Splurge vs. Steal: Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump

It’s time for another edition of Splurge vs. Steal! This time with the infamous Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pump. Valentino first introduced the Rockstud pumps in Fall 2010 and they have been a hit with celebrities ever since. The Rockstud pumps are appealing due to their edgy studs and variety of heel and color options. Celebrities such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Ashanti, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Olivia Palermo, Ashley Tisdale, Garcelle Beauvais, Megan Fox and Emma Stone have sported Valentino’s Rockstud pumps on the red carpet and out on the town.

Valentino Rockstud collage

The Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Pumps  and the kitten heel Rockstud Pumps are available for a mere $995. It only makes sense that BCBG has designed a great look for less since Lubov Azria, the owner and chief creative officer of BCBG Max Azria has 12 different pairs of Valentino Rockstud Pumps! The BCBGeneration Darron Pump is available at DSW for only $79.95, which is a steal in my opinion. They have even offered a few different colors in case you can’t settle on just one.

Valentino Rockstud Steal

UPDATE: I got the BCBG Darron Pumps for myself and I love them! They are really comfortable and go with most everything.

BCBG Collage

Do you have a splurge that you want me to find a steal for? Let me know in the comments. Or let me know if you find another steal for the Valentino Rockstud T-Strap.

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  1. Good deal for the BCBG ones. I tend to not spend that much money on shoes but $80 for heels isn’t too bad.
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  2. Cute shoe 🙂 I think all I wear is flip flops in the summer, and waterproof boots in the winter!
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  3. I actually like the steal better–maybe it’s bc I’m so cheap 🙂 Those are adorable! I’m hoping someday I’ll wear heels again. Whenever I put them on, my girls call me Princess Mommy.
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  4. crystal says:

    I wish I was talented to walk in heels. I’m a klutz and they kill my feet.

  5. Look really classy! Girls will love any of them.
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  6. I think these are definitely comparable, both have similar looks and likely both uncomfortable but sometimes the occasion or outfit calls for it!
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  7. What a difference in price for practically the same shoe. I don’t do hears though.