Ok, so yes, my friend Sarah bought these in 2015. She told me to buy them, but I did not. She was ahead, and now I am behind.
I noticed them in Palm Springs in February 2015. So.....more than 2 years later in April 2017, I bought a pair. I wear them all the time! So do many of my friends. Here are some examples:
Granted, I don't wear them to a formal cocktail party. They are not the most feminine dainty shoes. But...for running to the grocery or walking outside to grab one thing, they are perfect! (although not for everyone)
Dear LA friends-please don't panic. I am not full blown SF hippie granola. I think regular people are wearing Birkenstocks now too, including the following celebrities:
Some shopping ideas for you below. Note: some of the cute colors have white soles. Those do not work for me as I live in a city am worried the white soles may look too dirty?