These Balenciaga studded gladiator sandals have been around for a long time, but are now right on trend with the current rise of fashionable slide sandals. They feature Balenciaga’s signature Giant studs in either gold- or silvertone, come in various colors and finishes, have a comfortable 0.8″ stacked heel and – unfortunately – a rather hefty price tag of almost $800. These would be a great buy if you’re looking for a slide sandal that you can wear every day, but which will also give your outfit a bit of an edge and some punk rock glam on top. That is, if you have the shopping funds to afford these, of course.
Balenciaga Giant Studded Sandal Slides, $795 || Net-A-Porter
Olivia Miller Livin My Best Life Studded Slide Sandals
When I first saw these studded slides by Olivia Miller I knew these would serve as a great look for less alternative to the Balenciaga sandals above. The studs may not be as big and boldly arranged as on the real deal, but the overall design is still very much in tune with Balenciaga’s iconic Giant sandals, don’t you agree? They come in black or white faux leather for a steal price of $24.99. What a bargain!
Olivia Miller Livin My Best Life Studded Slide Sandals, $24.99 || DSW
Also available at Groupon.
Dune London Nell Stud Embellished Mule Sandals
Another cute Balenciaga inspired studded sandal option are these slides by Dune London. Again, the stud detailing is not a spot-on match, but for less than 1/10 of the real deal’s price, I’m not one to complain. These come in black, white and tan leather and are on sale for $64 (plus, also available in a wide fit).
Dune London Nell Stud Embellished Mule Sandals, $64 || Dune London
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