5 affordable alternatives to Birkenstocks that are perfect for summer

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Over the past few years, Birkenstock’s Arizona sandals have become the go-to summer sandal for most people. Once mocked for being ugly, the brand’s instantly-recognizable double strap sandal has somehow created a place for itself in millions of closets. The buckled style has even been spotted on celebrities and influencers.

Whether due to their comfortability, easy slide-on nature or something else entirely, Birkenstocks are definitely a thing. However, that doesn’t mean that they come cheap — the well-known “Arizona” style retails for $100.

So if you have trouble dropping that much on a pair of “ugly” shoes, you’re not alone. And thankfully, the fashion industry has apparently picked up on that cue, seeing as tons of other brands produce a similar shoe for way, way less.

Keep scrolling to shop five affordable alternatives to Birkenstock’s Arizona sandal below that are all $50 or less.

1. CUSHIONAIRE Women’s Lane Cork Footbed Sandal, $29.99

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Available in 24 different colors, these double strap sandals have a cork footbed and vegan upper.

2. Arizona Fireside Women’s Footbed Sandals, $34.99 (Orig. $60)

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This animal print pair is perfect for the warmer months, and the neutral print adds a fun touch — plus, they’re on sale now!

3. Freedom Moses Molly Slides, $45

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Freedom Moses sells these slides in over 100 different colors and patterns — and they’re all $50 or less.

4. FUNKYMONKEY Women’s Comfort Slides, $18.99 (Orig. $20.99)

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These sandals are made of durable foam, making them perfect for the pool or beach — they’re waterproof!

5. Madden Girl Teddy T Sandals, $29.95

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These floral slides from Madden Girl can add a pop of whimsy to any summer outfit.

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