Real vs. Steal – Zara Basic Sandals

by Irina on June 14, 2013

Update: This post has been updated on June 14, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

If there was a shoe that dominated the fashion blogger world last summer, it were these colorblocked suedette ankle strap sandals from Zara. I lost count how many times I’ve seen these heels featured in style blogs. It seemed like every fashion blogger owned a pair of these. These heels became tremendously popular among fashionistas all over the globe and sold out very quickly; probably because they were so inexpensive yet super chic and totally on trend (colorblocking!).

Zara Colorblock Basic Suede Sandals

Zara Basic Sandals
(~$45, Vestiaire Collective)

Style Bloggers Love Zara

Style Bloggers in Zara Basic Sandals

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Dune “Holborn” Ankle Cuff Sandals

Update (06/14/2013): Just found another lovely Zara alternative! Check out these fab monochrome patent leather sandals by Dune!

Dune "Holborn" Ankle Cuff Sandals in black and white patent (Zara Basic knockoffs)

Dune “Holborn” Ankle Cuff Sandalsamazon
(£80, Amazon.co.uk)

Zigi Soho “Tarion” Color Block Sandals

Et voilà! Zigi Soho brings us a perfectly identical Zara look-a-like for rougly the same price (the Zara heels are listed on eBayeBay for ridiculously high prices of $100 and more). If you missed out on the Zara originals last year, here’s your chance to rock these fab colorblock sandals coming summer. Also available in blush and black satin.

Zigi Soho "Tarion" Color Block Sandals (Zara Basic Sandal look-a-likes)

Zigi Soho “Tarion” Color Block Sandalsamazon
($59.98, Amazon)

JustFab “Aveiro” Ankle Wrap Sandals

Our reader Phylesia told us about another great Zara alternative (thank you!). How do you like these ankle wrap heels by JustFab? They have other color combos than the originals, but the overall look is pretty much identical.

JustFab "Aveiro" Ankle Wrap Sandals (Zara Basic look-a-likes)

JustFab “Aveiro” Ankle Wrap Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & JustFabcj.

GoMax Calantha-01 Two-Tone Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

We received another reader tip from Gwen (thanks!). She found these ankle strap heels by GoMax which are also a great alternative to the Zara heels. Available in a bunch of lovely color combinations.

GoMax Calantha-01 Two-Tone Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals (Zara Basic Sandal)

GoMax Calantha-01 Two-Tone Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

AX Paris Strappy Heels

I also accidentally stumbled upon these Zara look-a-likes by AX Paris which are available in either black or blush faux suede for £25.99.

AX Paris Faux Suede Strappy Heels in black and blush (Zara Basic Sandal look-a-likes)

AX Paris Strappy Heels
(£25.99, AX Paris)

Image source(s): Zara, Sincerely Jules, VIVALUXURY, Dadouchic, Heliely B, Brooklyn Blonde, Chic Chef, Javari, DSW, JustFab, Piperlime, AX Paris

Posted in: Real vs. Steal,Shoes

  • Julija Novikova

    These looked a “must have” to me as well, but were actually impossible to walk in 🙂

  • Phylesia Coleman

    Also check out the Just Fab Aveiro

  • Gwen

    GoMax also has a similar version, the Calantha 01. Same price point as the other steals but different colors.

    You all do such a wonderful job finding “steals”! Love your website 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing your great find with us (and the lovely compliment), Gwen! I have included the GoMax heels to the list. 🙂

  • Thank you, Phylesia! Added it to the post.

  • Really? Well, that’s too bad. I never had the chance to try them on, so I can’t confirm.

  • Maggie
  • Mimi

    They have different variations on Urbanog and GoJane.
    Wildrose Reggie 01, Qupid Ilicia 29, Olivia Shy 02, Delicious Stick S are all dupes too.

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