The Valentino Rockstud pump. Neiman Marcus has deemed it a shoe icon and really, who could disagree? Its simple, elegant, and rock-and-roll all at once. It's a shoe with amazing versatility and I for one wouldn't be opposed to owning a pair in every color. The only problem is the price tag. While some will say these shoes are worth paying almost $1,000 for the name, quality, and durability, not everyone can convince themselves to splurge quite that much. Luckily, an iconic design like this was bound to be adapted by more affordable designers and brands and we've got the best of the best right here.
Whether you're looking for flats, t-straps, or pumps, there is a Valentino Rockstud adaptation for everyone. My favorite? The BCBG Darron pump. They are by far one of the most comfortable pairs shoes I've ever owned and the heel is a reasonable 3' - perfect for all day wear.
So for those ladies who are ready to splurge and those who would rather save, check out the options below. Now the only real decision is what color are you going to get??
The Look for Less
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