Before you start throwing copies of “Wealth of Nations” at me, be advised that I only advocate Birkenstock’s because I think comfortable footwear is essential to a happy life. A belief in passifist-syndicalism is not, I assure you, a prerequisite for ownership. (For the record I’m an anarchist) Giving up 65,000 won at the Daegu Costco is prerequisite, and with a quick internet search that appears to be roughly half of what you might regularly pay. Be forwarned that many of the larger sizes (as of June 14, 2008) come only in white. You’ll have to dig down to the bottom of the palate to find these, rather fetching ones in “Birko-Flor Dunkelbraun” See you at Burning Man!
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