Designer Vs High Street: Christian Louboutin and Aldo Peep Toe Pumps

If you are looking for a classic, classic peep-toe pump that you’ll go to again and again, take a look in your bank account then make a choice between the Christian Louboutin Knotted Pump, $895, and the Aldo Orpin Pump, $90. The nude peep-toe patent pump is not such a highly original design that we think Aldo has necessarily ripped off Christian Louboutin’s design here. The comparison is meant to highlight how cleverly Aldo¬† has captured a truly high-end aesthetic with their suede, stacked platform shoe. But do the gathered knife pleats stand up to the artful gathering on the designer version? Do you miss the chic knot on the high end variety? We’re still gathering evidence.


  • April 28, 2010


    I actually prefer the Aldo version. I think it is extremely well designed: the pleats, the platform. Very aesthetically balanced and pleasing to the eye.

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  • April 28, 2010


    I like the Aldo ones better because they don’t have the big knot on top. However, the Louboutin’s have a curve to the arch that looks sexier, somehow. Also, they don’t have the visible stitching or double platform that the Aldo’s have.

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  • April 29, 2010


    The Loubiton’s without a doubt… the knot… the color… the arch…. *sigh*

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  • June 7, 2010


    I love them – I never even heard of peep toes before I got my very own pair. They are wedges and so perfect for the summer.
    aqua blue satin wedges
    SO beautiful. I think I would have to choose the Aldo pair as I can have luxury holiday for the price of the Loubiton’s. ANd I prefer the Aldo ones too.

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  • July 17, 2010


    this is one of those style steals that you can appreciate because it makes looking designer a hell of a lot cheaper!

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