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Yes, Men's Birkenstock Clogs Are a Trend. A Good One.

Shearling slip-ons. What's not to like?

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Nov 12 2020

A follower recently asked on Instagram what our team’s recommendation for a fall investment would be for his wardrobe. My answer? A men’s Birkenstock clog, preferably lined with shearling.

Yes, really.

What are men’s Birkenstock clogs, anyway?

These cozy slip-ons have been around forever, but you’d be forgiven for thinking they were rolled out for a covid-induced isolated winter, along with loungewear and anxiety medication. 

The thing is: this isn’t a case of, “F*ck it. I’m not leaving the house. I may as well wear whatever I want.”

Well, it’s sort of that, but these clogs (lol, CLOGS) actually look cool, too. 

But don’t take my word for it. The fine folks over at Esquire and Men’s Health agree.

How to wear men’s Birkenstock clogs

Wear yours with camp socks and a pair of chinos cuffed at the ankle for a look that’s absolutely appropriate to leave the house in. 

So long as you keep the rest of your outfit looking put together and intentional—even if what you’re wearing is a bit roomier, which is also (thankfully) the style right now—you’ll avoid looking like you’re going as The Big Lebowski for Halloween.

…And yes, wear your clogs with pajamas when you remember tomorrow is garbage day and you have to take out the recycling. They work as a slipper you can wear outside, too.

Personally, I like the shearling version, but the original style may be more your speed if your feet get sweaty easily, or you’re just looking for a year-round version. Be prepared for some break-in time to get them nice and ergonomically attuned to your arches.

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Birkenstock Boston shearling sandal, $165

SG Says: Perfect for cold winter days spent mostly indoors.

Birkenstock men’s Boston clog, $145

SG Says: Slightly less expensive without the shearling, just as cozy of vibes.