If you’ve ever seen her show Fixer upper or shopped her Magnolia Home Hearth & Hand line at Target, you know Joanna Gaines always embraces classic designs that never go out of style. You can see it in her home renovations, her interior design choices, and even her clothing choices. That’s right, the TV star’s wardrobe is just as timeless as her interior designs. So it makes sense that one of her favorite pairs of shoes, the Birkenstock Arizona sandals, has been popular for decades.
Joanna has been wearing the supportive yet stylish sandals for years, so it’s no surprise she listed them as one of her “must-have” items in an interview with Popsugar. The comfortable kicks have a suede-lined, molded footbed that molds to the shape of your foot for all-day comfort and support. The shoes are designed to encourage a neutral stance and give your toes plenty of room to stretch and spread, which in turn encourages blood flow and optimal toe movement.
In addition to ample arch support, the Arizonas have a deep heel cup that distributes your weight more evenly and a lightweight EVA outsole that provides plenty of traction and shock-absorbing support. In addition, the sandals have two adjustable buckles, so you can adjust them to find the perfect fit.
With such clever details, it makes sense that the timeless sandals are loved by Joanna and other celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Naomi Watts and Miranda Kerr, alongside thousands of happy shoppers. At Amazon alone, the summer-ready shoes have earned more than 32,000 five-star reviews. And at Zappos, they have 1,600 rave reviews.
“My most favorite sandal ever. Extremely comfortable and looks good everywhere,” said one Zappos customer. “I like Birkenstock sandals; in particular the soft Arizona footbed. You just can’t go wrong with this shoe if you’re looking for all-day comfort and arch support,” added another.
Even people with foot conditions like bunions and plantar fasciitis sing the sandal’s praises. “I always struggle with foot pain and plantar fasciitis. I finally broke down and bought this one and I will never wear anything else again! My feet don’t hurt at all,” one fan wrote.
Perhaps best of all is the sizing, the unisex shoes range in size from 4 to 12.5 for women and 6 to 13.5 for men. And they even come in narrow and normal sizes. There are a variety of colors to choose from and prices start at $100 – which may seem like a lot for a pair of sandals, but the fact that they are super versatile and never go out of style makes them well worth the cost!
Buy yourself a pair from Amazon, Zappos or Nordstrom before the warmer weather arrives!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.