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4 Cheap shoes that look expensive

We’ve all been there — drooling over the luxury shoe salon at our favorite department store, wishing and hoping that someday one of the gorgeous pairs of Christian Louboutin stilettos would land on our feet.  

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We’re showing you four shoe options that look like they cost a month’s rent but are all under $100!

With countless low-end shoe stores and sale racks out there, it is easy to find something affordable to replace an $800 pair of heels. However, the trick is finding something that doesn’t actually look cheap.

Just follow our tips below when searching for the perfect pump, heel, flat or stiletto, and your girlfriends will not only have shoe envy, but they will wonder just how you afforded them.

ASOS Sidney Point Court Shoes with Metal Toe Cap $82Cap toe pumps

ASOS Sidney Point Court Shoes with Metal Toe Cap $78

We saw cap toe shoes all over the Chanel runway this season, and while we constantly lust over the “double c” logo, try for an alternative. When shopping for a cap toe, make sure the toe is shiny, but not too shiny where it looks cheap and fake. A pointy toe version will also instantly scream luxe.

Aldo Hartzfeld Pumps $80Strappy heel

Aldo Hartzfeld Pumps $80

Every woman needs a strappy sandal in her closet this spring. While that must-have Jimmy Choo pair seems totally necessary, you can easily buy your own, more affordable version with a peep-toe option that has a rich pop of color.


Banana Republic Ashley Bow Ballet Flats $98Ballet flats

Banana Republic Ashley Bow Ballet Flats $98

An effortless flat is a must for the casual weekend look. While there are numerous options on the market, in order to find one that resembles the classic French brand Repetto, you must make sure the shoe is made of leather and has structure so it doesn’t look floppy and cheap.

Nine West Martina Stilettos $59Chic stiletto

Nine West Martina Stilettos $59

To find the perfect pointy stiletto, you must pay attention to the fit. If you want a heel to look as expensive as a pair of new Manolo Blahniks, the heel needs to be tall and thin, and the width of the shoe must be narrow and fit your foot perfectly. Looking to add that extra hint of glamour? Try a patent leather option or something with a little sheen.

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