Valentino Rockstud Look-a-likes

I’ve finally found it – a nearly perfect copycat to the covet-worthy Valentino Rockstud pumps.  I’ve wanted the Valentino beauties for about forever now, but with a pretty hefty price tag, it just never really seemed attainable.  I’ve seen a few copies here and there that were o-kay; mostly the trouble was, they tried too hard.

valentino rockstud studded pumps heels

But then came the Sam Edelman Ollie T-strap Pumps, and I was sold.  They are perfectly similar to the Valentino Rockstuds, but not too similar; a.k.a., just right.  The Sam Edelman version has a similar pointed toe silhouette with a three strap buckle closure and a comfortable low heel, plus those studs. There are obviously some differences, but I think this budget-friendly version has the desired effect.

Valentino Rockstud Studded Heels Look-a-lik Copycat Budget

Truth be told:  I’ll probably always crave the Valentinos, but these Sam Edelmans seem like a perfectly good start!


UPDATE: Just found the BCBGeneration Darron Pump, one of the best Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes I have seen to date. They come in a variety of colors, have a 3½” covered heel, all of the right style and studs with a fun twist on the strap design, and according to reviews, are totally comfortable.


Images via Pursuit of Shoes // Lollipuff



  1. Bonnie

    Thank you for finding these! I love the Rockstuds but as a sad, poor law student they are completely unobtainable. The Sam Edelman’s however seem like the perfect birthday gift to myself. 🙂


    • Lexi

      haha, I feel your pain! And happy almost Birthday! 🙂

  2. I saw these in Nordstrom this weekend and I did a double take! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It really means a lot! Love your site! 🙂

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    • Lexi

      Aww of course! And yours is adorable too! 🙂

    • Lexi

      Trust me – I was too! 🙂

    • Lexi

      So glad you like? Aren’t they pretty? #shoelove

  3. Kodi

    I love the Sam Edelman ones too! The black ones are treasured in my closet right now.

  4. Oh my these are gorj!! And yes certainly attainable…hmm now about that tax return.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

    • Lexi

      haha, genius idea!

  5. Ashley

    those sam edelmans are definitely a great alternative!

    xo SideSmile,
    SideSmile Style

  6. OK! So!!!! I am so glad I pop open your email-becuase this was JUST the TIP I needed today Sam Edlemans are a good fit for my foot!

    • Lexi

      Awesome! They do make amazing shoes!

    • Lexi

      I adore a high heel but there is something about that lower heel that I love!

  7. Rachelle

    I love these Sam Edelmans but I was able to compare them side by side and I know that I would always crave the Valentinos and that makes me so sad 🙁

    • Lexi

      haha, I think these are a good in-between, or at least, while you wait for the splurge! 🙂

  8. Tori

    I’ve been craving the Valentino’s forever too, who hasn’t!? These are a great substitute, and I actually like that they don’t have the pyramid studs because they not trying too hard to be just like the originals.

    • Lexi

      I totally agree! I actually like that the stud is different – it’s still it’s own shoe.

  9. Lauren

    WIN! thanks for this Lexi!

    • Lexi

      Happy to help!

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