The Birkenstock Bostons aren't going anywhere for summer 2023, according to TikTok

It’s clog season, AGAIN

Birkenstock Boston's in 'taupe' suede on a light pink background
(Image credit: Birkenstock)

TikTok has declared Birkenstock Bostons the shoes of the summer, so here's how to style the clogs with the rest of your capsule wardrobe.

Along with Adidas Sambas sneakers and ballet flats, it's clear from our For You Pages that we'll continue to see a lot of slip-on Birkenstock sandals this season—styled with everything from flowy maxi skirts to cozy airport outfits.

And we must say, we love do pieces that can be worn all year round and these suede clogs can do just that. Much like the ‘coastal grandmother aesthetic,’ these Birkenstocks work for both summer, winter and everything in between. So, for anyone on the hunt for a shoe that works for summer and beyond, here's exactly how to style the internet's favorite clogs, plus the scoop on which is the most popular Birkenstock Boston color...


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Where to buy the Birkenstock Bostons

While loafers dominated in the cooler months of previous years, the IT girls of TikTok sent Birkenstock-style clogs viral in the fall of 2022. Now, it seems we won't be rid of them this summer either—not that we'd want to be, that is. 

So, if you're looking for a new everyday sandal for summer, a trusty pair of Bostons is a safe bet. And as for the best Birkenstock Boston color to shop, the trendiest shade appears to be the light neutrals, with ‘Taupe’ being the most coveted.

You can still snap them up in some sizes in a few places though and in warm cream and pastel greys shades—we recommend the suede pair in ‘clay’ as it’s very similar to the Taupe.


Birkenstock Boston Suede Clogs

RRP: $160

This brown suede shade is one of the most-wanted colors of Bostons, but any of the colorways will work with your summer fits.

These Birkenstocks feature a soft, brush suede and a comfortable footbed that is designed to meld to your foot shape. Currently available in four neutral shades at Net-A-Porter.

Alternatively, if you’re vegan or prefer to buy man-made material, you can also find the Boston’s in shades ‘Mocha’ and ‘Khaki.’ There are also a ton of good alternatives, especially on Amazon...


WHITE MOUNTAIN Women's Bari Clog

RRP: From $48.70/£40.03

If you’re shopping on a budget, you also find some great swaps for the branded pair—including these real steals from Amazon.

They feature a similar taupe shade and design that can easily pass for a pair of Bostons!

How to style your Birkenstock Bostons

How to style your clogs in the summer

For summer styling, the world is your oyster. You can pair your Bostons with wide-leg jeans, shorts and Coastal-Cowgirl-esque flowy skirts and dresses.

Wear them with white socks or trainer socks, you can also go barefoot, but this can make the sole kinda...y'know, worn and sweaty.

How to rock your clogs in the cooler months

Before you fret that jumping on the Birkenstock bandwagon will mean sacrificing your feet to the elements—there are very easy ways to ensure that, not only are your tootsies warm, but your fits are effortlessly chic.


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In all our TikTok sleuthing, we’ve spotted that the fashion savvy are pairing their clogs with loose, smart pants or wide-leg jeans and thick socks. It seems socks and sandals are not a style sin when it comes to these shoes—infact the combo looks damn cute.

We suggest buying some thick, white, cream and grey-marl socks to pair with your Bostons.


Five Pairs Wool Socks for Women Gifts Winter Warm Thick Knit Cabin Cozy Crew Socks

RRP: $11.99/£12.99

This pack is ideal for completing your fall look, the marled texture is seriously cool right now and will ensure your feet are sitting pretty in your new clogs.

This pack includes six pairs, in grey, green and navy.

To complete the look, throw on a nice neutral knit, a jacket, a long scarf and voila—you have the ultimate spring fit.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.