The Valentino Heels Buying Guide
As one of the world’s most iconic fashion houses, Valentino creates a collection of heels that’s imbued with a sense of glamour. Comprising pointed-toe pumps, slim-strapped slingbacks, heeled loafers and backless mules, the Italian label delivers artisanal design, exquisite craftsmanship and still remains true to Valentino's storied heritage. Read on for our Valentino heels buying guide, which will take you through the brand’s most popular styles and help you decide on the size that fits you best.
The Most Wanted Valentino Heels
Valentino Rockstud Caged Pumps
Sophisticated and elegant with a tough-luxe edge, Valentino’s Rockstud Caged pumps have been crafted in Italy from leather and set on 100mm or 65mm heels. They are embellished with signature pyramid studs, which are hand-galvanized one by one for a striking metallic finish that won't tarnish. Shaped to a sophisticated pointed toe, these chic pumps feature cushioned insoles to ensure they are comfortable.
Valentino Vlogo Pumps
Defined by its ‘VLOGO’ embellishment at the toe, these Valentino pumps are meant to stand out. This pointy pair has been made in Italy from leather or suede, and VLOGO embellishment has been made with high frequency welding for a premium finish. They come with either an 80mm or 40mm leather-covered heels, and the same logo also accents the brand’s heeled loafers.
Valentino Rockstud Slingback Pumps
First unveiled by the house in 2010, the statement studs that adorn these slingback pumps are now Valentino’s most iconic emblem. Constructed from a choice of soft leather or high-shine patent, they come with an adjustable strap with buckle fastening and sit on a heel height of 85mm. Each pair is made from Italy for a high-quality finish.
The Valentino Heels Sizing Guide
Need help on what size to buy in Valentino’s heels? The brand uses Italian sizing, and you can use the below conversion table to find how this corresponds with your usual size.
For example, if you usually wear a women’s US 6 or a UK 5, then you should buy your Valentino heels in a size 38.
- Are Valentino heels comfortable?
Made in Italy from premium materials, lined in soft leather and with cushioned insoles, Valentino’s heels are designed to both look and feel good. Valentino’s Rockstud pumps in particular, have a wider footbed to ensure the full ball of the foot is level to the ground. This means the brand’s studded shoes will not pinch your feet as you walk, so they will feel comfortable throughout the day.
- Are Valentino Rockstud pumps true to size?
Valentino’s heels, especially its Rockstud pumps, tend to run small to size and it is recommended that you size up by at least half a size.
- How do I know my Valentino pumps are real?
Every pair of genuine Valentino heels are printed with a serial number on the interior, and this is designed to match the color of the hardware. Many fake pairs of Valentino heels will be missing the serial number entirely.
Genuine Valentino shoes are crafted from premium materials like patent leather, soft leather and suede and all stitching will be neat and intricately done. No excess glue will be visible on the insole, and any stamping of the serial number or brand name should be crisp and neat.