Fashion

We Just Found The Perfect Birkenstock Dupe For Under $40

It’s socks and sandals season.

Right up there with Crocs, Birkenstocks are the practical, ‘so Dad-like they’re actually stylish’ shoes we can’t get enough of.

Seen on the feet of celebrities galore, the iconic slides aren’t just for summer — they’re the transeasonal wardrobe staple every Aussie needs (socks and sandals, anyone?).

That said, the Birk doesn’t come cheap. If you’re like us and a sucker for an affordable dupe, then let us introduce you to ‘Raise’ – the latest addition to The Athlete’s Foot’s functional and fashionable footwear lineup.

With prices ranging from a reasonable $39.99 to $79.99, it’s the budget-friendly wardrobe addition that you’re sure to reach for time and time again.

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Time to put your best feet forward. (Credit: The Athlete’s Foot)

What Are The Athlete’s Foot’s Raise Slides For?

Raise is a unisex range designed to be worn with or without socks, with next-level comfort in mind. The Athlete’s Foot collaborated with leading podiatrist, Sally McGinnity, to create the collection, to ensure it supports your feet properly while walking towards a sustainable future.

Each shoe in the Raise collection is crafted from eco-friendly materials including EVA foam. Made from sugar cane, this innovative foam replaces more common harmful materials (like rubber or vinyl) in favour of a plant-based one that’s both recyclable and compostable.

The range is also GRS-certified – an official seal of approval that means it meets key sustainability requirements – so you can put your best foot forward guilt-free.

Available in four styles, the new range was designed in an array of fashionable, on-trend colours that will lighten up any outfit – like sage green and soft pink.

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These sandals might force you to retire your beloved Birk. (Credit: The Athlete’s Foot)

What Is The Best Birkenstock Dupe?

Raise’s Clips sandal is reminiscent of Birkenstock’s best-selling Arizona design, with its thick, dual straps and functional buckles.

The range also includes Flips, a pair of blowout-resistant rubber thongs; Grips, a sandal featuring recycled nylon straps and adjustable velcro; and Slides, a cushiony slip-on for running errands on the fly.

Most importantly, each shoe is lightweight on your feet, durable, and shock absorbent. The base of each flat features a supportive contour that will elevate your arch, which will help alleviate tension on your plantar fascia to reduce any strain.

Ready to feel like you’re walking on a cloud? Shop the full collection here on The Athlete’s Foot website.

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