"Birkenstocks are back!" My good friend posted that on Facebook the other day, and I confess: I cringed. Oh yes, they are ... they are indeed. And I will admit, there are some cute styles out right now that catch even my eye. And I know, I know: ALL the cool kids are wearing them. But I just don't think I can do it. I love a comfy shoe as much as the next girl, but I require footwear with a little more sex appeal (and a little less crunch).

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Here are some super comfortable yet still super cute sandals that you can wear this summer and have no problem keeping up the pace with your Birkenstock-clad friends!