Kmart's $8 dupe of $150 slides sparks flurry of comments online

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

A pair of $8 Kmart slides has sparked a flurry of comments online after a curious shopper put a call out for some honest reviews.

Taking to a Kmart-themed Facebook group, the user asked if owners of the black 'double band slides' — which bear a resemblance to a $150+ style by a big-name brand — have experienced any problems while wearing them such as blisters.

A pair of $8 Kmart slides have stirred up some comments online. Photo: Kmart.
A pair of $8 Kmart slides have stirred up some comments online. Photo: Kmart.

Reviews are in

They received a flood of responses, with many singing the cheap-and-cheerful slip-on shoes' praises.

"Comfiest shoes I’ve ever worn," wrote one.

"I've been wearing these 2 years. Bought lots of colours. Besides one other dressy sandal I don't wear any other shoes. They're great!" added another.

"These are all I wear, and they are so comfy. When you first wear them it's awkward but once you get used to them they are comfy as!" said a third.

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But for every positive review came a less-than-favourable one, with some shoppers finding the footwear not so comfortable.

"I hated mine. So uncomfy," wrote one.

"So many blisters," said another.

A third recommended spending more on the big-brand alternative, which cost upward of $150.

"You're mad not to buy the real deal Birkenstocks! Worth every cent for the real ones," they wrote.

Another said it was a case of 'find what fits your feet' when it comes to shoes.

"I think it depends on the individual. Some people's feet are very sensitive. So I guess you've got to try it to know yourself," they advised.

Slides to shop now

We've rounded up a few options that are similar in style to the Kmart pair that you can also shop right now.

Birkenstock Arizona Smooth Leather Regular Sandals, $164, from The Iconic

Birkenstock Arizona Smooth Leather Regular Sandals, $164, from The Iconic. Photo: The Iconic.
Birkenstock Arizona Smooth Leather Regular Sandals, $164, from The Iconic. Photo: The Iconic.

FUNKYMONKEY EVA Flip Flops , from $21.28 from Amazon

FUNKYMONKEY EVA Flip Flops , from $21.28 from Amazon. Photo: Amazon.
FUNKYMONKEY EVA Flip Flops , from $21.28 from Amazon. Photo: Amazon.

South Beach Exclusive double strap slide sandals in black, $30 from ASOS

South Beach Exclusive double strap slide sandals in black, $30 from ASOS. Photo: ASOS.
South Beach Exclusive double strap slide sandals in black, $30 from ASOS. Photo: ASOS.

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