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Queuing on a Saturday afternoon at the Birkenstock shop, half an hour before closing time...

It's been two years since I bought my first pair, so it was time for new Birkies.

My sweetie had never had any so we went to the official Birkenstock shop last Saturday afternoon.

We hurried coz it was half an hour to closing time. When we arrived the shop was filled with people, and there was a queue outside.

That was so weird. I hadn't been in a queue since the mid eighties when I studied in Poland for a year. And even then I had never been in a queue for shoes. The queue was not that long and we only had to wait for about 10 minutes.


There are only three official shops in the Netherlands. Is seemed the whole of Amsterdam suddenly got the urge to come and shop for Birckenstock sandals half an hour before closing time.


Pics of the actual shoes will follow...


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Taken on June 7, 2008