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Sandals for summer isn’t groundbreaking, but as the summer of quarantine rolls on, many of us might be sliding on our sandals more and turning less to the other shoes in the back of our closet.
The comfortable build of footbed-style sandals means they can be worn every day, whether you’re taking conference calls in the kitchen, wearing them to the grocery store, or going for a quick walk down the street.
For many of us searching for optimal comfort, we look no further than Birkenstocks, the O.G. of footbed sandals since 1774. Their sandals have a comfortable cork bottom that molds to your foot the more you wear them, and the shoes are renewable and sustainable.
But are they the only waterproof footbed sandals that are worth it?
Our shopping editors recently discovered Freedom Moses — a Tel Aviv-based sandal company —while researching alternatives to Birks, and found them to be a comparable and more colorful alternative to Birkenstocks Arizona slides.
They retail for about $40, but are available in an overwhelming selection of colors and even more prints and patterns (including glitter, rainbow tie-dye, leopard print and snakeskin) — something you won’t find in the Arizona slides.
But, are Freedom Moses sandals actually worth it? Two of our shopping editors recently tried out these Birkenstock lookalikes for themselves to see how they look and feel IRL.
Danielle Gonzalez, our associate...