Love Birkenstock? 10 Brands To Bookmark For Similar Easy-Breezy Sandals

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Birkenstock definitely needs no introduction, especially in recent times, after this German brand of sandals made an entry in the country. The reason for its centuries-old success and popularity? Unmatched comfort. That is what the luxe footwear label sells and the reason why it's a hit among any generation. While you can't put a price on their quality, these sandals, known for their signature footbeds and easy slip-on style are pricey. So we thought, why not do a quick round up of footwear brands that harbour similar aesthetics at more affordable price points. Thank us later, read or bookmark these Birkenstock look-alikes for style or comfort (whatever your preference), first. 

Neeman's

Neeman's Cork Sandals

Neeman's Cork Sandals

2999

One of our top favourites for their sneakers, their slipper and sliders are now inching their way to top spot as well. Their cork sandals are available in five colours, and have a cork-based like Birkenstocks. Avoid getting them wet, and to clean use a clean dry cloth. Apart from being unisex, they're also sustainable, so really these work for more reasons than one. If you happen not to like them, the brand has a no-questions-asked seven-day return and refund policy. 

Crocs

Classic Off White Unisex Sandals

Classic Off White Unisex Sandals

2295
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While the Birkenstock sandals are more on the expensive side, we can get why you want a slightly cheaper but as durable option. We pick Crocs! With wide straps, padded footbeds and slides that are waterproof and washable, the whole collection of slides and sandals are a decent replacement to Birkenstocks. That said, they don't look as classy and perhaps you won't want to show up to work in them! A great option for a holiday or if you don't mind funky colours and prints, men, women and kids options are aplenty here.

Skechers Foamies

Girls Cali Blast - Fruity Fun White Sandals

Girls Cali Blast - Fruity Fun White Sandals

2799
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Skechers Foamies are perfect for the monsoon, or if you live in tropical India, then all year round. Besides, walking on our streets really need shoes to be safe, waterproof and sturdy! So, pick the Skechers Foamies. We haven't yet tried these ones, but going by Skechers and their durability, we'd say it's a good buy in anyway. We read a few reviews, and while these seem great for daily wear, don't extensively walk in them. The soles are a tad hard. 

LBB's Pick: The Cali Breeze for the ladies and the Dual Strap EV ones come closest to the OG Birkenstock Arizonas.

Carlton London

Solid White Classic Sliders

Solid White Classic Sliders

1699
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Whether it's the Gizeh, Arizona, Milano or Kairo, Carlton Milano seems to have done a fairly good job of making similar styles. They have options for men and women with T-straps, velcro fastening to suit your foot shape and size, sling-back options and double and single strap sandals too. They look like Birkenstocks, but come at prices ranging from INR 1,000. On sale, you can even get these at an easy INR 850!

Happenstance

NOVA - Cardinal Brown W, 4

NOVA - Cardinal Brown W, 4

2649

Made to be one of the most comfortable sandals in the market, Happenstance's collection has the most cushiony footbed. It's got a deep heel cup and raised arch support that helps restore the natural alignment of your feet. We spotted many celebs rocking these slides, including Sobhita Dhulipala, Sushmita Sen, Radhika Apte, and Raj Kumar Rao.

Clarks

Sunder Beach Dark Tan Nubuck

Sunder Beach Dark Tan Nubuck

4499

Clarks have been around for a while, and we have good reason to believe that they have quality footwear that will last you for a long time. You'll find everything from fancy heels to shoes here. The Sunder collection looks similar to Birkenstocks and has quite a few options to choose from. The upper and lining leather in these pairs is from a tannery that has received a medal rating from the Leather Working group. This particular pair matches with the style of Milano Birkenstocks pretty well. 

The Cai Store

Perla Buckle Slides

Perla Buckle Slides

4599

If you're looking for something more bedazzled for special occasions, The Cai store has quite a few options for you. Their slides are made up of PU material with rhinestone diamond embroidery, it features a contour footbed for comfort and adjustable straps like Birkenstocks.


Bata

Bata Brown Comfort Sandals

Bata Brown Comfort Sandals

1499

Bata is synonymous with affordable and comfortable footwear options and they've also come out with similar design to Birkenstocks. These ones are made up of PU (Polyurethane) TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber) waxy Leather, EVA foam, which wouldn't be a similar feel to Birkens but if you're just looking for something that looks similar, we think it's a good pick for the price.

Fizzy Goblet

Dreamcatcher Vegan Sliders

Dreamcatcher Vegan Sliders

3890

Fizzy Goblet has created its name and worked with the most renowned B-town celebs like Kareen Kapoor Khan, Pareenti Chopra, Sara Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt and more. They're known for their comfortable jutti but you'll also spot shoes, mules, and slides that have the iconic two-strap design like Birkenstocks with colourful embroidery that make then a little more dressy.

Shapecrunch

ShapeMed Fly

ShapeMed Fly

9800

Offering you all the support with their custom insoles with inbuilt footbeds, Shapecrunch's sandals are comfort level max. These can also be customised exactly according to the shape of the foot. Oh and the brand does a splendid iteration of Birkenstock's most popular style, the classic, two adjustable strap style—Arizona.

Pro-Tip: They've even launched a special range for those with bunions. Feel the bunion pain? Shop here.

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