These comfy M&S mules are the perfect Birkenstock lookalikes - and they're on sale for £22 today

Channel the Birkenstock vibe for way less with this M&S bargain

M&S Birkenstock look alike mules
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The M&S footwear sale has reduced the price of the store's perfect summer sandals - and they'll give you the look of Birkenstocks for a fraction of the price. 

Finding the perfect pair of summer-ready sandals can feel like an overwhelming task, one that's usually accomplished just as the weather starts getting cold again. But a pair of comfortable, trendy and versatile sandals are a non-negotiable in any summer capsule wardrobe, with all of us needing at least one pair to see us though the season. 

But when summer is short-lived, as it often is in colder climates, splashing out on a pair of designer sandals, no matter how stunning they are, feels unnecessary. So when we find a designer lookalike, just as we did with the Mango tote bag that's almost identical to the iconic Longchamp Le Pliage, you can bet we're hitting 'add to basket' in a flash - and that's just what we did with these M&S mules that look so much like the iconic Birkenstock Arizona sandals. 

There are a few pairs of sandals that could rival their designer lookalikes, like the comfy £60 sandals that immediately reminded us of a Chanel pair and the M&S mules that look just like Hermes' iconic Oran sandals, but the versatility and promised comfort of these M&S buckle sandals may have won out all competition for our sandal of the summer.   

It's not just us raving about the style, shoppers are gushing over the sandals too. One reviewer said of them, "They've got a lovely comfortable footbed, are a great colour and it's great to be able to adjust width," while another added, "So very comfortable, very impressed with the look and the quality and at a very reasonable price."

One reviewer even called them the 'best buy of the year,' adding, "Very comfy, stylish and much cheaper that the well know brand, and fit me better!" Another wasn't so afraid to make the comparison between these mules and Birkenstocks, writing, "Really happy with these! I’ve had Birkenstocks before and I think I prefer these."

If, like us, you're keen to get your hands on these M&S lookalikes, beware that they're selling out fast and are currently one of M&S's best selling items across their entire online store. 

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
Freelance news writer

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.