Real vs. Steal – Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Platform Pumps

by Irina on June 2, 2011

Update: This post has been updated on March 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m pretty sure these Christian Louboutin heels will polarize. You either love or hate them! There’s no question about these being borderline fetish; many refer to these extreme platform pumps as “stripper heels” which is also kind of true since they do have a heavy resemblance with the footwear strippers usually wear, only I do think these have a lot more class. We received a few requests from our readers who asked us to find a budget-friendly alternative, so keep on reading to get your Louboutin fix 4 less. Feel free to chime in on whether you think these are a do or a don’t.

Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Platform Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Platform Pumpsls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

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Penny Sue “Loyalty” Snake-Stamped Extreme Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/16/2014): Came across these lovely and colorful Louboutin dupes by Penny Sue today. And they’re quite affordable, too.

Penny Sue "Loyalty" Snake-Stamped Extreme Platform Pumps (Christian Louboutin Lady Daf Python knockoffs)

Penny Sue “Loyalty” Snake-Stamped Extreme Platform Pumpscj
($74.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Carvela “Active” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (06/02/2011): Just stumbled upon these super fab platforms by UK shoe brand Carvela. I think they’re a great alternative if you’re craving the Louboutin look. Available in black or nude patent.

Carvela "Active" Platform Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Daf knockoffs)

Carvela “Active” Platform Pumpsjavari
(£100, Javari.co.uk)

Bordello by Pleaser Teeze-07 Platform Pumps

These Bordello by Pleaser platform pumps have been around way longer than the Louboutins, so maybe Louboutin took his inspiration from these rather than the other way round? They are borderline stripperish (more so if you consider all the other shoe styles from this line), but now that Louboutin has made stripper heels red carpet acceptable you might get away wearing these. Available in 17 (!) different colors, materials & finishes. Sequined, lace-covered, glittered… basically anything your heart could wish for.

Bordello by Pleaser Teeze-07 Platform Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Lady Daf knockoffs)

Bordello by Pleaser Teeze-07 Platform Pumpsls
($67.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShiekhShoescj & Buy.comls.

Chinese Laundry “Keep It Real” Platform Pumps

These Chinese Laundry heels have a few differences, but I’m still pretty sure Louboutin’s Lady Daf heels were the inspiration to these platforms. The platform here is super sick, right? Available in black or white.

Chinese Laundry "Keep It Real" Platform Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Lady Daf knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Keep It Real” Platform Pumpscj
($129.95, Chinese Laundry)

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  • Eliana

    Omg I love these shoes, and i totally forgot about the pleaser shoe line that totally looks alike. Thanks!!!

  • What do you call it when the toe is so chunky like that?

  • L. Moore

    Sergio Zelcer Women’s Wood Platform Pump is the best version I have seen so far.

  • Bakersshoes.com Just added a shoe (ROSALIND
    by H by Halston) that looks just like this!! you should do an update 🙂

  • Renee

    Steve Madden strikes again…. VIKTOREE http://www.stevemadden.com/Item.aspx?id=58875&np=127_282-163_382 for $130

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