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Knock Off Birkenstocks
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get out your Birkenstocks style sandals, flip flops and slides. Getting yourself a pair of knock off Birkenstocks is a good idea if you don’t want to splurge $100-$150. I just thought that I should also mention that I disliked Birkenstocks long ago.
A shoe trend that has now become popular every year for summer. Firstly, I’ll go over some of the frequently asked questions about Birkenstocks and alternative brands. Check out the ugly shoe trend for 2020 here. To find out which ones made the list of best fake Birkenstocks, continue reading below.
What Are Birkenstocks?
Birkenstock is a German brand of sandals which are notable for their contoured cork and rubber footbeds (soles) which confirms to the shape of the user’s feet.
The shoe became popular with hippies and others who had a “back to nature” philosophy and appreciated the natural foot shape and foot-friendly comfort of Birkenstocks.
Nordstrom became the first department store to sell Birkenstock sandals in 1986. Prior to that, health food stores were Birkenstock’s primary outlet. – Source
What Are The Different Types Of Birkenstocks?
There are different types of Birkenstock sandals, namely:
Yara – it has a wrap around ankle strap that is adjustable, as well as a secure toe loop and another buckle on the instep.
Zurich – closed at the sides but open at the toes and heels
Arizona – a two-strap unisex sandal that can be individually adjusted to the user’s feet using two sturdy metal buckles
Boston – a classic clog-like sandal that has a cork and latex footbed and a cap along the entire front of the shoe
Gizeh – the classic thong sandal stands with timeless style. Comes with individual adjustable vintage-look metal buckles and the strap can be individually adjusted to the user’s feet
Mayari – a modern thong sandal with a toe loop
Florida – a three-strap slide to give an extra bit of security and more of a custom fit
Madrid – has an oversized buckle strap
Yao Hex – its a slip-on silhouette with adjustable buckles at toe straps
How Much Do Birkenstocks Cost?
There is nothing like cheap Birkenstocks. A pair of authentic Birkenstock typically costs anywhere from US$100 upwards. Whereas a pair of knock off Birkenstocks normally costs US$25 upwards. It’s such a big difference in the price and you can achieve the same or a similar look with the Birkenstock look alikes.
Are Birkenstocks Worth The Money?
I’m sure they are well worth the money yes but not everyone wants to spend $100+ on a pair of sandals that they can only wear for summer. But at the same time there will always be the loyal, die-hard fans or customers who will buy it without thinking twice. However, nothing is wrong with buying Birkenstock look alikes.
Are There Good Birkenstock Look Alikes?
Yes there are tons of knock off Birkenstocks that look just as beautiful as the original. A major factor in determining the quality of the sandal you get, will be based on where it was purchased. There is the possibility that if you are purchasing them from China, the quality may not be on par with let’s say a US company manufacturing their own version of knock off Birkenstocks or sandals that look like Birkenstocks.
The Best Knock Off Birkenstocks Sandals For Under $50
You can find some of the best Birkenstock dupes on Amazon from as low as $25 with lots of 4.5 star reviews. My advice is to always read reviews before purchasing anything that you are not 100% sure about. Most people share real photographs of the items as well, so you can see how they will look in real life.
Mayari Sandal $99.95 vs Dupe $24.99
Let’s compare the original Birkenstock Mayari sandal to the Mayari dupes. The clear differentiator apart from the price, is the fact that the authentic pair has the word Birkenstock engraved on the buckles and the dupe does not. The Mayari knock off Birkenstocks is by far my favorite of all.
Yao Hex Metallic Slide Sandals $110 vs Dupe $24.99
On the heels of the Mayari, the Yao Hex is actually my second favourite style Birkenstocks. This style is mainly available in metallics or patent leather. However, the Yao Hex Birkenstock dupe also comes in brown leather. As you can tell from the pictures below, the fake Yao Hex is a much darker rose gold than the original. In fact, it almost looks like copper from the photos.
Arizona Sandal $135 vs Knock Off Birkenstocks Dupe $26.99
The Arizona Birkenstock dupe sandal is perfect for going to the beach or pool.
Birkenstock Sydney Sandal $114.99
Gizeh Flip Flip $59.95 vs Dupe $22.99
The Gizeh Birkenstock flip flop is one of the most popular of their designs.
Zurich Suede Slide Sandal $108.80 vs Dupe $17.99
The Zurich suede slide sandal is very difficult to find online as most places had it as sold out. But shockingly it was quite the opposite in locating a pair of the Zurich dupe slides.
Boston Soft Footbed $145 vs Dupe $29.99
Yara Ankle Strap Toe Ring Sandal $125 vs Dupe $24.99
Florida Birko-Flor $99.95 vs Dupe $24.99
This pair of Liza cork footbed sandal was the closest Birkenstock knockoffs I could find to the Florida Birko-Flor sandal. As you can see it is not an exact match but there are some similarities.
Madrid Hex Slide Sandal $129.95 vs Dupe $22.99
More Birkenstock Lookalikes
I’ve added some more fake Birkenstock sandals here in case you wanted more options from the styles listed above. These are more colourful, has pretty prints and designs and are perfect for summer.
Luna Cork Footbed Sandal – Snake Print Knockoff Birkenstock $24.99
Buckled Slip-On Slide Birkenstock Dupe Sandal $26.99
Double Buckle Slides Look Alike Birkenstocks $17.99
These are some of the best Birkenstocks and Birkenstock knock offs you will find online. The madden girl Brando Birkenstocks was left out of this list because at the time of this post they were unavailable on Amazon.
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