I have the best haul to kick off "Shoesday” (combined “shoe” and “Tuesday” for all of you wondering)! I found these phenomenal replicas of Ports 1961, Givenchy, Valentino, and Gucci from SheIn.com, a Hong Kong-based line that churns out contemporary clothing, shoes, and accessories for an incredibly affordable price. The value of the real shoes would be $3700+, but these 5 pairs only ran me $166 with tax, with the average price around $30.
I’m a huge proponent of mixing low and high end to create luxe, unique looks, and I love that I can mix in some trendier styles without sacrificing $800 to the shoe gods for a pair of embroidered mules (no offense, Gucci). I know that many of you are looking for a way to keep up with trends without breaking the bank, and I really think this is an awesome way to do it!
As far as the cons go, it goes without saying that you get what you pay for, and $30 shoes are definitely not the same caliber of quality as their high-end counterparts. I personally think the comfort is on par with other lower-end/mid-range shoes I’ve purchased (from brands like Zara or Aldo), and the materials themselves are decent for what you’re paying. I think the worst part may be do their plastic-y smell right out of the box, but this went away after a few days of being aired out in my apartment. You can see that the details are also of variable quality across styles as well—the Gucci embroidery is definitely more authentic-looking than the studs on the Valentino espadrilles, for instance.
With that being said, I was really impressed with how good they all looked, and I’m so excited to work them into my outfits over the next few weeks. Keep reading to see some more detailed shots and view the direct links to each of the shoes!