THE STUDDED STRAPPY SANDAL
MANOLO BLAHNIK (Style) VS. NINE WEST (Savings)
WINNER: The Nine West Kentaro is a great deal – while the studs are not as prominent, both shoes have a 4 inch heel and are in a great neutral color. I choose SAVINGS.
THE RUFFLED T-STRAP SANDAL
NANETTE LEPORE (Style) VS. STEVE MADDEN LUXE (Savings)
WINNER: The Nanette Lepore Stiletto offers a more rigid ruffle and more delicate straps while the Steve Madden Luxe Sandal has a rounded ruffle and thicker straps around the ankle and toe. The Nanette Lepore seems dressier and would be perfect to dress up a sun dress and wear to a spring wedding. The Steve Madden sandals have an edgier feel and would be great with a mini. I love… both. TIE.
THE METALLIC CUT OUT PLATFORM
DIOR (Style) VS. NYLA (Savings)
WINNER: While the NYLA has all of the same details- all the way down to the studs placed strategically in the same places- this shoe is just too bulky. The Dior Extreme is just the right balance of rock star and glam- STYLE.
EXOTIC PRINT PLATFORM
PRADA (Style) VS. Nine West- Boutique 9 (Savings)
WINNER: The Prada sandal is full of details that only a designer shoe can offer- a jeweled t-strap, (natural python leather!), and a bamboo heel. But- the Boutique 9 Sandal is gorgeous and while it still isn’t a total steal at $160- I feel like it would be more wearable. This was a toughie but: SAVINGS wins.