Knockoffs aren’t a new thing, but we thought it would be good to point out a few today in case you’re craving for some designer footwear. After all, times are tough and we have to make the most of every penny we earn. The money you spend on, say, a pair of Valentino Rockstud pumps can be used for more important things like rent and gas. Knockoffs are a godsend if you think about it. They give you the look without the unnecessary damage that goes with purchasing expensive shoes.
Check out these 5 shoe styles that will give you the fix in case you’re craving for their designer counterparts. Would you wear these, or would you rather just buy something else?
1. Dollhouse Studded Stunner Pointy-Toe Flats, $25.90
These studded flats remind us a lot of Valentino’s Rockstud ballet flats. They’re not exact copies, but the concept and the silhouette are close. Besides, at $25.90, how can you go wrong?
2. Qupid Kirby Snake Strappy Sandals, $29.90
These sandals remind us a lot of the Isabel Marant Caroll Elvis sandals we saw on a couple of celebrities last year (or was it last season?). The style is already sold out online, but if you wanted those but could not afford them, here is your chance to get the look for a lot less.
Isabel Marant Caroll Elvis Strappy Studded Sandals, $1,035 (sold out)
3. Shoe Republic Nadia Lace-Up Pumps, $37.20
These lace-ups remind us a lot of Olivia Palermo’s Aquazzura lace-up sandals. In fact, Aquazzura actually has the closed-toe version as well, and they look almost like these Nadia pumps from Shoe Republic. In other words, if you’re craving for some Aquazzura lace-ups but don’t want to splurge, these are the perfect stand-ins.
4. Shoe Republic Shadow Snake Open-Toe Heels, $44.20
This is probably the nth time a shoe label has copied those Giuseppe Zanotti curved-metal-strap sandals. But this version from Republic is probably the cheapest you can find. And, hey, they don’t look so bad, do they? In fact, they’re very party-worthy.
5. Jaime-2 High-Top Studded Lace-Up Sneakers, $22.80
If you want but can’t afford those studded Giuseppe Zanotti sneakers that retail at a whopping $1,750, you can grab the Jaime-2 sneakers instead. They don’t have the spikes and crystals, but they’re just as studded. Plus, at $22, they actually look pretty decent. Would you agree?