Regarding Vickie Chang's piece on Birkenstocks [Trendzilla, May 24]: You are totally wrong. Birkenstocks are no better than Crocs. They are both insanely ugly, and their wearers' only defense is that they are comfortable. Well, who cares? They're shoes! They're supposed to be cute! I, in fact, am the daughter of hippies, and I wouldn't touch either Birkenstocks or Crocs with a 10-foot pole. Ms. Chang, you should be just as ashamed of yourself as the Croc-buying man you chide.
YOU'RE FRIENDS WITH HIM, RIGHT? This next letter addresses Vickie Chang's April 12 Trendzilla.
Oh, lord. Who is she kidding? This man looks hot.
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