berk - in - stoks
A brand of sandals known for their distinctive sole-patterning and arch support. Popluar for comfort and practicality, they are worn in all walks of life, but have a special place in lesbian culture as the "official" footwear of dykes worldwide.
* Wearing birks does not make you a lesbian--they are after all just sandals. But if you feel like waving a flag, a pair never goes awry.
** Maitenance: Seal the cork with contact cement to prolong life. You can get them re-corked and re-soled for less than half the original cost, so they can concieveably last forever.
"Hey, sweet Birkenstocks (birks). You don't break them in, they break you in."
"Hey, sweet Birkenstocks (birks). When did you come out?"