Have you heard of the AllBirds Footwear lineup?
If not, you need to check them out as they are quite an amazing pair of shoes.
Or perhaps you have already checked them out and love them, but you would like to see the alternatives. In other words, you want more options to choose from and there is nothing wrong with that.
In fact, that is exactly what we are going to address in today’s post. We are going to take a look at my top 8 picks for shoes that are like Allbirds.
What Is AllBirds?
AllBirds is a footwear company, where the Founders have set out to make the world’s most comfortable shoe. But they didn’t just want to stop there. They wanted to create the most comfortable shoe that is both environmentally friendly and stylish as well.
Thus the Wool Runner was born. A shoe made with some of the finest wool found, designed to keep your feet cool in the heat and warm in the cold.
One of the distinguishing features that really make these shoes stand out from the rest is the materials used in these shoes. Due to the high-quality materials, they are extremely lightweight, very soft, and best of all, you can throw them in the washing machine!
Shortly after the release of the Wool Runner, they developed the Wool Lounger, similar shoes, featuring (basically) the same overall design, but you can kiss those shoelaces goodbye. Yes, the Wool Lounger is the Wool Runner’s slip-on cousin.
In addition, they have also recently released their Tree lineup ( Tree runners, toppers, skippers, and loungers) all made from eucalyptus tree fibers, keeping them lightweight, environmentally friendly, and best of all, comfortable.
At this point, you might be thinking, wow the AllBird Lineup is so high-quality, are there really any shoes on the market that stand a chance going up against these footwear quality kings?
Well, we have accepted that challenge and have come up with 8 shoes that we think are worth taking a look at. Dare we say, if you like Allbirds, you will like these as well.
Shoes Like Allbirds – My Top 9 Picks
- 100% Merino Wool clinging
- 73% merino wool outer
- Removable insole
- Available in 9 different colors
- Includes Backup laces
- Machine Washable
- Available in Men and Women’s sizes
Do you remember what sets Allbirds lineup apart from the rest?
Yes, it is the high-quality materials that are used to create the shoes. To be more specific we are talking about the New Zealand Merino Wool.
With that in mind, the first shoe that we are going to take a closer look at is the Le Mouton Merino Wool shoe. Similar to Allbirds, these are also made with Merino Wool. In fact, 100% of the materials used for the lining are Merino wool lining and 73% of the outer is Merino wool.
These materials give them that soft, lightweight feel making them extremely comfortable on your feet.
Let’s quickly talk about the look of the shoe. Overall they look very similar to the Wool Runner. Keep in mind that the Wool runner is available in 10 different color combinations. Many times the laces are the same color as the shoe and there is no visible branding.
However, the Le Mouton shoe is available in 9 different colors with white laces and a cool visible branding on each shoe.
(Important note when ordering: These shoes tend to run small. So when ordering, be sure to order a half size up. For example, if you wear 9.5 normally, be sure to order a size 10)
You can find the Men’s version here.
Urban Fox Parker Shoes
- Wool and Polyester Blend
- Available in 6 different colors
- Lower Price Point
Is it the price that is keeping you from trying a pair of wool sneakers? If so you need to check out, Urban Fox’s Parker Wool Sneakers.
These are made from a wool and polyester blend (70% wool / 30% polyester) giving you that lightweight feel.
In addition, what makes these such a temptation is the price point. They are much cheaper than other shoes in this category on the market. The one drawback to this particular lineup is the style. They look very similar to the Wool Runner but are not available in the same amount of colors. In fact, they are only available in 6 different colors.
But hey, if those are the colors you like and you want to get your feet into some cheap wool sneakers then be sure to give Urban Fox’s Sneakers a second glance.
206 Collective Women’s Tracy
- 47%wool, 30%polyester
- Memory foam insole
Another pair of shoes that look very similar to Allbirds is the 206 Collective Women’s Tracy.
These are made from a soft wool blend upper. It is 40 percent wool, 30 percent polyester, 9 percent nylon, 8 percent acrylic, and 6 percent viscose.
Yes, but what does that mean?
Well, you will get yourself a nice pair of wool shoes that are lightweight and comfortable for a fraction of the price of a pair of Allbirds.
Whitin Women’s Barefoot & Minimalist Shoe
- Zero Drop Sole
- Vegan Friendly
- Organic & Natural Materials
- Available in 14 different colors
One thing that really makes Allbirds special is that they don’t use synthetic materials to make their sure. In fact, they use renewable materials such as wool, tree fibers, and even sugar. Yes, you read that correctly, they use sugarcane to make their comfortable shoe foam.
What does this mean for us? Using renewable materials is much better for the environment than using synthetic materials.
With that being said, another company that wants to do its part to conserve the environment is Whitin.
For example, pictured above is their Minimalist Barefoot Lightweight Sneaker.
This sneaker was made with 100% organic, natural, and recycled materials. In fact, none of the materials used to make this sneaker were derived from animal products.
Additionally, they feature a zero-drop sole. This gives you a shoe that is comfortable, but also great for proper posture as well as balance.
Bruno Marc Men’s Mesh Fabric
- Fabric Material
- Synthetic Sole
- 8mm EVA Memory Foam
- Lower Price Point
- Available in 6 different colors
If you are simply looking for the best Allbirds look-a-like, then I would say you can’t get any better than Bruno Marc Men’s Mesh Fabric Sneaker. They look nearly identical at a much lower price point.
These are made with a fabric and textile upper and a synthetic sole ensuring that they are both light on your feet and keep your feet comfortable all day long.
Let’s also talk about color. Color is so important because after all not only do we want to wear comfortable shoes, we want them to look good as well.
As we mentioned earlier, Allbirds are available in 10 different colors, while these are only available in 6 different colors.
Flysocks Slip-On Sneaker
- Breathable Mesh upper
- Rubber non slip sole
- Wide variety of different colors
If you are in love with Allbird’s Tree Runner, you might want to check out the next option on our list. It is the Flysocks Slip-On Sneaker.
The Allbird tree runners are made from eucalyptus tree fibers. Making them extremely lightweight and very comfortable.
On the other hand, the Flysocks Slip-on sneakers are made with a breathable mesh upper. This helps to keep your feet cool throughout the day but it also keeps them lightweight.
In fact, depending on the size of the shoe, each shoe only weighs between 150 to 220 grams.
Lastly, they are available in a wide variety of different colors.
CAMVAVSR Lightweight Sneakers
- Breathable Knit Upper
- Available in 18 different colors
- Lower Price Point
One huge draw for many people to Allbirds is the style and just how lightweight the shoes feel on your feet.
Well, if you are looking for some shoes that are like Allbirds in the sense that they are super lightweight.
You might want to check out the next option. The CAMVAVSR ultra-lightweight sneaker.
These feature an air mesh upper great for ventilation and lightweight support.
KEEZMZ Breathable Sneakers
- Fabric Upper
- Foam sole
- Soft Easy To Bend
- Available in 10 different colors
Are you looking for a comfortable pair of sneakers that look like Allbirds, but are much cheaper?
If so, check out the Keezmz Breathable Sneakers.
These feature a super lightweight breathable fabric upper, and a comfortable foam sole. They are stylish with over 10 different colors to choose from.
All for a price much lower than a pair of Allbirds.
OLUKAI Alapa Li Sneakers
- Durable Lightweight Fabric
- Drop-In Heel Design
- Rubber Sole
- Available in 5 different colors
To conclude our search for the best Allbirds look-a-like, I want to introduce you to Okukai Alpa Li Sneakers. Now at first glance you might be thinking these don’t look anything like the aforementioned shoes, and that is exactly what I like about them.
I like the fact that Baabuk took their own spin on a stylish sneaker and came out with a shoe that is designed to get heads turning.
Let’s talk about some of the cool features. First, like most shoes mentioned in this post, it is made up of a durable and stylish material that is designed to go just about anywhere.
Next, it features a drop-in heel design which not only acts as a fashion statement but it also makes them extremely easy to slip on and off.
Lastly, they are available in 5 different colors meaning the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing a good match.
Is it always best to go for a look-a-like or a knockoff?
So far in this post, we have talked about 4 of the best Allbirds look-a-likes, but that leads us to the question: Is it a good idea to buy a look-a-like? Or should you just stick with the original?
The answer: It depends.
I know that is not the answer you are looking for, but it really depends on your individual footwear needs.
For example, if you are strictly looking for a wool sneaker that is made with high-quality materials then you simply can’t get any better than the Allbirds original Wool Runner (or) Wool Lounger. They use premium products to ensure that your feet stay comfortable and live up to the name they have created. Best of all, they are environmentally friendly.
However, on the other hand, if you are simply after a similar look or a cheaper version, then there are plenty of options available on the market. I only mentioned my top 9 in this post, but more alternatives are out there as well.
Have you found any AllBird alternatives that you love? Let us know in the comments below!