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9 Alternative Brands to Birkenstocks

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You’ve likely noticed a common theme in fashion-lovers’ shoe collections: Birkenstock sandals hold a special place. You’ll know why if you have one. These shoes are comfortable and can be paired with almost any outfit. You can also find Birkenstock-style sandals by other brands if you are interested in exploring different styles.

There are many labels that offer similar sandals to Birkenstock’s. One of them is Freedom Moses. The brand’s light two-buckle sandals cost only $45, which is a great deal if you don’t want to spend a lot on sandals. Loza Maleombho is another option, who was featured in Beyonce’s Black Is King. You can also shop for simple, comfortable sandals from cool fashion girl favorites like Staud or Neous.

Read on for the complete round-up. Don’t forget to look at the numerous times celebrities have worn Birkenstocks differently. Summer is the best time to wear sandals, but these chunky shoes can be worn all year round.


This English footwear brand boasts a rich history rivaling Birkenstock’s. It has been creating Chelsea boots and Oxfords for 150 years, and its collection of sandals is as timeless.

Our choice:

  • Grenson Flora ($280)
  • Grenson Willa 2.0 ($295)

Alexandre Birman

Alexandre Birman, a shoe brand inspired by Brazilian tradition, is a fashion expert’s go-to for its luxe slide-on sandals. The assortment includes the Clarity Sport Sandal, Curly Shearling Slide Flat and the Curly Shearling Slide Flat. It is a great Birkenstock alternative.

Our choice:

  • Alexandre Birman Clarita Sport Sandal ($395)
  • Alexandre Birman Curly Shearling Slide Flat ($395)


You’ll see why Neous is so popular on Instagram and the website. The accessories label is handmade in Italy and offers minimalist sandals with a high-end feel that evoke Birkenstock.

Our choice:

  • Neous Dombai Shearling ($685)
  • Neous Dombai Leather ($588)


Staud, a New York-based brand, is a great option if you are looking for a stylish, comfortable shoe that still looks good. Styles like the Soul Slide or the Liz Sandal (both shown below) are great alternatives to Birks for night out.

Our choice:

  • Staud Soul Slide ($125)
  • Staud Liz Sandal ($375)


Hereu was founded by Jose Bartolome in 2014 and Albert Escribano. It is a handbag and shoe brand that is “rooted in Spain’s Mediterranean landscape and its eclectic life style,” according to its website. You can choose from timeless styles such as the Pauma Interwoven Front Strap Sandal or the Beltra Fisherman Sandal to reflect the laid-back vibe but still look sophisticated.

Our choice:

  • Hereu Pauma Interwoven Front-Strap Sandal ($478)
  • Hereu Beltra Fisherman Sandal ($478)


ZOU XOU sandals will soothe those who prefer simple, clean details. The sandals are handmade in Argentina and have a more sophisticated look than your Arizona Birkenstock sandals. The label did not sacrifice comfort in order to create its fashionable styles.

Our choice:

  • ZOU XOU Quinta Woven Slide ($185)
  • ZOU XOU Pileta Sport Slide ($195)

Freedom Moses

Freedom Moses’ sandals, which are almost identical to Birkenstock’s Arizona silhouette, offer a value for money that is well worth the investment. The shoes come in a variety of fashionable prints and are affordable.

Our choice:

  • Freedom Moses Chopin Camel ($50)
  • Freedom Moses Miami ($45)

Loza Maleombho

Loza Maleombo’s eponymous label combines modern fashion with sub-cultural and cultural influences, particularly those from Ivorian tribes along West African coast. The shoes are made by Ivorian artisans and feature emblematic, gold-toned hardware.

Our choice:

  • Loza Maleombho Uri ($170)
  • Loza Maleombho Fah Reg Plus ($150)


Rekken, a Korean footwear brand, is well-known for its thickly-coiled footwear. However, its Birkenstock-like shoes get a lot of attention. The Nanashoo slides have crystal-embellished buttons and a cream finish that minimalists will love.

Our choice:

  • Rekken Maiken Sandals ($178)
  • Rekken Nanashoo Slides ($208)
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