Sometimes I wonder if you guys like anything else besides Valentino‘s Rockstud collection? We get so many daily requests for Valentino shoes and the Rockstud dupe blog posts are always among the most popular ones here on this blog, so I guess you must really love yourself some Valentino Rockstud goodness. I’m pretty sure the Rockstud collection is Valentino’s bread-and-butter with regard to their sales volume. Over the years, I’ve lost count how many different Rockstud variations and styles have been released by Valentino. The number could be easily in the hundreds. And since mules have become so en vogue lately, it didn’t take Valentino too long to alter their classic Rockstud pump into a cute little caged slip-on mule on a 3 1/2″ heel. Cute, yes, but also very expensive at $875.
Valentino Rockstud Cage Mules, $875 || Nordstrom
Siren Brooke Studded Cage Mule Pumps
The closest Valentino dupe I could find for these Rockstud mules comes from Australian footwear brand Siren. I’m not a fan of the rounded heel, but the overall design does resemble the high-end designer version a lot, don’t you think? They’re available in black or nude leather for AUD $169.95. Use promo code SAVE10 when you spend AUD $120 for 10% off, get 15% off with code SAVE15 when you spend AUD $150 or 20% off with code SAVE20 when you spend AUD $200 at Siren.
Siren Brooke Studded Cage Mule Pumps, AUD $169.95 || Siren
Shein Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Mules
Looking for something cheaper? Then have a look at these adorable $24 patent kitten heel studded mules I found at Shein. They’re heavily inspired by the original Valentino Rockstuds, but cost only a fraction of the real deal’s price. Probably not a high quality dupe, but good enough for a few seasons I guess.
Shein Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Mules, $24 || SheIn
Also available at Romwe.
Image source(s): Nordstrom, Siren, SheIn