Libbies rejoice. Birkenstocks are back.

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    I'm surprised that no libbies have chimed in with "what is wrong with birkenstocks". Of course my answer would be...nothing as long as you don't wear them with socks and keep your feet halfway clean.
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    They arent all that comfortable. People switched to flops for a reason.
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    Hopefully there will be no 'ugly, us vs them' type comments in this thread

    simply put---

    cons have their own stereotypical ideas/notions about libs
    just as
    libs have their own stereotypical/notions about cons
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    be honest old, how many pairs of "stocks" do you own and do you drive a "wheat germ powered" Suburu? Just teasing...
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    Birkenstocks are very comfortable. My son is a surgeon and often on his feet for hours at a time. His shoe of choice, worn under protective covering, is a Birkenstock clog he has worn in surgery for more than 10 years.

    Flip flops have little to no support and are bad for the feet. If you prefer a rubber shoe that gives support try Chaco or perhaps one of the newer, better looking styles of Crocs as they have better support than flip flops. Teva is a good choice, too, but I like Chaco better as I think their shoes have better heel support.

    As for me - a libertarian - I own 3 pair of Birkenstocks and drive/own 3 cars - A BMW, a Cadillac STS, and a Ford Expedition. :geek:
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    "...out on the road today, I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac...a little voice inside my head said 'don't look back, you can never look back'..."

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    I had some in college. Dirt would get under the straps and irritate the side of my foot, and I didnt find the soles all that comfortable. Some people swore by them though. I bet the clogs (or Crocs for that matter) are more comfortable, but I refuse to wear such shoes on general principle. :)
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    Lacuna, I like it....especially on collection of cars....if I were in the Insurance biz, I'd like to be your agent....fleet insurance!
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    So why is a Subaru considered a liberal's car? I've heard that many times but don't know anything about the company or the car.
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    it is a stereotype based on where the car is sold...most are likely sold in the liberal northeast. They all seem to have Obama-Biden, Gore-Lieberman and Kerry-Edwards bumper stickers. That is where I see them anyway. Don't ever see them down south.
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    Speak for yourself. Own two pair currently and have always had a pair for the last couple of decades.
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    Or the snowy, icy, hilly northeast.
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    Subarus are pretty popular on the "left" coast as well -central California through the Pacific Northwest. Pretty much anywhere wagon like utility is beneficial, four wheel drive is useful (or necessary) and an SUV is overkill. And where people don't tend to view their manhood through the size or price of their vehicle.

    From what I've heard, Subarus are more popular in Alaska than any other state. Probably the most dependable four wheel drive vehicle you can own.
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    As to the OP, nice find on the Birkenstocks.

    Never owned any, but it's a fun topic.
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    Yep. When I think Subaru, I think Teen-early-20s kid who wants an affordable high-performance car (WRX).

    BTW, those WRX's are pretty sweet, IMO.
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    Let's break it down stereotypically

    Birkenstocks-liberals
    Crocs-conservatives

    Footnote(pun intended) crocs con be worn by liberals as long as they are done so as part of a work uniform.. nurses, doctors, chefs, and fishing charter captains

    Sent from my mind using ESP
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    RE: Subarus. Snow has a known liberal bias.
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    I've 2 pair of Crocs

    The Cleo II in black
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    The Melena in hot pink
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    Due to all the rain we've had this summer I've worn these 2 pair more than anything else. I can walk freely through puddles and not be afraid to get my shoes wet. Can't do that with Birks or other leather shoes. Only problem with walking in wet shoes is the tell tale *squish*squish*squish*squish*squish that comes with every step until both feet and shoes dry.
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    Crocs are great at first (and in limited wearing), but the lack of any arch support or lateral support is murder on my knees and plantar fascia. The key to Birks, IMO, is that the feet have to "work" to keep them on and that constant curling of the toes helps stretch the muscles.

    I have both, BTW.

    Also swear by ASCIS for athletic shoes, ECCO for golf and Danska for work clogs.

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