Any cheap Birkenstocks or decent fake/copies anywhere?
closingloop · 05/07/2022 22:07
Just that really. I need/want a new pair and I think the ones currently on my feet came from a top tip on here a couple of years ago. So can anyone point me to anything less than £70? Or can you recommend some cheaper copies that are just as comfortable? I prefer the two strap although happy to try gizeh or three strap, just not wanting the one strap type. Any hot tips to be had?
RampantIvy · 05/07/2022 22:10
mscynical · 05/07/2022 22:11
mscynical · 05/07/2022 22:17
And loads of others at TK Maxx
TokyoSushi · 05/07/2022 22:24
TK Maxx is the answer!
RafasLeftBicep · 05/07/2022 22:50
Got some from Aldi last year, still going strong this summer. Leather straps and super comfy.
RampantIvy · 05/07/2022 22:58
M and S have some lookalaikes, but the ones I bought last year broke within a few months. Avoid.
CeeceeBloomingdale · 05/07/2022 22:58
I got a pair of footbed sandals in the sale from New Look. They are comfier than my real birkies and cost the princely sum of £4!
closingloop · 04/08/2022 18:09
I'm back with an answer to my own post last month. I took your advice and bought both moshulu and aldi which together cost half the price of new Birki's, and to be honest I should've paid for new Birki's. Aldi probably feel more like Birkenstocks, although there is not as much arch support. Moshulu are wider, softer and flatter, and have a cushiony sole which makes them comfortable, but they just move around too much on my feet and have no arch support.
Out of the two, Aldi win hands down on comfort and price (I think they were £7, Moshulu £39) - unfortunately our store didn't have in stock any so I bought Moshulu, then found some in another store.
Buy the Birkenstocks, they really are worth the extra.
Titsflyingsouth · 04/08/2022 18:23
I need Birkenstocks for the arch support and have just found the cheaper imitations nowhere near as good. I tend to buy mine out of season. I can usually pick up a pair with a hefty discount in Oct/Nov time (especially if I'm not picky about colour.)
Failing that, if you need some NOW. Vinted is your friend. Just click 'new with tags' to avoid getting some old knackered ones moulded to someone else's feet...
Sweetpea1532 · 05/08/2022 19:12
Birkenstock used to do a line called Betula..but i guess they sold it...same footbed but the straps aren't real leather, they are vinyl lined in a heavy felt. I bought a pair and they've held up real well.
My DH even liked them and he doesn't usually comment on my shoes
Of course since these are gold, I can wear them for dressier occasions 😂
ShirleyPhallus · 05/08/2022 19:17
I find Birkenstocks really wide and very roomy on the strap, office has good versions which are a bit more narrow and are njce
(I know you’ve updated this thread since!)
Springduckling · 05/08/2022 19:18
Going to say tkmaxx too.
itsgettingweird · 05/08/2022 19:19
Mine are from next.
On my second year and still going strong and very comfy.
Think I paid about £20
Makinglists · 05/08/2022 19:23
Plakton brand are good. I've bought a pair this summer and very comfy
Jbck · 05/08/2022 19:27
Sosandar - £65 for a couple of styles and 20% discount for new customers.
Sweetpea1532 · 05/08/2022 19:46
I forgot I have another pair of Betula I bought from ebay...new with tags....they must have been discontinued stock as they are labelled as ' licensed by Birkenstock.'..these are even fancier than my gold ones as they have 'diamond' buckles 💍💎
newmummy16 · 05/08/2022 21:45
Glastogranny · 06/08/2022 07:21
I tried Geox and Birkenstock and found the Geox much more comfortable.
Divebar2021 · 06/08/2022 07:31
Someone else has a thread about cheaper Birkenstock style sandals - she’s worn through several pairs from ASOS in months. I’ve got 3 pairs of Birkenstock Arizona’s with the oldest pair about 15 years old. The other 2 are about 7 / 8 years old. A pair of sandals from M&S lasted me about 3 months before they tore. It just seems such a waste of money and resources to keep buying cheap products.
RampantIvy · 06/08/2022 07:44
A pair of sandals from M&S lasted me about 3 months before they tore.
That happened to my M and S dupes as well.
mscynical · 06/08/2022 15:13
Just ordered some Plakton from sandalshop.co.uk/
I have a couple of pairs which I got in TK Maxx a couple of years ago and they are very comfortable.
Coffeepot72 · 06/08/2022 18:08
I got these from Next, £40, they’re fab and my physio is very happy with them!
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