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These are Our Ultimate Favourite Sandals

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Last Updated on July 27, 2021

If you’re looking for one pair of sandals to see you through the summers for years to come, look no further than Birkenstocks.

The sandal has been labelled the ‘shoe of the COVID era‘ and it’s not hard to see why. Fashion has been all about comfort in lockdown, and while we’re seeing exaggerated shapes, colour and pattern now restrictions have eased, there’s still a place for comfortable shoes.

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When it comes to summer sandals, comfort is key – as proven by Chanel’s dad sandals. But if you can’t afford to spend thousands on your shoes, Birkenstocks are just the ticket.

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In lockdown the shearling-lined sandals were our house slippers of choice (and they’re set to be through autumn and winter too), while the classic Arizona styles go with nearly every outfit.

There are plenty of fashion-led styles such as printed pairs, suede clogs (a style that’s set to be huge this summer) and even a collaboration with Central Saint Martin that has given the shoe an exciting update.

So which pair should you go for? Here, we break each and every style down and show you our favourites.


The classic shape we all know and love, the Arizona features two straps across the foot and offers unrivalled comfort.

You can’t go wrong with a black pair of Arizonas. They’re a wardrobe staple we just can’t live without.

Birkenstock Arizona vegan flat sandals in black

Vegan Sandals, £60, Birkenstocks at ASOS – buy now

Birkenstock Arizona vegan flat sandals in latte cream

Vegan Sandals, £60, Birkenstocks at ASOS – buy now

EVA Arizona

Not strictly a style all of their own, but they deserve a place in this list.

Birkenstock EVA Arizona Sandals

EVA Arizona Sandals, £44, Birkenstock at Sweaty Betty – buy now

Arizona EVA Vibrant Yellow Two Bar Mules

Arizona EVA Vibrant Yellow Two Bar Mules, now £30, Birkenstock at Daniel Footwear – buy now

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A chunkier style of sandal, Papillio’s come in a variety of soft colours and have a wide sole for added comfort.

As the flatform is one of summer’s biggest shoe trends, we’re obsessed with this style.

Arizona  Birko-Flor

Sandals, £65, Birkenstocks – buy now

Arizona Birko-Flor

Sandals, £60, Birkenstocks at Amazon – buy now


The Madrid style features on strap rather than two for a simpler look.

The big buckle style does what it says on the tin, offering a little more support and a chunkier look.

Madrid Big Buckle Sandals

Big Buckle Sandals, £70, Birkenstocks at Office – buy now

Madrid 1 Bar Mule Sandals
Black Vegan birkenstocks

Vegan Sandals, £50, Birkenstocks at Office – buy now


The Gizeh style is like an updated flip flop, offering greater support.

Gizeh Nubuck Leather

Sandals, £80, Birkenstocks – buy now

Waterproof sandals, £35, Birkenstocks at Office – buy now


Tulum styles offer features a crossover strap that also wraps around the ankle, so your shoes won’t fall off when you’re walking along the beach.

This dusty pink style is the pastel-coloured sandal we never knew we needed.

Tulum Birkenstocks in pink

Sandals, from £55, Birkenstocks at Amazon – buy now

Tulum Birkenstocks in taupe

Sandals, from £74.99, Birkenstocks at Amazon – buy now

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Similar to Tulum, the Milano style supports the ankle with a thick strap around the foot but instead with two straps.

Birkenstock Milano flat sandals in black

Sandals, £65, Birkenstocks at ASOS – buy now

Birkenstock Exclusive Milano sandals in vegan stone

Vegan Sandals, £75, Birkenstocks at ASOS – buy now


One of spring’s key shoe styles, Birkenstocks’ Boston clogs are a great investment for 2021.

Read more about the clogs trend here.

Boston Clogs

Clogs, £90, Birkenstocks at Office – buy now

Boston Natural Leather

Clogs, £90, Birkenstocks – buy now


BIRKENSTOCK Arizona Rivet Shearling 3

Shearling Sandals, £85, Birkenstocks at Schuh – buy now

Boston Clogs

Shearling Clogs, £135, Birkenstocks at Office – buy now

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