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13 Birkenstock Sandal Alternatives to Try for a Comfortable, On-Trend Summer

If you love Birkenstocks, you’re far from the only one. The brand has been transforming the footwear industry ever since it was founded back in 1774, and while a wide range of styles are on offer (from clogs to sneakers), arguably the most popular is the iconic two-strap sandal. Just one of the “ugly shoes” making a comeback this season, Birkenstock sandals are beloved for good reason: From the incredibly comfortable soles to the extensive color range and the signature buckle details, these timeless it-shoes are here to stay. From celebs like Kendall Jenner to Margot Robbie and Reese Witherspoon, even our favorite A-listers love Birkenstocks. If you love the silhouette but are in the market for something a bit different—whether a designer option, a cheaper dupe, or even a style with fun embellishments—you have endless options. Read on for 13 of our favorite Birkenstock alternatives, from summer-ready weaves to both practical and creative design innovations.

Dolce Vita Ralli Sandals

Dolce Vita Ralli Sandals in natural multi knit

Dolce Vita Ralli Sandals $140.00


For a modern take on Birkenstocks that’s ideal for the summer months, we can’t help but fall in love with this style from Dolce Vita. Crafted in a breezy woven material with silver buckle details, this one-inch platform sandal can take you from the beach to your favorite coffee shop.

Anine Bing Ella Slides

Anine Bing Ella Slides in brown

Anine Bing Ella Slides $450.00


If you’re on the hunt for a high-end Birkenstock alternative, allow us to introduce you to these beauties from Anine Bing. With brown leather and delicate gold buttons, these sandals have major quiet luxury energy.

Off-White Bulk Arrow Sandals

Off-White Bulk Arrow Sandal in black

Off-White Bulk Arrow Sandal $750.00 $488.00


Sandals crafted from 100% leather will always get our attention, and these from Off-White are giving a Western version of Birkenstocks. From the silver cowboy-inspired buckles to the chunky rubber soles, this style makes an everyday statement that goes with almost any look.

Forever 21 Dual-Strap Slingback Sandals

Forever 21 Dual-Strap Slingback Sandals in black on model

Forever 21 Dual-Strap Slingback Sandals $18.00 $13.00


While the original Birkenstock sandals’ slide-on style is convenient and comfortable, sometimes you want an ankle strap for extra security. This pair from Forever 21 includes just that, in a classic black style and at an affordable price point.

Maurices SuperCush Remi Sandals

Maurices SuperCush Remi Double Strap Buckle Slide Sandal in navy

Maurices SuperCush Remi Double Strap Buckle Slide Sandal $20.00 $10.00


Looking for a Birkenstock dupe made from a rubber-like material that can take you from the beach to the pool? These sandals from Maurices are exactly what you’ve been looking for. Available in an array of fun hues, this double-strap style deserves a spot in your wardrobe.

Marcella Fort Greene Sandals

Marcella Fort Greene Sandals in black

Marcella Fort Greene Sandals $178.00 $151.00


Crafted from from 100% Italian nappa leather, these bubble-esque strappy sandals are a fun take on the Birkenstock silhouette. Available in three shades, these warm weather-approved sandals are as comfy as can be and would make for the perfect accessory to any outfit.

Loza Maléombho Fah Reg Plus Sandals

Loza Maleombho Fah Reg Plus Sandals in black and white with gold accents

Loza Maléombho Fah Reg Plus $235.00


Looking for a pair of sandals that make a statement? Taking notes from the strappy nature of a pair of Birks, these embellished shoes from Loza Maléombho were made for fashion fans. With bronze buckle ornaments featuring a face detail, these sandals are sure to elevate any look.

Intentionally Blank Rule Breaker Flatform Sandals

Intentionally Blank Rule Breaker Flatform Sandals in lavender

Intentionally Blank Rule Breaker Flatform Sandals $210.00


There’s nothing we love more than a comfortable pair of platforms, and these sandals from Intentionally Blank are so fun. Seen here in a truly gorgeous lilac hue with bronze studs and buckles (though also available in dozens of options), these are worthy of being go-to shoes for all your summer plans.

Schutz Enola Sporty Flats

Schutz Enola Sporty Woven Leather Flat sandal in cognac brown

Schutz Enola Sporty Woven Leather Flat $158.00


Schutz has some of the most comfortable, on-trend shoes on the market, and these braided Birkenstocks are a standout style. In braided leather with larger-than-life gold buckles, these flatforms are what dreams are made of.

Steve Madden Cape Sandals

Steve Madden Cape Sandals in white leather

Steve Madden Cape Sandals $90.00 $63.00


Steve Madden is a top shoe brand for a reason: You can find practically any style of staple or trend-forward footwear on its site, including these sweet Birkenstock dupes. The creamy white hue is darling and would work for any minimalist.

Sam Edelman Reid Sandals

Sam Edelman Reid Buckle Slide Footbed Sandal in gold weave

Sam Edelman Reid Buckle Slide Footbed Sandal $140.00 $85.00


These gold-embellished sandals from Sam Edelman make a bold yet wearable statement: Not only is the hardware gold, but the woven material is, too. These are great sandals to rock in the heat and would pair beautifully with cut-off shorts and your go-to button-down.

Shekudo Espargos Knotted Slide Sandals

Shekudo Espargos Knotted Slide Sandals in green multi

Shekudo Espargos Knotted Slide Sandal $576.00


Birkenstocks have a reputation as a bit of an earthy shoe, so if you want to lean even more into that aesthetic, consider these sandals from Shekudo. Equipped with three knotted straps in a green color with pops of orange, yellow, and blue, these cushioned sandals will adhere to the contours of your feet, resulting in a truly comfortable walking experience.

J.Crew Marlow Sandals

J.Crew Marlow Sandals in Moroccan sand canvas

J.Crew Marlow Sandals $128.00 $90.00


J.Crew has some seriously impressive selections this season, and these canvas Birkenstock alternatives are too good to pass up. With black piping and gold buckle details, imagine how fresh they would look paired with a milkmaid sundress or flowy white linen set.


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