Real vs. Steal – Prada Studded Cross Strap Platform Sandals

by Vahni on September 9, 2010

UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 09, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I just adore a studded shoe. Well, truth be told, I’m loving a studded anything right about now. Thankfully there are more options this century than there were in the last one—we’ve moved beyond Bedazzler hideousness and full-on rocker paraphernalia. This lovely Prada sandal is a fab example of studs done right. There’s a hint of rebellion, but also a sort of 40s sensibility in the shape and structure of this shoe.

Prada Studded Suede Cross Strap Platform Sandals in black

Prada Studded Suede Cross Strap Platform Sandalscj
($636, Bluefly)

Celebrities Love Prada

Carey Mulligan & Anna Dello Russo wearing black suede Prada Studded Cross Strap Platform Sandals

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XOXO “Hollywood” Platform Sandals

UPDATE (09/09/2010): And here’s the first suede Prada look-a-like by XOXO. It comes in either black or blue faux suede.

XOXO "Hollywood" Platform Sandals in black suede (Prada knockoffs)

XOXO “Hollywood” Platform Sandalsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Type Z “Neva” Studded Sandals

UPDATE (07/21/2010): Found another absolutely fabulous Prada look-a-like by Type Z. Available in black or silver.

Type Z "Neva" Studded Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

Type Z “Neva” Studded Sandalscj
($100, Zappos)

N.Y.L.A. “Naigel” Studded Platform Sandals

Yes, it’s true: celebrities (and even us mere mortals) love Prada. But the thought of stepping in a puddle or a crack while wearing a $636 suede-covered heel? Uh, I know that’s an idea I don’t love. If you’re of the same ilk, allow me to introduce “Naigel” by N.Y.L.A.. Now you can have all the studded, criss-crossed moxie of the Prada version, in a more resilient and less-expensive leather pair.

N.Y.L.A. "Naigel" Studded Platform Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Naigel” Studded Platform Sandalsamazon
($64.88, Amazon)

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