Today marks the first of many Shoe Guides to come, and we couldn’t think of a better place to start than Valentino‘s signature Rockstud. Like the Ultimate Bag Guides you know and love, our Shoe Guide follows a similar format; below, we’ll highlight important buying information like pricing, fit and style comparisons.

The Valentino Rockstud has a staying power that few shoes enjoy. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted the Rockstud in 2011 and it’s just as in-demand as the day it landed. The Rockstud we know and love has been adapted to various heel heights, materials and color combinations over the years, and you can familiarize yourselves with all the current Rockstud offerings in our comprehensive guide below.

The Valentino Rockstud

Year Created: 2011
Heel Heights Currently Available: 100mm, 65mm, 7mm
Availability: At Valentino Boutiques as well as online at Net-a-Porter, Saks, Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Intermix, LUISAVIAROMA and Valentino.
Sizing: We find that sizing can vary depending on the wearer. If you have narrow feet, Rockstuds generally run true to size and we suggest taking your normal shoe size. However, if you have wider feet, the consumer consensus is to to order a half a size up.

Heel Height Comparison

Valentino Heel Height Comparison copy Valentino Heel Heights

Heel Heights and Prices

Valentino Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps

100mm/4 inches
Starting Price: $995

$995 in Patent Leather via Nordstrom, $995 in Calf-Skin Leather via Saks, $1,045 in Metallic Nappa Leather via Neiman Marcus, $1,075 in Alce Printed Calf-Skin Leather (also known as pebbled leather) via Bergdorf Goodman, $1,095 in Multicolor Calfskin Leather via Saks, $1,095 in Noir Leather via Nordstrom, $1,195 1975 Print via Nordstrom, $1,345 in Snakeskin via Saks

$995 in Patent Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $995 in Calfskin Leather via Saks, $1,045 in Metallic Nappa Leather via Neiman Marcus, $1,075 in Alce Printed Calf-Skin Leather (also known as pebbled leather) via Bergdorf Goodman, $1,095 in Multicolor Calfskin Leather via Saks, $1,095 in Noir Smooth Matte Leather via Barneys, $1,195 in 1975 Print (orange) via Nordstrom, $1,195 in 1975 Print (green) via Bergdorf Goodman, $1,245 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (white) via Bergdorf Goodman $1,345 in Snakeskin via Saks, $1,895 in Crystal Embellishments vai Barneys

Valentino Rockstud Ankle Strap Mid-Heel Pumps

Valentino Kitten Heel Pump
65mm/2.5 inches
Starting Price: $995

$995 in Patent Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $995 in Calfskin Leather via Neiman Marcus, $995 in Colorblock Patent Leather via Neiman Marcus,  $1,045 in Metallic Pebbled Leather via Nordstrom, $1,075 in Alce Calkskin (also known as pebbled leather) via Saks, $1,095 in Noir Calfskin Matte Leather via Neiman Marcus, $1,195 1975 Print (orange) via Bergdorf Goodman, $1,195 1975 Print (green) via Nordstrom, $1,245 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (white) via Bergdrof Goodman, $1,345 Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (black) via Bergdorf Goodman

$995 in Patent Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $995 in Calfskin Leather via Neiman Marcus, $995 in Colorblock Patent Leather via Neiman Marcus, $1,045 in Metallic Pebbled Leather via Nordstrom, $1,075 in Alce Calkskin (also known as pebbled leather) via Saks, $1,095 in Noir Calfskin Matte Leather via Neiman Marcus, $1,195 1975 Print (orange) via Bergdorf Goodman, $1,195 1975 Print (green) via Nordstrom, $1,245 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (white) via Bergdrof Goodman, $1,345 Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (black) via Bergdorf Goodman

Valentino Rockstud Caged Ballerina Flat

Caged Flat
7mm/0.25 inches
Starting Price: $975

$975 in Calfskin Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $975 in Patent Leather via Bergdorf Goodman, $995 in Textured Leather via Net-a-Porter, $995 in Metallic Leather via Intermix, $995 in Noir Smooth Calfskin and Nappa Leather via Barneys, $1,095 in Multicolor Calfskin Leather via Valentino, $1,140 in 1975 print (green) via Net-a-Porter, $1,275 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (red) via Bergdorf Goodman

$975 in Calfskin Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $975 in Patent Leather via Bergdorf Goodman, $995 in Textured Leather via Net-a-Porter, $995 in Metallic Leather via Intermix, $995 in Noir Smooth Matte Calfskin and Nappa Leather via Barneys, $1,095 in Multicolor Calfskin Leather via Valentino, $1,140 in 1975 print (green) via Net-a-Porter, $1,275 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (red) via Bergdorf Goodman

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flat

Valentino Ballerina
7mm/0.25 inches
Starting Price: $745

$775 in Pebbled Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $745 in Patent Leather via Bergdrof Goodman, $745 in Calfskin Leather via Barneys, $775 in Noir Smooth Matte Leather via Barneys, $$795 in Metallic Calfskin Leather via Valentino, $895 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim via Valentino

$775 in Pebbled Leather (as seen above) via Nordstrom, $745 in Patent Leather via Bergdrof Goodman, $745 in Calfskin Leather via Barneys, $775 in Noir Smooth Matte Leather via Barneys, $795 in Metallic Calfskin Leather via Valentino, $895 in Leather and Cabochon Stud Trim (white) via Valentino

Available Materials

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Available Colors

Valentino Rockstud Multicolor Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Multicolor Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Multicolor Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Multicolor Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Solid Color Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Solid Color Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Solid Color Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Solid Color Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Solid Color Pumps

Valentino Rockstud Solid Color Pumps

Valentino Rockstud 1975 Print

Valentino Rockstud 1975 Print

Valentino Rockstud Cabochon Stud Trim

Valentino Rockstud Cabochon Stud Trim

Valentino Rockstud Cabochon Stud Trim

Valentino Rockstud Cabochon Stud Trim

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Clair
Clair
6 years ago

Gorgeous, throughly researched, and so fun! This has been one of my favorite posts on PB.

Katherine Callaghan
Katherine Callaghan
6 years ago
Reply to  Clair

Thanks, so glad you liked it. There will definitely be more Shoe Guides coming soon!

Amanda
Amanda
6 years ago

It seems like the blog has been getting a ton of complaints about the amount of shoe articles, but I say keep them coming! While bags are clearly your focus, I don’t see any harm in expanding into footwear and beauty supplies- especially when a lot of the articles have correlating themes! Thank you!

Amanda
Amanda
6 years ago
Reply to  Amanda

Lol- me too! And, hear you with the tie in to handbags…I mean, at the end of the day, the main reason we are here is because we obviously love HANDBAGS! 🙂

Kate
Kate
6 years ago

I’m a huge devotee of Valentino’s Rockstud bags and shoes. This post is drool-worthy.

Mimi
Mimi
6 years ago

Are there two different ankle styles (at least for the pumps)? Or more than two?

Katherine Callaghan
Katherine Callaghan
6 years ago
Reply to  Mimi

As for the pumps there are two ankle strap styles. Slide 3 is the high heel style (approximately 4 inches) and slide 4 is the mid-heel style (approximately 2.5 inches). Aside from the heel height, the only difference is the high heel style has one ankle strap whereas the mid-heel has three. Slide 5 falls more along the lines of a flat, although it does have a very slight heel (approximately 0.25 inches).

Smithy
Smithy
6 years ago

Too popular for my taste.

Dwightinha
Dwightinha
6 years ago

Loved and bought this design since they were first introduced! I am an avid shoe lover and have a huge collection from every possible designer through the last 30 years. I think I’ll never tire of the Rockstuds; any Rockstud.

W S M
W S M
6 years ago

I enjoyed this. I think the shoe articles are great because there’s a tendency to complete an outfit with complementing handbag AND shoes. In terms of the Rockstud, I’ve been in a love/hate relationship due to overexposure. But now I’m back in love and I can’t decide to go with a pair of Caged Ballerinas or Mid-Heel. Or both! 😛

pinkloverme
pinkloverme
6 years ago

I used to only like the rockstud pumps with the 100mm or 4 inch heels. But after a while, I began to appreciate the beauty of all the heel heights, even the ballet flats. From the way the ankle straps are positions to the way they look on the feet, I just can’t help but fall in love with the rockstuds.

I was in a mall once and I saw a girl in the Valentino rockstud ballet flats and oh my goodness, they’re beautiful and are to die for!

Pamela Tobin
Pamela Tobin
6 years ago

Isn’t there a tonal one where the color is solid entirely?

The Beautiful Things
The Beautiful Things
6 years ago

i never looked at these so closely! great post x http://www.the-beautiful-things.com/

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