So it seems all our friends and everyone we know is chatting about Birkenstocks and weighing up their merit as a credible summer footwear choice.

Ever since that Céline campaign this humble flat sandal has been the talk of the town. And now it’s showing up on the feet of real people.

I don’t think I can adopt the Amish style sandal since all my hippy aunts are fans. But then, I see pictures like these – and I’m swayed.

Rag Pony's Instagram pix of birkenstocks

Pic: Instagram/emmagleason

Stripes and red nails always do it for me so it’s very hard to ignore the prettiness of Rag-Pony’s snap.

Style Memo's Instagram pix of birkenstocks

Pic: Instagram.com/stylememos

Then Brighton-based blogger Style Memos posted a picture on Instagram doing monochrome chic and more of my resolve slips away.

Birkenstock shoes

The final nail is these grey and pink doozies for €59.95. What can I say: I’m a sucker for two tone.

Tell us, will you be hopping on the Birkenstock bandwagon?

*That’s how many caffeine hits I had while I was banging away on the keyboard. I’m great at multitasking me!