I am literally so EXCITED to share my new shoes with you! You have already seen them on Instagram and Snapchat as I always give you guys a sneak preview of everything before it goes live here, but here are the proper photos and review for you. These are my new Valentino Rockstud City Sandals in Tobacco that I got a couple of weeks ago from My Theresa. I had been saving up for a new pair of Summer shoes and these were just perfect in every way!
I don’t have any designer sandals, so these definitely fill that void and I couldn’t be happier about it. When I first saw them on My Theresa, I did look around on Google for more photos and saw these ones here for better reference which sold it for me. I knew I wanted them. I already have my Valentino Rockstud Heels in Patent Red and Black which I got last year, but these are entirely different so I don’t feel like I have doubled up at all. So, lets get to my review shall we?
Fit – I wasn’t sure which size to go for with these Valentino Rockstud City Sandals as I’m a 40 in the heels in patent leather, but I know with sandals you always need to size down if there’s an open back and an open toe. I ordered both the 39.5 and the 39 on my credit card and I kept the 39. The 39.5 did fit me, but there was too much gapping at the toe area and the straps weren’t as tight, so they were definitely too big. I recommend you size down if you are buying these as they need to fit securely and will probably stretch a bit from the heat during the hot months.
Comfort – When it comes to designer shoes, nearly all of mine (except my Giuseppe Zanotti flats) are heels and I don’t find them comfortable enough to walk around in all day, which is why I wanted something with a lower heel. These do come with a much higher heel as well, but I chose the low one because I want to be able to wear these around a lot during the warm weather with my dresses and denim skirts. I’ve worn them once already and they were so comfortable. The heel is only 2.5 inches so for me that’s low and comfortable compared to what I’m used to, plus it’s a thick block heel so it offers a lot of stability and spreads the pressure of the foot when walking. Perfect!
Design – As I’m a huge fan of the Rockstud look anyway, when I was looking at the new Valentino Rockstud shoes collection and saw these, I thought the design was so cute. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, I know as my mum doesn’t like them, but I definitely do. I like the foot straps, the two secure ankle straps with buckles, the gold studs against the tobacco tan leather and how elegant they are. I never used to like low heels a lot as I found they didn’t elevate the legs enough to look feminine, but these somehow do. They still add a bit of length to my legs which is great and they look cute, chic and pretty. The brown tone complements my skin tone well and it’s so versatile, it will go with all the things I want to wear them with, even cropped jeans!
Overall Opinion – I can’t think of anything negative about these shoes at all, well maybe the price as £650 is a lot of money for what they are, but I love them so much. I was worried the strap for my toes would rub a little bit, but it hasn’t at all yet. They feel nice and secure on my feet, they don’t slip and they are really easy to walk in or run in if you needed to, so they are ideal for Summer days out as they don’t sink in grass either. I think I’ve finally found my perfect pair of sandals with these Valentino Rockstud City Sandals! They come in numerous other colours including pink, multi, blue, green, black etc and have different stud designs, but I liked the classic style the most. What do you think of them?