Balmain’s studded crystal sandals: the shoes of the season?

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  These shoes have seen more than their fair share of the red carpet lately. Their most recent outing was to the 'He's Just Not That Into You' premiere this week, on the feet of Jennifer Connelly, but they've also been seen on Gemma Arterton, and a bunch of other celebrities, too.

The shoes in question are by Balmain, and cost 1,475 euros (Get them here), but what do you think of them? Are they the perfect way to counterbalance a girlie dress, or are they just too OTT for words?

20 Comments

  • February 5, 2009

    Kelly

    I look at these and think about Heavy Metal.
    Ok, I’ll admit. Me likey.

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  • February 5, 2009

    gokarm

    I like the idea and I’ve liked the idea for a couple years now. It’s getting old and they don’t feel at all fresh anymore. Time for something new…taxidermy seems to be the new trend. 😉

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  • February 5, 2009

    Evelyn

    Very funky. I like them too.

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  • February 5, 2009

    B.B.

    LOVE them! WANT them!!

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  • February 5, 2009

    Madeline

    Oh God, i’m so happy these days! Lot’s of Rock & Roll items running around free 😡

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  • February 5, 2009

    Eva

    I adore them.

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  • February 5, 2009

    Queen Victoria

    These shoes are goegeous. But they are unaffordable for most of us. There is a very similar pair at Zara… those were even posted on the Jak and Jil blog. here: http://jakandjil.com/blog/?p=1204

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  • February 5, 2009

    Kiesha

    Aldo and Zara have wonderful knockoffs of this sandal.

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  • February 5, 2009

    nj

    i want them ! i’ll have to look for the knockoff version

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  • February 6, 2009

    Daniielle

    i have a pair similar to them i got for £70 like 4 years ago
    am i ahead of the game or waht (H)

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  • February 6, 2009

    SJ

    I like ’em. I dunno if I’d wear them, I’m not a huge fan of open shoes (being that I live in Canada and they’re pretty much never practical), but I like the kind of punk rock look.

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  • February 6, 2009

    Zoe

    Ooooh, shiny!

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  • February 6, 2009

    a woman

    Holyyyyyyyyy…
    I love this look. A lot. It’s sexy, it’s fun, it’ll look totally fab with jeans or a simple black dress… I love the rock and roll look. FABULOUS.

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  • February 8, 2009

    chocoholic

    I’m going against the trend here.
    I hate them! Too much bling if you ask me.

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  • February 9, 2009

    Julieta

    the most beautiful shoes I’ve ever seen, very punk rock, way sexy, just stunning,.

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  • February 9, 2009

    Minx GlamourModel

    Shoe Porn .
    xoxo .

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  • April 2, 2009

    Sophia

    BeBe has them as well. Of course they got sold out fast as well. I found out to late but scored my size on ebay http://tinyurl.com/dn4czr

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  • May 8, 2009

    Carla

    Hi, I’m selling my Balmain sandals by Zara. The reason? I thought I could survive the heel but I can’t, and before they die in my closet, I hope another Balmain addict girl want them!!
    Anyway, get a look at them. They are brand new, with the plastic cover at the sole, the price tag, everything. I ship worldwide.
    Good look!!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220410761859&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123

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  • July 1, 2009

    stephanie

    AWESOME KNOCKOFF VERSION, they even have the ones whitout the highheel…me likeyyyyy
    http://www.ricardo.ch/accdb/viewitem.asp?AuctionNr=574658524&ComeFromMyPages=1

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  • July 1, 2009

    stephanie

    http://www.ricardo.ch/accdb/viewitem.asp?AuctionNr=574658524&ComeFromMyPages=1
    sorry heres the link, they look almost like the originals, better than zara and bebe, dontcha think?

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