It’s the one question we get asked the most: can you wear socks with Birkenstocks? The answer is yes, but it has to be the right kind. By right kind, we mean the type of socks you would typically wear with sandals or flip-flops.
The main advantage of Birkenstocks is that they support your feet well and give your feet a more natural feeling. As I mentioned before, they were designed as a fashion shoe, so if you do decide to wear Birkenstocks with socks there are a few different ways to do this.
As I said before, many people can wear their socks with Birkenstocks without much trouble. If you’re one of those who really doesn’t like wearing socks or with sandals but still wants to try this combo, then you can go with white cotton socks. I personally don’t mind wearing my socks with Birkenstocks, but if you do then white is the best option.
There are many different styles of Birkenstocks, but they all have one thing in common: they’re meant to be worn without socks. Of course this doesn’t mean that you can’t put them on over your socks—the more the merrier! However, if you want to get all of that Birkenstock beauty without sacrificing comfort or style, you need to follow these four guidelines:
1) Pick the right type of sock. Look for thin dressy socks so they don’t look bulky when covering your shoe with them. Go for thin socks, not the thick ones that are meant to go over your shoes. They tend to have smoother tops, have seams sewn straight across the top fold, and are made out of thicker material in order to serve their purpose in case you need them to cover your sandals.
2) Pick the right colour of sock for your Birkenstocks. It’s very important when wearing Birkenstocks that you have the proper sock colour. The colours are different between each pair of sandals so it’s important that you buy a pair that matches perfectly with your sandals. We at BajanBella would suggest to buy a pair of sock in black, if you are wearing black sandals. This is because it brings the look together perfectly.
3) Wear your socks pulled up to cover your Birkenstocks if you are planning on wearing flip-flops with them. The flip-flops are made out of plastic or rubber and they usually have a hard top that needs to be covered when worn over sandals. If it’s not attached, then you can still wear flip-flops with socks but keep in mind that eventually they’ll break off the heel strap. If your sandals have a heel strap, you can wear your socks down and still cover the heel strap.
4) Make sure the sock is long enough. You should wear your socks to rest about 1/2-3/4 of your foot all the way to the top of your Birkenstocks.
All in all, when wearing Birkenstocks with socks, make sure the socks you wear complement the style and colours of your sandals. Also make sure the socks don’t look tacky and that they aren’t too thick. A thin sock will protect your foot from a hard sole and long enough socks will protect the straps on your sandals from eventually breaking. Remember, with Birkenstocks, if you don’t wear them right, you’ll feel it!
I personally enjoy the comfort and style that Birkenstocks provide, so I don’t mind wearing them sockless all day long.