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Birkenstock Alternatives – Lots of Adorable Options!

Do you love Birkenstock sandals, but find them too pricey for your budget?  Or maybe you’re drawn to the legendary comfort and support of their cork footbeds but need something different style-wise.  If so, we proudly present you our list of great Birkenstock alternatives.  From wallet-friendly lookalikes to various style options, we’re sure our alternatives to Birkenstock will help every shoe-shopping Goldilocks find the sandal that’s just right!

If Birk styling works for you but price is your concern, here are four wallet-friendly options:

Birkenstock Alternatives : Madden Girl

Madden Girl Brandon (above) and Bryceee (below).

The Madden Girl Brando and Bryceee are two less-expensive Birkenstock alternatives with terrific styling and reviews.

Birkenstock Alternatives : White Mountain Carly

White Mountain Carly

The White Mountain Carly comes in many colors and even a couple of cute florals, with lots of favorable reviews for comfort and a great price point.

Birkenstock Alternatives: Eastland Shauna

Eastland Shauna

The Eastland Women’s Shauna slide is another budget-friendly option, and features a memory foam insole which will feel more cushiony than a traditional cork footbed.

REALLY watching the budget?  The Northside Bindi and Anya are the most inexpensive alternatives to Birkenstock we found – some under $20!  And they get great reviews.

Birkenstock Alternatives: Ahnu Serena

Ahnu Serena

If you want a sleeker, sexier look, the Ahnu Serena is a great option (and happens to be a personal favorite of some of us here at the Barking Dog.)

Birkenstock Alternatives: Naot Yarrow

Naot Yarrow

Need to keep your toes and/or heels covered?  Consider the Ahnu Karma, which has earned literally hundreds of five-star online reviews.  The Naot Yarrow is another great covered-heel option with trendy ghillie styling for an adjustable fit, and a removable footbed if you wear a custom orthotic.

Birkenstock Alternatives : Kork-Ease Austin

Kork-Ease Austin

Want some height?  The Kork Ease Austin combines the comfort of cork with a stylish high heel.

Birkenstock Alternatives

VV Family Cork Slide

Do your feet prefer stretchy uppers? The VVFamily Cork Slide looks like a winner – they get great online reviews, and are also easy on the budget.

Birkenstock Alternatives : Taos Sadie

Taos Sadie

If a slight heel rise and the security of a buckled ankle strap appeal to you, the Taos Sadie might be just your sandal.  It’s available in solid colors to work with any wardrobe, but we especially love the beautiful multi-tone styles.

Birkenstock Alternatives: Sofft Vanita

Sofft Vanita

Dressing up?  The Sofft Vanita has us swooning (and it comes in a wide width)!

Have you sought out any Birkenstock alternatives on your own?  Let us know what you’ve found – we love hearing from readers!

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4 Responses to Birkenstock Alternatives – Lots of Adorable Options!

  1. Cherry says:

    I love Naot sandals. I buy a new pair every year. Note that they do several different ranges: for narrow feet, for narrow/medium, for medium, for wide. Not every shoe is intended for every foot.
    Zappos will tell you which range a particular shoe is in, but for more comprehensive information, check the Naot website.

    • Kirsten Borrink says:

      Thanks Cherry. I like that Naot has different collections for narrow, medium and wide. That’s unusual for a non-USA brand. Which style is your favorite? I really like my Dorith sandals.

      • Cherry says:

        I like Sophia, Krista, Kayla… the cork-soled ones with a slight wedge heel and back strap. Also the Birkenstock look-alikes such as Ashley.
        I have never found actual Birkenstocks comfortable.

  2. Jen says:

    Naot is my favorite brand for comfort. This year (or last) they have some very cute ones with ankle straps (Velcro) but they aren’t getting many good ratings.
    Also, another brand I like is Mephisto. Not too many cute styles, but have some I’ve worn for ten years. I much prefer them over Birkenstocks. None of thes are inexpensive but I would rather have a couple good pairs, than a closet full that aren’t worn. We’ve all done that.

    Also, have many Keens, saw them all over NZ when son lived there.

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