These $15 Kmart sandals are nearly identical to a beloved $199 designer pair


A $15 pair of Kmart sandals caught the eye of online shoppers after looking nearly identical to a $199 alternative designer pair.

Both Kmart’s Chunky Fashion Sandal and the popular Dr Martens Blaire Hydro Sandals feature a triple front strap, a side buckle, an open toe design, and a back strap.

Affordable fashion blogger ‘This is Genevieve’, from Canberra, posted a series of images on Instagram and was excited to wear the shoes all spring after buying a pair.

Kmart's $15 Chunky Fashion Sandal (pictured) looks nearly identical to the Dr Martens Blaire Hydro Sandals

Kmart’s $15 Chunky Fashion Sandal (pictured) looks nearly identical to the Dr Martens Blaire Hydro Sandals

Both the Kmart and Dr Martens sandals feature a triple front strap detail, a side buckle, an open toe design and a rear strap

Both the Kmart and Dr Martens sandals feature a triple front strap detail, a side buckle, an open toe design and a rear strap

But the Dr Martens (pictured) are made with a padded collar for comfort, a lightweight ribbed sole and sturdy, durable Goodyear welt

But the Dr Martens (pictured) are made with a padded collar for comfort, a lightweight ribbed sole and sturdy, durable Goodyear welt

Both Kmart’s Chunky Fashion Sandal (left) and the popular Dr Martens Blaire Hydro Sandals (right) feature a triple front strap detail, side buckle, open toe design and rear strap

The small details between the Kmart and Dr Martens shoes make it difficult to tell the difference.

The Kmart shoes would be perfect for those who want to stick to a tight budget while shopping.

From the city to the seaside, the sandals are suitable for all-day wear and can be worn with a sundress, shorts and a top or skirt.

The little details between the Kmart and Dr Martens shoes make it hard to tell the difference

The little details between the Kmart and Dr Martens shoes make it hard to tell the difference

The little details between the Kmart and Dr Martens shoes make it hard to tell the difference

The high-quality Dr Martens retails at 13 times the price of the Kmart shoes, as they are made with a padded collar for comfort, a lightweight ribbed sole and sturdy, durable Goodyear welt.

The iconic shoes also feature the brand’s signature yellow stitching on the midsole.

The Kmart shoes can be purchased in-store and online, and the Dr Martens shoes can be purchased from retailers including The Iconic.

Earlier this month, a savvy customer revealed how she put together an entire summer outfit for just $60 by shopping at Kmart

Earlier this month, a savvy customer revealed how she put together an entire summer outfit for just $60 by shopping at Kmart

Islah, from Brisbane, stunned in a gorgeous tiered white maxi skirt paired with a simple $12 beige tank top, heeled mules and $8 gold pearl earrings

Islah, from Brisbane, stunned in a gorgeous tiered white maxi skirt paired with a simple $12 beige tank top, heeled mules and $8 gold pearl earrings

Earlier this month, a savvy customer revealed how she put together an entire summer outfit for just $60 by shopping at Kmart

Earlier this month, a savvy customer revealed how she put together an entire summer outfit for just $60 by shopping at Kmart.

Affordable style blogger Islah Palmer, who runs the Instagram page Kmart Fever, revealed the items she had purchased in a now viral TikTok video shared online.

Islah, from Brisbane, stunned in a gorgeous tiered white maxi skirt paired with a simple $12, beige tank top, heeled mules, and $8 gold earrings with pearls.

The outfit looked beautiful and would be perfect to wear to the beach, at the park, to a picnic or a social day gathering.



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