Thursday, October 7, 2010

Valentino – Shoe of the Season, Paris


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  1. Kesia

    October 7, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I love them! The studs are absolutely gorgeous :)

  2. Tiffany's Small World

    October 7, 2010 at 3:36 am

    love the shoes!

  3. ada

    October 7, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I literally gasped. They will be mine.

  4. tiffany.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:37 am

    oh wow. i do enjoy them on the "dark" legs :))


  5. pRiyA

    October 7, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Oh my Gad! Gasp!! I want these!!!

  6. PaolinaBM

    October 7, 2010 at 3:41 am

    OMG i just saw these shoes at Valentino and I fell in love with them!!! They're simply amazing! I want them!!

    Check out my blog!!

  7. Barbie Turique

    October 7, 2010 at 3:42 am

    no high hells??? :-)
    they are very beautiful of course, specially the light ones

  8. Rana

    October 7, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Love it over the dark tights. And they look relatively comfortable too!

  9. cocokate

    October 7, 2010 at 3:42 am

    i want

  10. Simone

    October 7, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I spotted these too the other day, thrilled that you did too :)

    They are GORGEOUS!!

  11. eli

    October 7, 2010 at 3:45 am

    They're so fierce yet romantic…perfection!


  12. Isis Diaz

    October 7, 2010 at 3:52 am

    They look awesome, is this the return of the pointy shoe? did it ever leave though? Nice job! LOve the pink ones

  13. Des Histoires de Pieds...

    October 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    So cute… The shoes!!! :)

  14. S.

    October 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

    I like them, hate the heels though.

  15. scherna

    October 7, 2010 at 3:57 am

    lovely legs.
    pity about the shoes.

    • Maria

      March 20, 2017 at 11:47 am

      I agree. Kitten heels are so dainty and sexy. Much sexier and more youthful and flattering then ugly stilettos.

  16. frozen fashion

    October 7, 2010 at 4:02 am


    Just my luck, I can't ever wear this style of shoe. Most peculiar, my feet hurt wearing this style more than any shoe. I just can't wear it. Even 4 inch heals don't hurt as much, oh well. I still lust them:)

  17. sphisticate

    October 7, 2010 at 4:03 am

    kitten heel! thank you

  18. Sascha

    October 7, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Besides being a total studs-aholic, for shoes as gorgeous as these I might even embrace kitten heels. Totally to die for.

  19. Sara @ Purses Pastries Etc...

    October 7, 2010 at 4:22 am

    I saw Alexa Chung wearing these and fell in love with them!

  20. Ronisha

    October 7, 2010 at 4:30 am

  21. Rosa&Carlotta

    October 7, 2010 at 4:32 am

    gorgeous shoes!!

    Check out our fashion illustrations at ! = )



    October 7, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Sexy,punk,femenine¡love it

  23. elleandco

    October 7, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Alexa Chung wears these, love them !!

  24. Nolita

    October 7, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Seems like everybody loves these shoes!

    –Nolita Vintage–

  25. Tina

    October 7, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Gawd! I would kill to have those shoes! Fabulous!

  26. Miss Molly

    October 7, 2010 at 4:54 am

    So true, have seen these babies every where!

  27. A Girl, A Style

    October 7, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Are those Garance's legs on the left? I absolutely love these shoes. Although I do think one needs to have the legs of a racehorse to be able to pull them off without getting 'cankles'.

    Miss B xx

  28. Julia

    October 7, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Valentino is Valentino!!!

  29. Minnie

    October 7, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Don't like them! the studs don't match with the pointed toe and the kitten heel… and haven't we been there not too long ago!

  30. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 5:04 am

    yay real shoes not objects of torture even a cart horse like me could walk in these

  31. SabinePsynopsis

    October 7, 2010 at 5:18 am

    They look fabulous, but I can feel corns growing on my feet just thinking of them. Ouch!


    October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

    fab,,,absolutely gorgeous

  33. Vikki

    October 7, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Amazing shoese! Would love me a pair!! :)


  34. Eilish

    October 7, 2010 at 5:38 am

    wow.. amazing shoes !

  35. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 5:45 am

    they're really nice, i just wish they weren't kitten heels…people with bigger legs, like me, cannot pull it off.

  36. diane

    October 7, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Very ladylike.

  37. *Liya*

    October 7, 2010 at 5:53 am

    oh gawwd.. there goes my credit card.. up in flames again..

  38. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 6:24 am

    The return of the pointy!

  39. Anastasia

    October 7, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Oh my god! These photos have made my day!

    I've gone from ecstasy, drooling, to peace of mind knowing I won't be able to afford them:)


  40. d.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:44 am

    oh! love it.

  41. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 6:53 am

    So pretty. Love the return of heels that I can actually walk around New York in, without having to take a cab if I'm going more than 10 feet away!

  42. duckalicious

    October 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I don't hate them.

  43. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I dont know what's so great about these shoes.Looks like in chains. Am I the only one who really dislikes them? Imo something is wrong with the proportions

  44. Mod'elle pop

    October 7, 2010 at 7:35 am

    i don't like…
    first time in sartorialist

  45. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 7:40 am

    @5:45 they have it in higher heels, they're nicer imo.

  46. Stephon

    October 7, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Im not a fan of them !! Not so good for me…

  47. Dana

    October 7, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I love these shoes. I can see Anna Wintour wearing them and of course I would own a pair if I wasn't spending money on my business and saving for a house. But I digress. It is refreshing to see a classic heel come back and at a reasonable height.

  48. taylor

    October 7, 2010 at 8:17 am

    LOVE these Valentino shoes – how they are soft and feminine, but with an edge! Great images.

  49. Laura Harris

    October 7, 2010 at 8:27 am

    what shoes are these? never seen it. hmmm im not really into kitten heels and pointed toe. xxx

  50. Slam

    October 7, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Now those are some foot candy worthy of my collection!

  51. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 9:09 am

  52. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Wow – shoes that are beautiful that I could actually walk in. Love These!

  53. Maryanne

    October 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

    had it not been for the studs and the bondage element of the ankle straps this shoe would have still be lingering on the shelf.

  54. LondonWallah

    October 7, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Love the shoes…. but not sure the lower heel height is that flattering for not-so-shapely legs???? Would prefer them either high or flat, not this in-between

  55. HellsBells

    October 7, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Siiigh. I'm so tired of studs. They're everywhere, on everything and everyone. The thrill is gone…

  56. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I am in love. I want!


    October 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I love the ankle straps and studs!

  58. Wicked Black

    October 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    ugly & tacky

  59. MandG

    October 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Way too much going on with these shoes. Trashy and cheap looking, imo.

  60. Best of Beehive

    October 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Those are some flashy sandals. Not sure about the studs, but I love the flashy shape and low heel.

  61. fashionslap

    October 7, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Didn't Alexa Chung have these on the other day? I don't like them they make the foot look huge.

  62. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    See? Lower heels can be done! Nice, sexy and very cool!

  63. dionysha

    October 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    hm, hopefully it's just A trend, cause I don't like shoes like that

  64. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Wow, those are the first designer shoes I've seen that I love. They actually look wearable! If only they were affordable…

  65. Shamini

    October 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    absolutely gorgeous!

  66. Allen - East Hampton

    October 7, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    very smart.

  67. Sing

    October 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Love them, not so tough studs.

  68. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    what will happen for those who have grown addicted to having an additional seven inches of leg length?


    October 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Very beautiful.
    Ciao Daniela

  70. Sian

    October 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I agree with the few people who don't like them. The pointy toes with the studs somehow don't work for me. And they're sooo costumey, Cruella DeVille.

  71. Rachael

    October 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

  72. Stephanie

    October 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Dont like at all! maybe without the studs

  73. Tristan

    October 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Yes, finally bring back the streamline shoes for women! The elegant look is extremely desirable to me.

  74. princess glee

    October 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I'll just sit quietly and wait 'till Baker's knocks them off.

  75. - GraceCarolina

    October 7, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I love these shoes! I would wear the beige-coloured pair in the bottom photo.

  76. Liz S

    October 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I like them also–something edgy yet traditional and soft about them. However, they will be old hat and overkilled very quickly if everyone starts wearing them, like in these photos. Sort of the shame of appealing beautiful and popular things.

  77. M

    October 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Normally I’m not a huge fan of kitten heels but these work for me, maybe it’s the studs + color + material….dunno but I want a pair.


  78. wordbyjessie

    October 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    i loved this show. it was sooooo fabulous. the use of color was incredible. they do it again!!!!

  79. Vava

    October 7, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    OMG………I want.

  80. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    a quick check online….Bergdorf's doesn't have them. Sak's has the flat version, but god love Neiman's they have them in 2 colors!

    Excellent for them.

  81. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    YES YES YES! I loved these shoes the instant I saw them at Valentino. I wish with all my heart I could have the flats. The first black and white pair is stunning!

  82. ADJ

    October 7, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    these shoes are delicious!

  83. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Gladiator, kitten heel, pump.

  84. The Goodie Closet

    October 8, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Love it, rock meets kitten heels!

  85. lna

    October 8, 2010 at 5:19 am

    like rubber wrapped around ur toes then pulled to shackle ur ankles.


  86. Charlotte K

    October 8, 2010 at 7:04 am

    How lovely. What an improvement on the hooves we've been seeing lately.

  87. ILE

    October 8, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Who are they? They look amazing!


  88. Nina Bonita

    October 8, 2010 at 8:32 am

    It's like a cross between gladiator shoes and pumps. I can't stop looking at them.

  89. 82Brute

    October 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I love everything but the pinpointy toe. A slightly more open curve on the toe would have given them more umph.

  90. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Horribles shoes!

  91. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    For the right legs…tres magnifique.

  92. Valentine

    October 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    I'm not liking them. They look uncomfortable, and for me there's always been something markedly trashy about kitten heels. What particularly bothers me is that the ridiculously sharp point at the toe and low heel really elongate women's feet. This is just a really bizarre, impractical trend to me. I can already pinpoint ten areas where these would chafe and ache, and I feel that the ankle straps really cut off the leg and make it appear shorter. In my opinions these are not pretty, not flattering, and not practical.

    • Joesephine

      March 20, 2017 at 11:58 am

      They are very comfortable, and in my opinion very classy. They are the best of two worlds. Regular stiletto high heels make all women walk in tiny, mincing steps. Men know that if a woman wears really high heels, that she is trying very hard to get their attention in a desperate way. This is why men always make fun of women wearing high heels. They give a sort of slightly over the hill New Yorker who thinks she is hot, but really is sad( kind of like Sex in the City bunch). Having worn kitten heels, I can say they are extremely comfortable, and don’t chafe anywhere. they make you feel very feminine, but not like you can’t walk or run normally. They make legs look very long, and very nice. Everything high heels are supposed to do, but don’t. I don’t suppose you have worn them, or you would know they are comfortable, but I can easily understand why you would not like the looks of them. They are probably too different from what you see everyday.

  93. IMEANWHAT?!?

    October 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    They are flattering for almost everyone! I can see it. YOu don't ned to have a certain foot. Of course it looks great on everyone tall but I don't think you must be for this elegant/trendy shoe.

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  94. Francielle Santo

    October 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I DIE !

  95. Anonymous

    October 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Love love love love love!!! J'adore!

  96. Anonymous

    October 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    There is nothing flattering about these.. such an overkill with the studs.

  97. i.c. blogspot

    October 9, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I agree, those are definitely shoes to see and be seen in, and the heel is a perfectly wearable height!

    Splendid indeed!

  98. Bojan

    October 10, 2010 at 5:47 am

  99. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I don't love them, but I am SO GLAD to see heels of a reasonable height. Hate, hate, hate the skyscraper look. We've had far too much of that nonsense the past few years – stilettos make women's feet look deformed. Glad to see a return to common sense.

  100. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Egads! The shoes themselves are pretty enough, nothing too special. But am I the only person who thinks they looks horrible on the feet? the openness combined with the pointy toe makes every single one of these women look like her feet are boats and the shoes are somehow falling off the toe and only restrained by the straps, which are horribly stumpifying themselves. No! No! No! Say no to unflattering shoes.

  101. -E-

    October 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    ugh, I thought we would finally be done with the studs…enough is enough! Only good thing about these shoes are the heels, you can actually walk a day in them.

  102. Melinda.Robicheaux

    October 11, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Shoes are perfect. Combination of elegance and "Rock" chic.

  103. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    They look like pseudo-rock shoes sold in cheap chinese plastic shoes boutiques in Paris,20 seasons ago…It was in this time very chic to wear them with long boot cut nylon black pants and later with black skinny jeans…
    How fantastic it is to see them again !!!


  104. Missie

    October 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I can accept pointed toe… but I HATE kitten heels…they remind me to those shoes worn by teenagers wannabe femmes fatale at wedding parties :D

  105. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    To the people who comment that this heel height makes women's feet look large – no, it doesn't. It makes them look normal. You've just grown used to seeing the unnatural position created by higher heels.

  106. Online Penny Auction

    October 13, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Sooooo…….. cuuuute!!!!

  107. seagoddess

    October 14, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Oh my YES!

  108. Vicky

    October 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Great shot: Valentino at its best! For those that have ever been to Frankfurt, Germany also may want to check out Hysterie

  109. Marisa

    October 15, 2010 at 7:47 am

    The point is back! so glad i kept a pair form Marc Jacobs, circa 2005..

  110. Danger

    October 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

    They look absolutely stunning on the black woman. The contrast of her ebony skin and the studs, the black leather, and the sharp, white tip is perfect mix of sensuality and formality.

  111. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    i work for Valentino accessories. So proud everyone loves them. they are going to be done in other colors/fabrics for spring 11 as well….xx

  112. Jennifer Smith

    November 5, 2010 at 1:19 am

    SICK!! in a good way.Louie is one of my favorites.. So jealous you got to go to see the show in person. :)

  113. Vivian

    November 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

    they're meh to me. make your feet kind of look fat, unless you have skinny feet.

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