It's a sad goodbye to my favorite summer accessory... my orange Birks. I've had them since my sophomore year at Hendrix, so something like 10 years. They've been resoled twice, once from wear and the other because I left them in a super hot car and the soles shrank right off the footbed. (That was sad and really funny at the
time!) I've worn the inside down to nothing, the cork is crumbling, and they need re-soling again. Of course, they'll still stay in the closet. (Well, maybe. They really really stink now, too.)
It's a sad thing to put them aside, but I have, at last, found a suitable replacement! These beautiful orange leather flips from Chaco
Soon the mailman will deliver these and my trusty sidekicks will be laid to rest.