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Valentino shoes - Sculpture, Bianca J and Lovelatch Credit: Getty and Rex

Valentino: The New Shoe Styles

There can be no disputing that, in the five years since they first appeared on the catwalk, the Valentino Rockstud has gained iconic status. This season, however, Valentino’s designer duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, has introduced three new shoe styles – the Sculpture, the Bianca J and the Lovelatch - to give the Rockstuds a run for their money.

Already the delight of the street style set, each of the new shoe styles captures the Rockstud’s spirit in being characterised by a unique feature. For the Sculpture, it’s a gleaming, golden orb-shaped heel, while ladylike leather lacing sets the Bianca J apart. Those that favour the Rockstud for its edgy aesthetic, however, won’t be able to resist the Lovelatch, which sees leather straps with metal micro-eyelets interlink across the front of the foot.

“We think that now the designer has to find a new balance,” Maria Grazia Chiuri explained on being asked about the success of the Rockstud. “Women now want something special, but to use every day – not only for special occasions.” Like the Rockstud, these latest styles are set to fit seamlessly into your wardrobe but punctuate your every look.

Shop the Sculpture, the Bianca J and the Lovelatch below

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