Birkenstock Now Has Its Own Beauty Brand


Dad sandals plus moisturized feet is the goal

One-stop shoppers, rejoice: Birkenstock is here with a cosmetics line that'll keep your feet looking fresh both before and after you slip them into a pair of dad sandals.

The collection of moisturizers and oils includes an ingredient very familiar to fans of the company: cork oak (extract). Best of all, the line is entirely natural, vegan, and the packaging recyclable. According to a press release, the products feature an "intelligent refill system" which means, after the product is empty, costumers can purchase an eco-friendly refill version to place inside the original bottle.

Next year, Birkenstock will expand past just extremity-focused care, with a range of moisturizers and cleansers for whatever body part you need moisturized and cleansed. There will even be a "Natural Man" line, for those in need of "moisture, vitality, and vigor." You know, just in case the other collections—Natural Moisture, Natural Shapes, Natural Age Control, and Natural Freshness—seem too feminine for the man with dry feet.

Check out a few of the offerings currently available, below (there's more over on Birkenstock's website), and start showing your feet some serious love.

Birkenstock, Cooling Foot Cream, $25, available at Birkenstock.

Birkenstock, Nourishing Leg And Foot Oil, $40, available at Birkenstock.

Birkenstock, Moisturizing Hand And Nail Cream, $25, available at Birkenstock.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.