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Update: This post has been updated on October 25, 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.

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

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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)

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 “LTDAYS” at checkout to get 15% off regular and sale items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through October 29th, 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?, 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 March 15, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Can we all agree that Prada has created the perfect nude barely-there strappy sandal here? I absolutely love this minimalistic high heel. The stiletto and the thin straps look incredibly sexy because they expose large parts of your foot (be sure to have a pedicure before wearing such baring heels) and the shoe itself is a real wardrobe joker as it can be worn with anything in your wardrobe from a dressy dress to a casual jeans. Well, that is as long as you have $690 to spend on them.

Prada Thin-Strap High Heel Sandals in nude

Prada Thin-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($690, Bergdorf Goodman)

Siren “Kari” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (03/15/2016): Spotted another fabulous Prada look for less alternative. These ankle strap stiletto sandals by Siren are currently on sale for under $80 AUD and come in either nude, black or silver.

Siren "Kari" Ankle Strap Sandals in nude (Prada dupes)

Siren “Kari” Ankle Strap Sandals
($74.98, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes & The Iconic.

Aldo “Creason” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Update (01/04/2014): Came across these lovely ankle strap heels at Aldo today and they instantly reminded me of the Prada high heel sandals above. So lovely, aren’t they? And also available in an array of different colors: black, cognac, blush, silver, turquoise and yellow.

Aldo "Creason" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in cognac (Prada knockoffs)

Aldo “Creason” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($80, Aldo)

Fergie “Roxanne” High Heel Sandals

Update (02/22/2013): Well, hello there “Roxanne” by Fergie. You look like Prada’s little sister! Available in 13 different colors including mint, nude, black, neon yellow, silver and pink. Absolutely love these!

Fergie "Roxanne" High Heel Sandals in coral (Prada look-alikes)

Fergie “Roxanne” High Heel Sandalsamazon
($43.45, Amazon)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Genesis” Ankle Strap High Heels

Update (02/22/2013): Also found this great and super budget-friendly Prada alternative by Touch Ups. Only $52.95!

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk "Genesis" Ankle Strap High Heels in nude (Prada look-a-likes)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Genesis” Ankle Strap High Heelsls
($52.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shoes.comcj & Onlineshoes.com.

KORS Michael Kors “Mikaela” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (02/22/2013): Not exactly a steal, but these KORS Michael Kors heels look almost identical to the original Pradas. And these are also available in a lustworthy hot pink metallic color!

KORS Michael Kors "Mikaela" Ankle Strap Sandals in black patent (Prada look-a-likes)

KORS Michael Kors “Mikaela” Ankle Strap Sandalscj
($123.75, Shopbop)

Steve Madden “ROSELAND” Ankle Strap Sandals

If you don’t have the funds to get the real Pradas, then these shiny nude heels by Steve Madden are the next best thing around. Also available in black patent leather.

Steve Madden "ROSELAND" Ankle Strap Sandals in blush leather (Prada knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ROSELAND” Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($29.99, Steve Madden)

Tony Bianco “Katia” High Heel Sandals

Tony Bianco‘s “Katia” high heel sandal looks very much like Prada’s doppelgänger but costs a whole lot less. Also available in 6 other beautiful colors including gold, silver and rosegold (my personal favorite!).

Tony Bianco "Katia" High Heel Sandals in black (Prada knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Katia” High Heel Sandals
($74.98 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, StyleTread, Zappos, Shoes.com, Shopbop, Steve Madden, The Iconic

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Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Christian Louboutin, StyleTread

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Update: This post has been updated on May 27, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Fabulous shoe, meet my readers; readers, meet fabulous shoe aka the Shark-Lock Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals from Givenchy. I’ll always have a soft spot for Givenchy (and their shoes in particular), but this sleek, perfectly shaped high heel with the iconic shark-lock clasp that has become sort of Givenchy’s signature detail lately, has probably been my absolute favorite from their last couple of collections. You just can’t go wrong with a fabulous like this one, assuming you can foot the bill, of course. In this case, $975.

Givenchy Shark-Lock Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in black

Givenchy Shark-Lock Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($975, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker & MyTheresa.

Siren “Rainer” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/27/2015): Siren.

Siren "Rainer" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in black (Givenchy Shark knockoffs)

Siren “Rainer” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals
($50.99, The Iconic)

Steve Madden “MAYVEN” Ankle Strap Sandals

Not feeling like spending 1k on shoes? Well, how about $38.99 instead? Steve Madden‘s “MAYVEN” ankle strap heels will give you a very similar Givenchy look for roughly 4% of the real deal’s price. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Steve Madden "MAYVEN" Ankle Strap Sandals in nude, black and red (Givenchy Shark Tooth knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MAYVEN” Ankle Strap Sandalsamazon
($38.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Nasty Galls & LuLu*s.

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Update: This post has been updated on May 16, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember falling in love with these Barbara Bui gladiator platforms sometime last year. They were first featured in various fashion editorials, a few weeks later I rediscovered them while flipping through Barbara Bui’s Summer 2008 collection lookbook. Sadly, I never saw them being up for sale somewhere (on- and offline) and I was so dying to get a pair like this. By now there are some pretty good “inspired by“-alternatives out there, so if you like the Barbara Bui platforms, go get your own pair of knockoffs

Barbara Bui Summer 2008 Gladiator Platforms

Black Rooster “Starla” Gladiator Platforms

UPDATE (05/16/2011): More than 2 years later I’ve found yet another Barbara Bui look-a-like by Black Rooster. Available in black, white, tan and gold.

Black Rooster "Starla" Gladiator Platforms in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Black Rooster “Starla” Gladiator Platformsamazon
($99, Amazon)

Chinese Laundry “Bounty” Platforms

Chinese Laundry jumps on the bandwagon of Barbara Bui look-a-likes with their “Bounty” gladiator sandals.

Chinese Laundry "Bounty" Platforms

Chinese Laundry “Bounty” Platformscj
($124.99, Heels.com)

Dollhouse “Simone” Huarache Platforms

A great alternative for even more less is this Dollhouse knockoff. Score them at around $60 either in black, brown or tan.

Dollhouse Simone Platform Hurachi

Dollhouse “Simone” Platform Hurachi
($62.98, LoveMyShoes)

Steven by Steve Madden “TESSAA” Platforms

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “WINTER20” to get 20% OFF all orders of $100 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 12/31/2012. Some exclusions apply.

Of course Steve Madden could not pass up on coming up with a Barbara Bui inspired version as well. His “TESSAA” gladiators are a little pricey, but still a lot cheaper than the originals.

Steve Madden "TESSAA" Gladiator Platforms

Steven by Steve Madden “TESSAA” Platformsls
($189.95, Steve Madden)

Siren Shoes “Wave” Platforms

Australian fashionistas can also be stylish on a budget by grabbing these super close Barbara Bui knockoffs by Siren Shoes.

Siren Shoes "Wave" Gladiator Platforms

Siren Shoes “Wave” Platforms
(AUD$139.95, Siren Shoes)

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