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Real vs. Steal – Balenciaga Speed Trainers

by Irina on December 28, 2017

Let me be honest with you: I’ve tried very hard and for a very long time to ignore the sock trainer trend started by Balenciaga as I just couldn’t get on board with this weird looking shoe trend. The fashion world including several celebrities and style influencers however couldn’t care less for my personal opinion and so the craze for Balenciaga’s Speed Trainers – half sock, half runner shoe – kept on going despite its hefty price of $695. Yup, almost $700 for a little bit of fabric, rubber and a designer logo.

Balenciaga Speed Trainers in black and white

Balenciaga Speed Trainersls
($695, Nordstrom)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Balenciaga

Social media celebs such as Kylie Jenner and various style bloggers, IGers and influencers like Chiara Ferragni have been spotted wearing Balenciaga Speed Trainers.

Celebs and Style Bloggers in Balenciaga Speed Trainers

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Jeffrey Campbell Redman High-Top Sock Sneakers

Not too thrilled about the thought of spending so much money on a pair of trendy sneakers? Then have a look at this almost spot-on sock trainer by Jeffrey Campbell which is an amazing Balenciaga Speed Runner dupe for $100 that also comes in red and grey fabric.

Jeffrey Campbell Redman High-Top Sock Sneakers in black and white (Balenciaga Speed Runner dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell Redman High-Top Sock Sneakers
($100, Jildor)

Also available at Footnotescj, Amazon , Shopbopls & Ashbury Skiespjx.

Steve Madden Bitten Stretch Fabric High Top Sock Trainers

Another dupe favorite is this high top stretch sock sneaker by Steve Madden. It has pretty much the same look as the expensive designer version but comes at a much friendlier and more affordable price point of $90. Score!

Steve Madden Bitten Stretch Fabric High Top Sock Trainers in black and white (Balenciaga Speed Runner dupes)

Steve Madden Bitten Stretch Fabric High Top Sock Trainers
($90, Jildor)

Also available at Footnotescj.

Pull & Bear Fabric Sock-Style Sneakers

Broke Balenciaga lovers from Europe rejoice because Pull & Bear has got your back! Their fabric sock-style trainers are a fabulous Speed Runner alternative which is available in either black or ivory for £39.99. Steal deal alert!

Pull & Bear Fabric Sock-Style Sneakers in black and white (Balenciaga Speed dupes)

Pull & Bear Fabric Sock-Style Sneakers
(£39.99, Pull & Bear)

Also available at Pull & Bear (EU).

Minusey Sock Sneakers

Deal: Use our promo code INTHEIRCLOSET to get 10% off your order at Minusey!

At Minusey you can choose from another set of Balenciaga sneaker dupes which they have in an either solid black version or alternatively in black with a logo printed on the side which reads “BAIFUFLACA”. These stretch sock-style trainers cost $89, but you can save 10% on your Minusey order by using our reader exclusive promo code above.

Minusey Sock Sneakers in black and white (Balenciaga Speed dupes)

Minusey Sock Sneakers
($89, Minusey)

Jessica Buurman EMIGE Stretch Sock Sneakers

Deal: Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman!

If you really want to get as close to the original Balenciagas as possible and are okay with spending over $100 on a pair of designer dupes, check out these sock trainers I discovered at Jessica Buurman. They cost $119, come in several variations including an all-black version and are also available in men’s sizing. Make sure to use the promo code above to save 10% on your order.

Jessica Buurman EMIGE Stretch Sock Sneakers in black and white (Balenciaga Speed Runner dupes)

Jessica Buurman EMIGE Stretch Sock Sneakers
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Tony Bianco Wilson Sock Sneakers

Tony Bianco also made sure to come up with their interpretation of the sock sneaker which, too, looks A LOT like the original real deal from Balenciaga. I feel like $150 for a designer dupe sneaker made of textile and rubber is a little overpriced, but some colors and styles (e.g. beige color and low cut version) are currently on sale for a reasonable price, so go ahead and get yourself a good deal on these!

Tony Bianco Wilson Sock Sneakers in black and white (Balenciaga Speed Trainer dupes)

Tony Bianco Wilson Sock Sneakers 
($149.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Tony Bianco  & Styletread .

Image source(s): MyTheresa, @kyliejenner @chiaraferragni Instagram, DEAU, Nordstrom, Jildor, Pull & Bear, Jessica Buurman, Tony Bianco

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Update: This post has been updated on December 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

We have featured many, many shoes and bags from Valentino’s “Rockstud” family already, but must embarrasingly admit that we have missed out on the most popular style yet, the 4 inch high heel t-strap version as seen below. Sorry, guys! So what could possibly be said about this shoe that hasn’t been said before? It’s THE SHOE by Valentino and you’ve probably seen it like a gazillion times in your Instagram feed, in fashion magazines and on the feet of your favorite celebrities and fashion bloggers. But despite the medial Valentino overexposure I am still just as much in love with the Rockstud heels as they day I first saw them! These heels ooze pure elegance and they’re so versatile, too! Dress them up with a lacey LBD or down with some distressed denim, you will look flawless either way! If you can afford them, that is. $995 is not exactly pocket money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap High Heel Pumps in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap High Heel Pumpsls
($995, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Intermix, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Various personal style bloggers such as Negin Mirsalehi and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps

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Public Desire Ida Studded T-Strap Stiletto Heels

Update (12/27/2017): Spotted these lovely and very similar Rockstud dupes at Public Desire today! They’re very affordable at £29.99 and come in nude, baby blue and burgundy faux patent leather. Absolutely love these!

Public Desire Ida Studded T-Strap Stiletto Heels in blue, burgundy and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Public Desire Ida Studded T-Strap Stiletto Heels
(£29.99, Public Desire)

Siren “Adora” T-Strap Stud Pointy-Toe Pumps

Update (10/25/2017): Discovered another gorgeous and super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupe from Australia! Check out these awesome studded look-alike pumps by Siren! So close to the real deal, right? Available in black, white, red and nude for $199.95 AUD. Absolutely love these!

Siren "Adora" T-Strap Stud Pointy-Toe Pumps in black, white and red patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Siren “Adora” T-Strap Stud Pointy-Toe Pumps
($199.95 AUD, Siren)

Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Pink Inc “Saint” Studded T-Strap High Heel Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Came across these fabulous and spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Pink Inc today. They come in various colors and uppers, cost $199.95 AUD (approx. $150 USD) and also come in a low heel versionls. Love, love, love these!

Pink Inc "Saint" Studded T-Strap High Heel Pumps (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Pink Inc “Saint” Studded T-Strap High Heel Pumpsls
($199.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Myer (the low heeled version can be found here).

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Also discovered these Valentino inspired mid-heel pumps by Jessica Simpson which look like they could be a rebranded version of the BCBGeneration/Sole Society pumps. They also cost $69.95 and come in the cutest colors! Total steal deal alert!

Jessica Simpson "Dameera" Studded T-Strap Pumps in nude and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels

Update (12/05/2016): Just found out that Sole Society restocked the “Tiia” heel in both black and nude patent, so if you missed out on these fab Valentino Rockstud dupes the first time round, now’s your second chance to snag these pretty pumps.

You might recognize these studded t-strap heels by Sole Society because we have already featured them in the Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels Real vs. Steal post a while back. That’s because they look like a hybrid between the 4 inch Rockstud and the kitten heel version and could work as a look for less alternative for either of the Rockstuds. And at $69.95 they’re quite affordable, too! Score!

Sole Society "Tiia" Studded T-Strap Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels
($69.95, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls & QVCcjcj.

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps

Update (12/05/2016): “Darron” by BCBGeneration is yet another fabulous Valentino Rockstud alternative which costs $69.95 and comes in various colors and uppers including a gorgeous leopard version. Get this one while it’s still available!

BCBGeneration "Darron" Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Also available at eBayeBay.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Pumps

Favorites first! My personal fave Valentino Rockstud dupe comes from Kaitlyn Pan and I think you’ll have a hard time finding better and more spot-on Valentino look-alikes than the ones they have to offer. I’ve been following Kaitlyn Pan’s product catalogamazon for several months now and they have hands down *the* best-looking designer dupes I’ve seen in a very long time. Sure, these $113.99 heels are not the cheapest Valentino dupes around, but look at the 165 customer reviews raving about their Valentino look for less heels (make sure to also check out the customer’s own photos) and you’ll know this money will be a smart investment as you’ll get a good high-quality dupe that will last you for a while. And did I mention these Rockstud knockoffs come in 19 colors? I simply want them all!

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Slingback High Heel Pumpsamazon
($113.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon & Etsy.

Arturo Chiang “Gracen” Pointy Toe Studded Pumps

Another fabulous Valentino Rockstud alternative are these studded t-strap pumps by Arturo Chiang which come in various colors including black, nude, red, navy and gold. The heel on these is half an inch shorter than the real deal and they’re not quite as spot-on as the Kaitlyn Pan version, but they do happen to be cheaper and are also made of genuine leather, so that’s quite a steal deal if you ask me. A couple of sizes are already out of stock, so you better hurry if you find yourself fancying a pair.

Arturo Chiang "Gracen" Pointy Toe Studded Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Arturo Chiang “Gracen” Pointy Toe Studded Pumps
($59.99, Dillard’s)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Pointed-Toe High Heel Pumps

Here’s another super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupe for you! It’s by a brand called Royou Yiuoer which obviously is a pretty bad word play on Roger Vivier and is most likely an Asian brand. The quality of these Valentino knockoffs looks pretty decent as does the price of $59.99 for genuine leather pumps, but it’s a relatively new brand to me and the shoes have received only one customer review yet (which gives them 5 stars though), so that’s why I’ll recommend this one with reservation. Order at your own risk! You can choose between 13 beautiful colors and uppers!

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Pointed-Toe High Heel Pumps in black and red patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Pointed-Toe High Heel Pumpsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

Loslandifen Studded T-Strap PU High Heel Pumps

If you’re on a tight budget and need a cheap Valentino fix, these Rockstud look-alike PU heels by Loslandifen might do the trick for you. The quality of these is nothing to get all too excited about, but they look like the real deal, are less than $30 and come in a variety of beautiful colors.

Loslandifen Studded T-Strap PU High Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Loslandifen Studded T-Strap PU High Heel Pumpsamazon
($29.90, Amazon)

Kensie “Fizzia” Studded T-Strap Heels

Deal: Use promo code “WINTER” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through January 1st, at 11:59 PM EST. Exclusions may apply.

OK, last up are these loosely Valentino inspired t-strap suede heels by Kensie. If you like the design concept of the Rockstuds, but don’t want an obvious Valentino dupe, these fall-ready heels might be a great alternative.

Kensie "Fizzia" Studded T-Strap Heels in black and taupe suede (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Kensie “Fizzia” Studded T-Strap Heelsls
($99, Lord & Taylor)

Image source(s): Nordstrom, VivaLuxury, Negin Mirsalehi, Fashion Hippie Loves, Atlantic-Pacific, Style Pantry, Could I Have That?, Public Desire, Siren, Nordstrom Rack, Pink Inc, The Iconic, Amazon, DSW, Dillard’s, Sole Society, Lord & Taylor

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Update: This post has been updated on December 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I know you’re going to love this! Remember the gorgeous blue Cinderella-like Manolos Carrie wore at the end of the Sex and the City Movie? Yeah, I couldn’t get them out of my head either. The classic design and the bold blue hue make them great contenders for your favorite formal footwear.

Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Satin Pumpsls
($965, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Sex and the City Loves Manolo Blahnik

In the movie Carrie said they cost $525, but due to the vast demand retailers almost doubled the price to an outrageous $965 making them a fictional purchase for most of us shoe addicts who are living on a budget. What a bummer!

Carrie Bradshaw wearing Manolo Blahnik Something Blue satin pumps in the Sex and the City movie

Audrey Brooke Bella Satin Pumps

Update (12/26/2017): Just stumbled upon yet another set of Hangisi dupes by Audrey Brooke. These satin pumps look a lot like the designer real deal but cost only $59.99! Plus, they come in seven (!) gorgeous colors and I want one in every color!

Audrey Brooke Bella Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Audrey Brooke Bella Satin Pumps
($59.99, DSW)

Dune “Breanna” Jewelled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Satin Pumps

Update (08/05/2017): I think I might have spotted my favorite Hangisi dupes yet! They’re by Dune, cost $140 and also come in a beautiful white satin. Love, love, looooove! Prior to posting this dupe find, I made sure to order these gorgeous heels for myself before you guys could snag them up for yourself. Now I’m impatiently waiting for them to arrive at my doorstep. Will keep you posted how I like them in person! By the way, “Betti” is another great Hangisi dupe with a mid-height heel available in various colors and uppers like black and red and suede or patent leather.

Dune "Breanna" Jewelled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Dune “Breanna” Jewelled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Satin Pumps
($140, Dune London)

Also available at John Lewis, House of Fraser, Debenhams, ASOS, Zalando, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

River Island Satin Rhinestone Bow Pumps

Update (08/05/2017): Also really like these bow-adorned blue satin pumps I discovered at River Island which would also double as a great Manolo Blahnik Hangisi look for less alternative. They cost $50 (sale price!, down from $96), so they’re 95% cheaper than the real deal which I think is a totally awesome steal deal!

River Island Satin Rhinestone Bow Pumps in blue

River Island Satin Rhinestone Bow Pumps
($50, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK), River Island (EU) & Zalando.

Cape Robbin Kitana-25 Satin Stiletto Heels with Brooch

Update (08/05/2017): While these are unfortunately not available in blue, these Cape Robbin satin heels are still a fabulous and budget-friendly option for under $40.

Cape Robbin Kitana-25 Satin Stiletto Heels with Brooch

Cape Robbin Kitana-25 Satin Stiletto Heels with Brooch
($34.99, Amazon)

Also available at Forever 21 & Tilted Sole.

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (02/19/2017): Found new Kaitlyn Pan goodness for you! Check out these super spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! Aren’t they just darling? You can order them in different colors and 3 heel height variations (6, 8 and 10cm) including a flat version! I just looooove how customizable these are, especially for the price of $99! This dupe is my personal favorite so far!

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Embellished Satin Pumps 
(CDN$118.92, Amazon.ca)

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Windsor” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (02/19/2017): Apparently one dupe was not enough, so Sarah Jessica Parker came up with a second Manolo Blahnik inspired version of her movie wedding heels for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. “Windsor” is far from being a steal at $585, but at least it’s approximately the same price as the one mentioned in the movie. Also available in silver grey satin.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker "Windsor" Embellished Satin Pumps in blue

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Windsor” Embellished Satin Pumpsls
($585, Net-A-Porter)

EKS “Kricoa” Satin High Heel Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): If you’re not quite ready to invest $100 in a high quality dupe, you might want to consider these Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by EKS instead which cost half as much as several of the other Hangisi alternatives. I wouldn’t expect the highest quality or longevity from these shoes, but according to the reviews buyers seemed to be quite happy with their Hangisi dupes, so they might be worth a try. Available in blue, black, rose pink and yellow satin.

EKS Kricoa Satin High Heel Pumps in blue satin

EKS “Kricoa” Satin High Heel Pumps 
($54.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.uk  & Amazon.de .

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps

Update (02/07/2017): Also came across these Manolo Blahnik inspired heels at Minusey. Use our exclusive promo code INTHEIRCLOSET at checkout to get 10% off your purchase at Minusey! Yay! Also available as a flat version here for $39.99 (sale price!) in blue, black, purple or green satin.

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps in blue

Minusey Jeweled Satin Pumps
($129, Minusey)

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (06/12/2016): Badgley Mischka’s “Nichole” isn’t available in cobalt blue satin (yet!), but otherwise it’s an almost spot-on dupe of Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi Pumps, don’t you agree? Available for $215 in either magenta satin or gold or silver metallic.

Badgley Mischka "Nichole" Embellished Satin Pumps in fuchsia magenta satin and silver

Badgley Mischka “Nichole” Embellished Satin Pumps
($215, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazon  & Nordstrom Rack.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Here’s another bunch of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes! By Gumzzi and available in various lovely colors.

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps

Gumzzi Embellished Satin Pumps
($61.14, YesStyle)

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps

Update (07/23/2015): Spotted these beautiful Hangisi dupes by Carvela today! Aren’t they so pretty and so close to the original? Also available in black suede.

Carvela "Lotty" Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumps in blue

Carvela “Lotty” Embellished Pointed-Toe Satin Pumpsls
(£19, Shoeaholics)

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps

Update (05/28/2015): Now look at this spot-on Manolo Blahnik dupe by Milanoo! Isn’t it beautiful? But the best part? It’s available for $29.99! Total steal deal alert!

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumps in blue satin

Milanoo Rhinestoned Pointy-Toe Pumpsls
($29.99, Milanoo)

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): Discovered this lovely and spot-on Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupe by Littleboutique at Amazon today.

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps in blue satin

Littleboutique Pointed Toe Evening Pumps 
($55, Amazon)

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps

Update (02/16/2015): When I first spotted these gorgeous Badgley Mischka satin shoes, I thought they’d be a fantastic alternative for everyone who’d love an open-toe version of Manolo Blahnik’s Something Blue pumps. Available in an array of lovely colors for $147.99 (sale price!).

Badgley Mischka "Jeannie" Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps in sapphire blue satin

Badgley Mischka “Jeannie” Crystal Trim Open Toe Pumps 
($147.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Macy’s & Lord & Taylorls.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumps

Update (01/21/2015): So basically Sarah Jessica Parker decided to dupe Manolo Blahnik’s highly popular “Something Blue” pump for her own shoe line SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker. The very same shoe which she has worn in the above mentioned Sex and the City movie. And she put a price tag of $545 on it, too. I don’t think her “good friend” Manolo will be too pleased finding out about this.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker in electric blue

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker “Maddalena” Pointy Toe Satin Pumpsls
($545, Nordstrom)

Jessica Buurman “MIRKO” Diamante Embellished Satin Pumps

Update (12/22/2014): Discovered this awesome Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupe at Jessica Buurman today. Available in 9 amazing colors (including blue, black, white, red, pink, rose and taupe satin) for $129! Use promo code XOXOJESS to get 10% off your order. Shipping is free, by the way. Worldwide.

Jessica Buurman "MIRKO" Diamante Embellished Satin Pumps in cobalt blue (Manolo Blahnik Hangisi dupes)

Jessica Buurman “MIRKO” Diamante Embellished Satin Pumps
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (02/02/2014): Stumbled upon yet another Manolo Blahnik pump dupe from the Sex and the City movie. Check out this lovely cobalt blue satin pump by Audrey Brooke. Also available in ivory satin.

Audrey Brooke "Sarah" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue

Audrey Brooke “Sarah” Buckle Satin Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps

Update (10/11/2013): I know a lot of you are still looking for a dupe of these Manolos, so I was ecstatic to finally find a new great and budget-friendly look-alike. Aren’t these Nina shoes absolutely lovely? Price? $69.99 (sale price!) and available in 9 beautiful colors: cobalt, green, yellow, black, champagne, tiffany blue, fuchsia, ivory and silver.

Nina "Bonique" Buckle Satin Pumps in cobalt blue

Nina “Bonique” Buckle Satin Pumps
($49.99, Nina Shoes)

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumps

Update (06/14/2012): Found yet another look for less alternative, again by RSVP. Available in 4 different colors: black, bronze, cobalt blue and silver satin. If you’re looking a higher heel, check out “Simone” by RSVP which isn’t quite as spot-on as “Sincere” but has a disctinctly higher heel.

RSVP "Sincere" Satin Pumps in blue

RSVP “Sincere” Satin Pumps 
($79, Amazon)

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): Stumbled upon these awesome Manolo Blahnik look-alikes by RSVP today! If you missed out on the Martinez Valero heels or just couldn’t justify the $160 price tag, these satin pumps look almost identical, but are $60 cheaper. Available in blue, black, ivory and white. Grab these Hangisi dupes while you can, I’m sure they are going to sell out super fast.

RSVP "Zaza" Satin Pumps in cobalt blue

RSVP “Zaza” Blue Satin Pumps
($99, 6pm)

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumps

Update (09/23/2009): And here’s another alternative to the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pumps. I know these satin pumps by Shiekh aren’t exactly dupes, but the blue satin and the vamp embellishment reminded me of the designer version above and since these here resemble the Sedaraby pumps by Blahnik famously worn by Carrie Bradshaw a lot, I thought I would just put them here as a budget-friendly alternative for under $50. Also available in pink and black satin!

Shiekh "Mitzy Hachi-200" Blue Satin D'Orsay Pumps

Shiekh Mitzy Hachi-200 Satin Pumpspjx
($39.97, Shiekh Shoes)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Blue Satin Pumps

Do not despair however! Because Martinez Valero has finally heard our prayers! He came up with an almost identical pair of his own blue satin pumps which also have the vamp embellishment, but cost only about 1/10 of the original Manolos. So if you are in need of beautiful yet affordable bridal shoes, these here might be your best bet. But hurry, once the masses get wind of these Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes, I guarantee you, they will be gone in a minute!

Martinez Valero Zenith blue satin pumps (Manolo Blahnik Something Blue dupes)

Martinez Valero “Zenith” Satin Pumps 
($159.99, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on December 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Stuart Weitzman + over-the-knee boots is apparently a foolproof formula for commercial success! Don’t believe me? Just look at all the various fab fashion bloggers rocking their Stuart Weitzman OTK boots below! It all started with the iconic “5050” and is now followed by Weitzman’s next set of super hit boots: the “Highland” (which we have already written about a few weeks ago, see the post here) and the “Lowland” which we are featuring in today’s Real vs. Steal post. Both boots are almost identical in design, but have either a flat heel (Lowland) or a high heel (Highland, d’uh!). It’s certainly not the first pair of OTK suede boots we’ve seen come out in the last couple of years, but definitely the most successful and coveted one (we’re still counting the reader requests for this one). As with Stuart Weitzman shoes in general, they don’t come cheap. Especially not the boots and especially not the over-the-knee kind of boots. These beauties here – please hold your breath here – cost $798! Yup, I cried a little too when I saw that price tag. Luckily, we were able to find a couple of fantastic dupes that will save you the trouble of having to rob a bank to sport this season’s hottest trend.

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($798, Zappos)

Also available at Amazon , Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Shopbopls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Stuart Weitzman, Revolve, Jildor, Footnotescj, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Various personal style bloggers such as Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat), Rachel (Pink Peonies) and Chriselle Lim (The Chriselle Factor) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

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Kaitlyn Pan Flat Microsuede Over The Knee Boots

Update (12/23/2017): Totally forgot to tell you about these gorgeous Lowland dupes by one of my favorite designer dupe brands: Kaitlyn Pan! These come in five colors (black, taupe, grey, burgundy and army green) and cost only $100 which is a more than fair price for the quality you’ll get with these boots. Kaitlyn Pan were nice enough to send me a pair of these boots for review and as usual I haven’t been disappointed! So much attention to detail and totally worth their money! Don’t believe me? Have a look at the over 300 raving customer reviews with an average of 4.6 stars for these designer dupe boots!

Kaitlyn Pan Flat Suede Over The Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Flat Microsuede Over The Knee Boots 
($99.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.uk  & Amazon.ca .

Royou Yiuoer Flat Over The Knee Boots

Update (12/23/2017): Don’t want to spend that much? These OTK flat boots by Royou Yiuoer would also make a great alternative to the pricey Weitzmans. And there are so many lovely colors to choose from! Steal deal alert!

Royou Yiuoer Flat Over The Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Royou Yiuoer Flat Over The Knee Boots 
($49.99, Amazon)

Catherine Catherine Malandrino “Morcha” Over The Knee Boots

Update (03/17/2017): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly Lowland boot look-alikes by Catherine Catherine Malandrino which are currently on sale for less than $50 and come in either black, grey, taupe, nude and burgundy faux suede.

Catherine Catherine Malandrino "Morcha" Over The Knee Boots in taupe, black and grey faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Catherine Catherine Malandrino “Morcha” Over The Knee Boots
($49.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Century 21 & Saks Off 5th.

Gianni Bini “Fremaux” Stretch Over the Knee Boots

Update (11/25/2016): Spotted these fab Lowland boot dupes by Gianni Bini which come in black, taupe or grey faux suede and retail for $99.99.

Gianni Bini "Fremaux" Stretch Over the Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Gianni Bini “Fremaux” Stretch Over the Knee Boots
($99.99, Dillard’s)

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots

Update (11/25/2016): Also discovered these flat OTK boot SW Lowland alternatives at River Island which are on sale for $70. I actually snapped this deal up myself and am quite happy with these faux suede over-the-knee boots.

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland inspired)

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots
($70, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots

Update (11/25/2016): European Lowland lovers might find a liking in these overknee boot look-alikes by Buffalo.

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots
(€149.90, Buffalo)

Also available at Zalando & Görtz.

INC International Concepts “Imannie” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): Stumbled upon another lovely Lowland look-alike boot by INC International Concepts which – judging by the customer reviews – would be best suitable for petite women as these are not quite as OTK as the name would suggest.

INC International Concepts "Imannie" Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

INC International Concepts “Imannie” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($83.70, Macy’s)

Call It Spring “Legivia” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): I also came across these OTK faux suede boots by Call It Spring which come in three colors and are currently on sale for under $100!

Call It Spring "Legivia" Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Call It Spring “Legivia” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

Also available at Hudson’s Bay & Macy’s.

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots

Update (11/17/2016): If you’re looking for a high-quality Lowland dupe and are ready to invest (but not quite as much as $798), you might want to check out these genuine suede OTK boots by 275 Central. They do cost $500 350 which is obviously a lot of money, but they will still save you $298 $518 compared to the real deal.

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots
($350, Jildor)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Footnotescj.

Unisa “Adivan” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/17/2016): These flat faux suede OTK boots by Unisa are another Lowland look-alike favorite of mine because they look so much like the real deal, but are also so affordable (under $70). Steal deal alert!

Unisa "Adivan" Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Unisa “Adivan” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots
($69.99, DSW)

Free People “Coast to Coast” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): Again, these boots by Free People are more of the “pricey Lowland dupe”-kind, but they are more than $500 cheaper than the real deal, so they still might be worth the splurge.

Free People "Coast to Coast" Over-the-Knee Boots in black and taupe suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Free People “Coast to Coast” Over-the-Knee Boots
($93.80, 6pm)

a.n.a “Faren” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2016): Stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman OTK boot dupe! This one’s by a.n.a and it looks absolutely fabulous.

a.n.a "Faren" Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

a.n.a “Faren” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots
($49.99, JCPenney)

Kensie “Theresa” Microsuede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2016): Also spotted these lovely Lowland boot alternatives by Kensie which come in either black or taupe microsuede.

Kensie "Theresa" Microsuede Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Kensie “Theresa” Microsuede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($89, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls & QVCcj.

Style Charles “Groove” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): I think it’s pretty safe to say that Stuart Weitzman’s Low- and Highland Over-The-Knee Boots are officially getting just as popular as his highly coveted 50/50 OTK boots a few years ago! Check out these fab Lowland dupes by Style Charles which I have come across at JCPenney.

Style Charles "Groove" Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Style Charles “Groove” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots
($74.99, JCPenney)

Vince Camuto “Crisintha” Over-the-Knee Flat Boots

Update (10/03/2016): Here’s a set of high quality SW Lowland look-alikes by Vince Camuto. They’re a bit expensive at $179 (now on sale for $77.73), but they look so luxurious. My personal fave is the taupe color!

Vince Camuto "Crisintha" Over-the-Knee Flat Boots in taupe, black and wine red faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Vince Camuto “Crisintha” Over-the-Knee Flat Bootsamazon
($77.73, Amazon)

Also available at Vince Camutols & Nordstromls.

Circus by Sam Edelman “Peyton” Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): If you’re looking for a way to save while still be on trend, here’s a great budget steal deal c/o Circus by Sam Edelman. The “Peyton” OTK boots are a great Lowland alternative which are currently on sale for under $80 at Amazon and which come in either black or grey faux suede.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Peyton" Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Peyton” Stretch Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Also available at Famous Footwearls, Shoes.comls & Macy’s.

Nine West “Nolita” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): One more Weitzman Lowland boot alternative to add to the (now veeeery long) list of dupes: “Nolita” by Nine West. Price: $49.99 (clearance price!), available colors: black, taupe and dark brown.

Nine West "Nolita" Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Nine West “Nolita” Over-the-Knee Boots
($49.99, Nine West)

Marc Fisher “Humor” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Loooove these budget-friendly Lowland boot dupes by Marc Fisher. I want these in very color!

Marc Fisher "Humor" Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in taupe, black and wine red (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Marc Fisher “Humor” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($129, Amazon)

Also available at Marc Fisherls, Macy’s & QVC.

Ivanka Trump “Larell” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): I also like these Lowland inspired OTK boots by Ivanka Trump which cost $179 and come in black and taupe.

Ivanka Trump "Larell" Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Larell” Flat Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($179, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos, Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s.

Chinese Laundry “Rainey” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Chinese Laundry has a pretty lovely and budget-friendly Lowland dupe available as well. Price: $100, available colors: brown, black and taupe faux suede.

Chinese Laundry "Rainey" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in tan, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Rainey” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($100, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos, Shoes.comls & Chinese Laundry.

Guess “Zafira” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Guess also joined the Stuart Weitzman OTK boot bandwagon and come out with a set of Lowland dupes for $150.

Guess "Zafira" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Guess “Zafira” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($149, Amazon)

Also available at Zappos & Guessls.

G by Guess “Simplee” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): And for all the frugal fashionistas, here’s another Lowland boot look-alike for under $50 (sale price!). By G by Guess. Super steal deal alert!

G by Guess "Simplee" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

G by Guess “Simplee” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($47.99, Amazon)

Also available at Guess Factoryls.

Sam Edelman “Paloma” Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Found yet another great Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupe today! Check out these fab microsuede OTK boots by Sam Edelman. They look so much like the real deal, don’t you think? Available in black or grey for $175.

Sam Edelman "Paloma" Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and grey (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Sam Edelman “Paloma” Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($175, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at Zappos, Shopbopls, Neiman Marcusls, Dillard’s & HSN.

Charles by Charles David “Gunter” Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And here’s another great Lowland boot alternative! It’s by Charles by Charles David and currently on sale for less than $80 at Last Call by Neiman Marcus (retail price: $159) and comes in black, taupe, merlot red or dove grey microsuede.

Charles by Charles David "Gunter" Over the Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Charles by Charles David “Gunter” Over the Knee Boots
($74.98, DSW)

Also available at DSW, Macy’s, Last Call by Neiman Marcusls, Shoes.comls, Amazonamazon, 6pm, HSN & Walmart.

Merona “Gisela” Over the Knee Fashion Boots

Update (08/28/2016): These faux suede OTK boots by Merona are a great and budget-friendly SW Lowland alternative if you don’t want to spend more than $40 on the OTK boot trend.

Merona "Gisela" Over the Knee Fashion Boots in black and grey faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Merona “Gisela” Over the Knee Fashion Boots
($39.99, Target)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yenna” Over The Knee Pointy Toe Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Marc Fisher LTD also came out with a Lowland inspired OTK boot version with a pointed toe. Available in 3 colors for roughly $228.95.

Marc Fisher LTD "Yenna" Over The Knee Pointy Toe Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yenna” Over The Knee Pointy Toe Bootsls
($228.95, Nordstrom)

Also available at Zappos, Lord & Taylorls, Marc Fisherls & Bloomingdale’s.

Sole Society “Valencia” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another great possible SW Lowland alternative are these fab OTK faux suede boots by Sole Society which cost $149.95 and come in either taupe or black.

Sole Society "Valencia" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Sole Society “Valencia” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($149.95, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Lipstik “Magda” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): Spotted this lovely Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot alternative by Lipstik today. So close to the real deal, right? And quite budget-friendly at $149.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Magda" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Lipstik “Magda” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($149.95 AUD, Styletread)

Mollini / Top End “Leer” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): I also stumbled upon this Lowland dupe by Mollini / Top End (seems to be the same boot, just rebranded). Available in black or taupe for $199.95 AUD.

Mollini / Top End "Leer" Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Mollini / Top End “Leer” Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($199.95 AUD, The Styletread)

Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Dolce Vita “Neely” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

My personal favorite first: the “Neely” boot from Dolce Vita, a spot-on “Lowland” dupe with very positive customer reviews for roughly 1/4 of the real deal’s price. At $200, it sure isn’t a steal find and probably won’t be an impulse buy for anyone here, but if you like the style I suggest you better hurry up with your purchase.

Dolce Vita "Neeley" Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Dolce Vita “Neely” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($200, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, 6pm, Dillard’s, Dolce Vita, Shopbopls, Shoes.comls, Lord & Taylorls.

Aldo “Barra” Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Next up is a boot by Aldo. “Barra” is also spot-on in terms of design when compared to the Lowland. It’s $110 cheaper than the Dolce Vita version, but the reviews for this one are also rather mixed. Anyway, if you want to give it a try, these boots come in either taupe or black suede.

Aldo "Barra" Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Aldo “Barra” Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($190, ASOS)

Steve Madden “Odina” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Of course Steve Madden couldn’t miss the opportunity to join in on this knock-off game as well! “Odina”, like the other Lowland look-alikes above, is nearly identical to the real deal, but costs only $149.95 $75 ( on sale!). Though I do have to add that this boot has a fabric upper unlike the dupes above which are made of genuine leather.

Steve Madden "Odina" Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Steve Madden “Odina” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($75, Steve Madden)

Also available at Zalando, Dune London, About You, Sarenza & Next.

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots

Still not in the mood to pay that much for faux leather boots? Well, then how about these Lowland dupes by Choies for a little over $50? Same design, veeeeery different price tag and the customers seem to love this one, too.

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots
($58.99, Choies)

A second, similar version is also available here at Choies #2.

Public Desire “Joy” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

Deal: 10% student discount (excludes sale items)! Worldwide shipping available!

Another budget-friendly option are these faux suede OTK boots I discovered at Public Desire. They’re available in 3 colors and cost under £40 (plus, students get 10% off!). Yay!

Public Desire "Joy" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Public Desire “Joy” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

Schutz “Lois” Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

And lastly, Schutz. Another absolutely fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative for Stuart Weitzman’s “Lowland”. And not too expensive either at $125 (sale price!) as well! Unfortunately though, they’re almost sold out at Shopbop and I couldn’t find any other retailer stocking this beautiful boot (boohoo!).

Schutz "Lois" Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Schutz “Lois” Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($125, Shopbop)

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Update: This post has been updated on December 19, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Great flats are hard to find. Especially ones that will look chic even with work attire. These ballerinas by Valentino are perfect to wear with chic cigarette pants to the office and look just as fantastic with leggings and a tunic on the weekend. The studs give them a little bit of a vampy edge while the color makes fair-skinned legs look longer. There is even a tiny hint of a heel to balance them out and provide an extra bit of polish. But even though they are quite gorgeous, they are also a little too expensive for everyday flats. The concept is not completely lost though; there are at least a couple inspired-by versions out there for way less. Keep scrolling down for more tips and info on where to find them!

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flatsls
($745, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Selfridges, Net-A-Porterls & David Jonesls.

Whitney Port Loves Valentino

Whitney Port wearing black Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Royou Yiuoer Studded Pointy Ballerina Flats

Update (12/19/2017): Royou Yiuoer strikes once again! Found these super spot-on Valentino flat dupes at Amazon which come in 17 different colors, uppers and finishes, are made of leather and cost $65.99. Looks like this could be quite the designer dupe deal!

Royou Yiuoer Studded Pointy Ballerina Flats in black, red and lavender patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Royou Yiuoer Studded Pointy Ballerina Flats 
($65.99, Amazon)

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (03/29/2017): Stumbled upon yet another awesome set of spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes today! They’re by a brand called Katypeny and come in a variety of 16 different color combinations which are all made of faux leather. Price point: $35.99 – $39.99. I wouldn’t expect the highest product quality, but customers seem to be mostly satisfied with their $40 designer alternatives.

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flats (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Katypeny Studded Pointed Toe Flatsamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats

Update (11/28/2016): Just discovered these Valentino Rockstud deadringers by Dame Rose. They’re spot-on and currently on sale for $73. But hurry, only few sizes are left!

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Dame Rose Studded Patent Ballet Flats
($73, YOOX)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (07/20/2016): Spotted another very pretty and very budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud alternative today! Available at SheIn in either black, white rose or hot pink faux patent leather for $23.99! Yay to this steal deal!

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats in patent faux leather (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

SheIn Pointed Toe Studded Flats
($23.99, SheIn)

Also available at Romwe.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Well, hello there, super mega perfect Valentino Rockstud dupes! Kaitlyn Pan strikes again. Absolutely adore these spot-on genuine leather ballet flats which are currently on sale for a little over $100 which I think is a fair price for this kind of quality shoe! Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Pointed Toe Studded Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($103.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.caamazon & Etsy.

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats

Update (02/19/2016): These studded flats by INC International Concepts offer the Valentino look without being an identical knock-off. Available in black or nude for a little over $60 (sale price!).

INC International Concepts "Zabbie" Pointed-Toe Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

INC International Concepts “Zabbie” Pointed-Toe Flats
($62.65, Macy’s)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flats

Update (02/19/2016): Also spotted these amazing Valentino inspired Italian flats by Roberto Festa. At $298 they are everything but a steal (now on sale for $149!), but they are almost $450 $596 cheaper than the real deal and they’re made in Italy afterall, so the quality should be superb. Also available in other colors (Yoox).

Roberto Festa Pointed Toe Studded Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Roberto Festa 6005 Pointed Toe Studded Flatscj
($149, Footnotes)

Also available at Jildor & YOOX.

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (02/19/2016): A more rounded Valentino Rockstud inspired alternative is available by Skechers for under $40.

Skechers "Cleo" Studded Ballet Flats in black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Skechers “Cleo” Studded Ballet Flatsls
($37.95, Shoes.com)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): OMG! I just spotted these cute Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes by Bongo and went almost hysteric when I saw the price. $14.99, people! I think this has to be our cheapest steal find yet. Better snap them up quick, all sizes are still available as I am writing this.

Bongo "MaryKate" Studded Ballet Flats in black and red faux patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Bongo “MaryKate” Studded Ballet Flats
($14.99, Kmart)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flats

Update (08/08/2015): Also discovered these super spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Spurr which come in either nude or black faux patent and retail for $39.95 AUD.

Spurr "Bambi" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Spurr “Bambi” Studded Ballet Flatsls
($39.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flats

Update (06/28/2015): Spotted a Valentino inspired studded flat at Steve Madden today. Available in either black or nude shiny faux leather for $69.99.

Steve Madden "Lansingg" Studded Point-Toe Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Lansingg” Studded Point-Toe Flatsls
($69.99, Steve Madden)

Also available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): More Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes! Aren’t these pointy studded flats by Billini absolutely amazing and spot-on? And the price seems to be reasonable as well. Love!

Billini "Crush" Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in black, nude and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Crush” Pyramid Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($79.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats

Update (05/22/2015): Another lovely Rockstud dupe are these flats by Pink Inc. They’re made of genuine leather and hence are more expensive compared to the faux leather Valentino dupes.

Pink Inc "Bishop" Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Pink Inc “Bishop” Studded Pointed-Toe Ballet Flatsls
($169.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flats

Update (05/19/2015): Stumbled upon these spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Diavolina today. Available in various colors for $79.98 AUD (sale price!).

Diavolina "Miranda" Pyramid Studded Pointed Ballet Flats in black, nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Miranda” Pyramid Studded Pointed Flatsls
($79.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconicls & eBayeBay.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats

Update (04/12/2015): Discovered these fab and spot-on Valentino Rockstud flat look-alikes by Wild Diva Lounge today and instantly had to share them with you.

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats in nude, black and yellow faux patent leather (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Pippa-36 Pyramid Stud Ballerina Flats
($9.99, Shiekh)

Also available at Amazonamazon, eBayeBay, Amazon #2amazon & GoJane.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Here’s another set of lovely pastel-colored Valentino Rockstud dupes by Fanyo for under $20.

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats in pink, mint, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Fanyo Studded Patent Flats
($19.71, YesStyle)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats

Update (01/06/2015): Discovered these fun-colored and super affordable Valentino Rockstud look-alike flats at Charlotte Russe.

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats in neon pink, neon yellow, nude and black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Studded Pointed Toe Flats
($12.99, Charlotte Russe)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats

Update (09/21/2014): Stumbled upon these cute and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for $20! Yay!

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valetino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats
($20.70, GoJane)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals

Update (01/25/2014): Found another great Valentino ballet flat dupe at Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $109 and come in a variety of colors including lavender (my personal fave!), white, pink, green, yellow and more.

Jessica Buurman "CARRIE" Studded Ballet Flat Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats

Update (08/15/2013): Check out these Valentino Rockstud dupes by Ken up which are currently on sale for $38.17 and come in either nude or light blue PU leather.

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude and baby blue patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats
($38.17, Chicwish)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats

Update (04/13/2013): Just stumbled upon these cute and budget-friendly Valentino look-a-likes by Sole Society! Aren’t they lovely? Also available in snakeskin.

Sole Society "Martine" Stud Detail Flats in black and burgundy patent (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats
($49.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats

Update (03/27/2013): Forever 21 have also great Valentino Rockstud flat alternatives which come in 3 different colors. Only $24.80!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats
($24.80, Forever 21)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats

Update (12/27/2012): Just came across these fab Valentino inspired flats by Nine West.

Nine West "Surrender" Studded Flats in red and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats
($39.99, Nine West)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats

This first version by C Label has the same studs as the original as well as the beautiful overall shape and construction. The small difference is their slightly higher heel which I love because even though flats are phenomenal for long days on your feet, that extra half inch goes a long way. But that definitely wouldn’t change how you’d wear them; they would still be perfect with skinny or tailored boot cut trousers and a feminine blouse for work. Just throw on a colorful cardigan and instantly feel inspired by a fresh new take on a little 1950’s glamour.

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flatsamazon
($11.99, Amazon)

GoJane Studded Flats

The second option we found is from GoJane, and at under $25 for the pair, you can be sure you’re getting a steal. This style works especially well when worn with jeans and a tee for running errands or grabbing brunch or coffee over the weekend with friends. The cut of the shoe is the exactly same as the designer version, the only difference is the hardware and studs, which are more modest in design. But while the other styles might be dressier, these still look sharp and classic; plus your feet will thank you for giving them a day of rest once in a while.

GoJane Studded Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Flats
($23.40, GoJane)

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