Cheap Thrill! Get Balmain’s Red-Hot Studded Sandals Without Going Homeless

When I saw the Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain crystal-encrusted sandals on the spring '09 runways, I knew I could easily give up a month's rent for them and go live in a box with my beautiful shoes. But this is a recession, people! Who has $2000 to drop on shoes? I certainly don't. So instead, I went and got these. For a mere $125, or, a week's worth of salad lunches, you too can channel Christophe Decarnin's rock-chic-glam-goddess-cool. And they're insanely comfortable, able to withstand hours of dancing, partying, walking, or standing in a room looking fab. Just don't try running in the snow with them.
Above: Aldo's "Smeal" Sandal, 2 looks from Balmain spring '09 runway (via

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