 – buy now

Prefer fluffy shoes? Whether you wear these around the house or to add a little something to an outfit, these shearling shoes are ideal. I bet you didn’t think Birkies could get comfier, but as well as the shearling soles, these come with an anatomically shaped cork-latex footbed.

Arizona Birko-Flor Patent

Arizona Birko-Flor Patent

Arizona Birko-Flor Patent, £80 – buy now

Birkenstocks also have a patent version of their Arizona sandal, complete with a pretty pink sole. These last for way longer than you’d expect too!