A new take on a classic summer shoe

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Did you ever rock birkenstocks? I'll be the first to admit, I never jumped on the bandwagon. I always found them to be a practical and useful shoe to own, I just couldn't justify the price for a shoe I didn't imagine wearing a lot. That was, until I discovered People Footwear and their ability to give classic and casual shoe styles a modern and trendy spin for a fraction of the price. 

The best part about these modernized styles? First of all, they are extremely lightweight (seriously, it feels like you are barely wearing anything on your feet! Perfect for traveling and wearing in the hot, summer months), bright (so many colors to choose from in all the various styles!) and comfortable, a key benefit to these classic styles. 

Because I believe in the saying, "better late than never"...I decided it was time to jump on the birkenstock bandwagon but...for a fraction of the price! The Lennon style comes in a variety of colors but I obviously opted for the pink with palms on the interior (are you even surprised I'd pick a shoes with palms?) This modern take on the birkenstock shoe is a steal for $50. The dual-density compression-molded outsole is designed to be extremely lightweight making them easy to wear and perfect for summer travel and days out on the water! I wear them with jeans, overalls, shorts, dresses, you name it! They go with everything. 

People Footwear offers other modern takes on the classics like slides, espadrilles, sneakers, boat shoes and high tops! And not just for women but for men and kids, too! I already have my eye on a few other styles to snag before summer ends. Which styles do you like the best?

*Collaboration note: Thank you People Footwear for collaborating on this product sponsored blog post! All thoughts and opinions expressed on West Coast Aesthetic are my own and every collaboration is done with absolute integrity.