The rise of the Birkenstock sandal has been a massive one and the eco shoe trend even managed to leave its marks on some of the most renamed high fashion designers such as Isabel Marant who designed a couple Birkenstock-like styles (remember Edris?), but added a few nice extra details like bows and studs to make them look bearable to those who have a non-hippie approach to shoes. The “Brook” style for example features a lovely braided t-strap which gives it more of a boho vibe rather than that of orthopedic shoes, however I still don’t see myself shelling out $510 for these babies!
Isabel Marant Brook Braided Leather Sandals, $510 || Net-A-Porter
Crown Vintage Cordial Wedge Sandals
Update (04/05/2019): While browsing through DSW’s newest arrivals I discovered these summery braided cork thong sandals by Crown Vintage and they look so much like the Isabel Marant Brooks from a few years ago. Available in black or beige faux leather for a budget-friendly $44.99.
Crown Vintage Cordial Wedge Sandals, $44.99 || DSW
Miz Mooz Jocelyn Braided Leather Thong Sandals
Luckily, I don’t have to because Miz Mooz gives us the Isabel Marant look for much less. The design of their “Jocelyn” sandal is amazingly similar to Marant’s “Brook”, plus these beauties come in many beautiful colors such as blush pink, taupe, tan, navy, yellow, turquoise and black suede.
Miz Mooz Jocelyn Braided Leather Thong Sandals, $34.98 || Amazon
Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, DSW, Nordstrom