8 Nike Dunks Panda Alternatives for Adults & Kids (#4 is Under $20 Shipped!)

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Love the look of the sleek black and white Nike Pandas? We sourced 8 Nike Panda Dunks alternatives for adults and kids that cost much less.


Here are the Nikes everyone’s raving about:

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There’s just something about the Nike Dunks Panda sneakers that makes them continuously sell out. They’re timeless, go with everything, and are a brand many love to wear. However, the $115 price tag for the men’s and women’s shoes isn’t for everyone’s budget. Even the little kids Pandas will set you back $70.

So whether you’re Nike size is sold out or you can’t stomach the steep cost of the Pandas altogether, we think you’ll love these alternatives we’ve picked.


1. Collin owns these Nike Dunks Panda sneakers lookalike from Walmart and they’re under $25.

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These lookalikes are sure to make anyone take a second look and are truly the best Nike Dunks Panda alternatives on the market!

Besides the Nike swoosh, every other detail is identical to the Nike Pandas from the black laces to the black sole detailing on the bottom. As a bonus, the footbed lining is treated with an odor-reducing technology so you can assure they’ll stay looking and feeling fresh for many wears to come.


2. Target makes its own Panda lookalike for $30 and has a memory foam sole. 

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This affordable sneaker from Target has a slightly chunkier sole, giving it an even more fashionable look. While there are some slight differences in the overall appearance, it still has the overall contrasting look Panda lovers admire. Plus, they’re super comfy since they feature a memory foam insole.


3. Puma offers a sleek shoe under $50 that even resembles the Nike swoosh.

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Puma Women’s Carina Street Platform Sneaker – $69.99 (regularly $75)
Use code NEWYOU for an additional 30% OFF
Ship to Store is FREE!
Final cost just $48.99 shipped to store

*Or standard shipping to your home is $7.95.

Although these sneakers are on the pricier side than the ones we’ve shared above, they are still less than half the cost of Nike Dunks Panda sneakers. Plus, with the current 30% OFF sale at DSW, you’re getting this name brand for even less!

Many reviewers stated how much they get compliments when they wear these, and they’re very comfortable to walk in! Here’s what one reviewer said about these Pumas:

“These are so cute! I really wanted a pair of Nike panda dupes and these are so good! They are comfortable and look cute with all the things!” – Katie ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 


4. These sneakers on Temu are in the top 10 best-sellers and are the cheapest alternative we found.

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Temu Women’s Contrast Color Skate Shoes – $18.78 SHIPPED (regularly $51.36) 

If the affordable Walmart pair we shared in the number one top spot doesn’t cut it for you, this pair from Temu is under $20! We haven’t personally ordered these sneakers from Temu so we can’t attest to the quality and know that sometimes Temu products can be a hit or miss.

However, many raving reviewers say these sneakers are comfortable and true to size so we still think they’re worthy of being on our list of alternatives. Also, they’re the #6 top seller, so that’s a sure sign buyers are loving them.


5. Get these Guess sneakers for under $40. 

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Guess Cleva Contrasting Low-Top Sneakers – $39.50 (regularly $70) 

You’ll still get a high-end look with these name-brand Guess sneakers and we love that they’re currently under $40! Our favorite feature that sets Vishu apart is the embossed detailing on the back of the black sole. Speaking of the black sole, you won’t have to worry about it looking dirty over time either.

These other Guess sneakers for $79 have a white sole, black laces, and also look identical to Nike Pandas!


6. This New Balance shoe is made for men and women and features real leather.

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New Balance 480 Shoes – $89.99 shipped

*Free store pick-up at Dick’s Sporting Goods. 

The New Balance brand has been making a comeback in recent months, so if you’re looking to hop on the latest trends and get the look of the Nike Pandas, this is the shoe for you! They’re on the spendier side, but they feature real leather, durable rubber soles, and Ortholite cushion insoles that provide long-lasting comfort.


Here are a couple of options for the kids:


7. Starter makes an exclusive shoe at Journeys that’s under $35 for kids.

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Journeys Starter Breakaway 88 Low Athletic Shoe – $39.98 (regularly $54.99) 
Get $5 OFF $25+ orders when you sign up for Journeys All Access
Shipping is FREE with Journeys All Access
Final cost $34.98 SHIPPED

Plus, you’ll receive $5 back in points for joining Journeys All Access!

Grab this under $35 pair of sneakers, exclusively at Journeys! While the Starter logo may be a dead giveaway they’re not Nikes, these alternatives still boast many of the same stylish features such as the perforated top, black laces, and contrasting colors.


8. You can match your kiddo with this pair of black and white Pumas.

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Remember those adult PUMAs we shared above? Well, they come in kid sizes too! If you love to match your kiddo, all the more reason to go with this PUMA pair so you’ll save even more if you’re planning to buy an adult pair and kids too! 🤩

Although they’re not that much cheaper than a pair of kids’ Nike Dunks Panda sneakers, we’ll gladly take a $15 savings considering kids grow so quickly! Plus, they’re sure to appreciate just how identical they look too!


Splurging on some Pandas instead? You’ll love Nike’s warranty!


About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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  1. samfs

    skechers also have similar and with Code after discount I got it for $23 pair.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for the heads up on that option, samfs. Great price for a pair of lookalikes! 👟🖤🤍

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