Are Rope Sandals the New Birkenstocks?

This time last year, you’d have been hard-pressed to find a fashion girl in New York City that didn’t have a pair of Birkenstocks—or three—in daily rotation. From the day that Phoebe Philo sent fur-lined sandals inspired by the crunchy, cork-soled footwear down Céline’s Spring 2013 runway, they began a rapid transformation from dad shoe to fashion-blogger fave. […]