Oh, Martinez Valero, could you be any more blatant?
Although these Valero slingbacks are more-or-less exact copies of Gucci’s tattoo slingbacks from a couple of seasons ago (right down to the colours and design of the rose “tattoo”, I don’t think anyone looking at the image above would have any difficulty telling which was the designer shoe, even if I hadn’t captioned it for you. The Gucci version is a far more elegant shape, a nicer colour, and just looks more expensive, as you would expect given that they ARE more expensive – or rather were. These are past season, so they’re no longer available unless you want to try your luck on eBay or somewhere similar. The Valero shoes, on the other hand, are available at Endless.com, amongst other places, and are $96.22.
I loved these Guccis when they came out, but, having tried on the originals, I don’t think I could stomach the copies. Could you?
The Gucci ones are so much nicer, everything about the Valero pair looks cheaper by comparison.
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Agree with Alex. I really like the Gucci ones, now if only I can afford it 🙁
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The tattoo on the Valero shoes looks cheaper. Something about the yellow looks garish.
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I don’t like either of these. In fact I think they’re creepy. I like tattoos in general, I even have two myself. But these nude/tan-coloured shoes make it look as if you are wearing another person’s tattooed skin, and that’s just EEEWW! No, thanks!