We’re not really sure what it is about Birkenstocks, but you can’t not love them — especially in the summertime. The sandal burst onto the scene way back in the ’60s, and though they wane in popularity every now and again, they keep popping up as a new trend every couple of years or so — and we’re totally not complaining. Birks are comfy and versatile, and they have a hippie vibe everyone can dig, even if you’re the furthest thing from a hippie.
But for a sandal that was first made popular by the all-natural, peace-and-one-love crowd, Birkenstocks sure cost a pretty penny. So, what do you do when you want to live in some Birks but can’t (or won’t) shell out upwards of 100 bucks? You purchase some stellar Birkenstock look-alike sandals, that’s what you do.
We found a bunch of sandals that have that same Birkenstock-y feel but are at a much more agreeable price point — that way, you can have more than one pair to rock this summer.
A version of this article was originally published in May 2016.