We’ve featured quite a number of Christian Louboutin shoes here on InTheirCloset and I think that’s because, other than being extremely popular with our readers, they are also what I would classify as “classic”. Louboutin pumps range from demure to over the top but almost all of them feel timeless. CL’s “Claudia” ankle-strap sandals are no exception. They are simply a new take on a tried and true shoe. Look how beloved these are by hollywood starlets and Playboy bunnies alike. You’d probably have to be either or both to swing that price tag though.
Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals, $985 || Neiman Marcus
Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin
Celebs such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Megan Fox, Jennifer Morrison and Holly Madison have been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Claudia Ankle Strap Sandals.
M. Gemi Amare Ankle Strap Pumps
Update (12/18/2015): 4 years after the last find, I’ve discovered these amazing, handcrafted “Made in Italy” beauties by M. Gemi which are an absolutely fabulous alternative to the pricey Louboutins above. Available in black patent or gold for $198.
M. Gemi Amare Ankle Strap Pumps, 198 || M. Gemi
Nine West Freespirit Ankle Strap Pumps
Update (12/23/2011): And here’s a gold glitter version of the CL Claudia heel by Nine West. A very fitting shoe for NYE, don’t you agree? :-)
Nine West Freespirit Ankle Strap Pumps, 119 || Nine West
Rockport Sasha Ankle Strap Pumps
Update (05/16/2011): Just came across another Louboutin Claudia look-alike by Rockport. Available in black or white patent.
Rockport Sasha Ankle Strap Pumps, 44.99 || Amazon
Ivanka Trump Bulbli Ankle Strap Sandals
Update (12/14/2010): Well, well. Seems like Ivanka Trump can add shoe designer to her resume now?! Or maybe not because her Bulbli sandals look like spot-on clones of Louboutin’s Claudias though I must admit they have the much nicer price tag. Available in black, red or graphite patent.
Ivanka Trump Bulbli Ankle Strap Sandals, 112.49 || Nordstrom
ALDO Brodigan Ankle Strap Sandals
Thank you, ALDO, for bringing us a shoe both lovely and affordable. No, my friends, you will not be able to show off that red sole, but if it’s class you’re looking for, look no further. ALDO’s Brodigan pump is the versatile, cocktail pump you’ve been looking for minus the hefty price tag. *Ding Ding* We have a winner! Also available in a great nude color.
ALDO Brodigan Ankle Strap Sandals, $34.98 || ALDO