You have all seen images, I’m sure, of the beautiful Valentino Rockstud.
In my opinion it is a shoe that is a simply stunning combination of edginess, simplicity and refinement. But expensive.
Now you can get a version at high street prices thanks to Sam Edelman.
First I tried a version of the stiletto in Nordstrom – unfortunately the vamp is too low and narrow for me, and my pesky little toe wouldn’t oblige. Still they are gorgeous and I was very sad to have to leave them behind.
I have, however, ordered the sandal version.
Here’s the Valentino:
And the Sam Edelman Gabriela, available in nude, black and pewter:
This next sandal that caught my eye is actually incredibly reminiscent of this Isabel Marant sandal from last year:
The Sam Edelman Dion is available in black, nude, tan and off white. I love the thong strap and I’ll be trying this as soon as I see it in store:
So there we go – call it a copy or a tribute, I’ll be rocking the Sam Edelman version of the Rockstud this summer! I’m more than happy to wear a good imitation and Sam Edelman’s shoes have always served me well.
T-shirt – AllSaints Tiko t-shirt // Sneakers – Golden Goose // Pants – Zara (old) // Bag – Boden Canonbury clutch (on sale)
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