Spikes & Studs – Part 1: Footwear

Banuiesc ca ati remarcat prin magazine in ultima vreme o multime de tepi si tinte, aplicate pe incaltaminte, genti, accesorii, haine… de fapt, cam pe orice.
Imi plac mult conotatiile rock ale trendului (dar nu cand lucrurile sunt duse la extrem), insa trebuie sa marturisesc ca in familia noastra mama a fost prima care a atacat aceasta tendinta (este moderna, na!), cumparandu-si un colier-guleras cu tinte de la New Look. Mi-am dat atunci seama ca ar fi cazul sa ma pun si eu la punct cu moda cu tintele DE URGENTA!

In articolul de azi m-am ocupat doar de incaltaminte, urmeaza imbracamintea si accesoriile.

EN: I suppose you’ve noticed lately in stores a lot of studs and spikes that decorate footwear, bags, accessories, clothes… well, in fact, everything.
I really like the rock connotations of the trend (but not when things become too extreme), however I must confess that the first person in my family to try it was my mom (yeah, she’s hip!), by buying a studded collar from New Look. It was at that moment that I realized that I’d better start doing my homework on the whole studs & spikes fad ASAP.

In today’s post I’ve dealt only with footwear; clothes and accessories coming soon to a blog near you :)!



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Steve Madden Slicee Studded leather Shoe Boots, 120£ at Asos, here, and at New Look, here;
Botine cu tinte marca Steve Madden; sunt din piele, costa 120£ (aprox. 696 ron) si le gasiti la Asos, aici, sau la New Look, aici.

Stiu ca nu cu mult timp in urma m-am amuzat pe seama unor pantofi “copita” acoperiti cu tepi, care imi semanu periculos de mult cu ceva din garderoba unui personaj dintr-un film de groaza:
EN: I know that a little while ago I made fun of a pair of heelless shoes that were covered in spikes, which reminded me too much of something you might find on a horror story character’s shoe racks:

Asta nu inseamna ca am ceva impotriva unor tepi/ tinte aplicate cu masura pe niste botine cu o forma frumoasa (in vizunea mea, bineinteles) si deja clasica, am putea spune (sigur, platforma e imensa, dar cred ca am vazut atatea platforme uriase in ultimii ani, incat aproape ca au devenit norma, nu exceptia).

La fel ca si in cazul botinelor de mai jos avem de a face de fapt cu 2 trenduri: tinte + aplicatii pe partea din spate si pe tocul pantofilor. Partea buna este ca desi sunt doua tendinte laolalta, rezultatul nu este unul coplesitor, ci, dimpotriva, din categoria “less is more” (adica “mai putin inseamna mai mult”) – o abordare corecta, zic eu, a detaliilor S&M, pentru ca am vazut ca excesul de tepi naste monstri :).

Ca sa concluzionez, botinele Steve Madden imi plac foarte mult si mi le-as cumpara cu siguranta daca pretul nu mi s-ar parea prea mare pentru ceva care probabil se va demoda la anul.

EN: That doesn’t mean that I have anything against a reasonable amount of spikes/ studs on a beautifully shaped (in my opinion) pair of shoe boots.

Just like in the case of the other pairs below, what we’re dealing with here is in fact 2 trends combined: studs + embellishment on the heel and back side of the shoe. The good news is that although there are 2 trends at work, the result isn’t overwhelming, but, on the contrary, of the less is more variety – the right approach as far as I’m concerned when it comes to S&M details (we’ve seen that the spikes overload breeds monsters :)).

I do like the Steve Madden shoe boots quite a lot and would definitely consider buying them if I didn’t think they were a little too expensive for something that will probably go out of fashion next year.


topshop studded shoe bootsbotine cu tinte topshop

Topshop PANIC Premium leather Wedge Boots with studded platform, in black and nude; 110£ here and here;
Botine Topshop din piele cu talpa ortopedica si platforma acoperita cu tinte, negre sau nude; costa 110£ (aprox. 630 ron) aici si aici.


studded heel suede shoe bootsTopshop ARISTOCRAT suede Stud Heel Shoe Boot, 90£ here;
Botine cu tinte pe toc de la Topshop; sunt din piele intoarsa, le gasiti aici si costa 90£ (aprox. 520 ron).

4. & 5.

Epica: Botine din piele intoarsa, cu tinte si talpa ortopedica, 289 ron (reduse de la 579) si Botine (ghete) din piele intoarsa cu toc de 11cm, acoperite cu tinte, 299 ron (reduse de la 600); pe ambele le gasiti in magazinele Otter si pe site-ul Otter, aici si aici.

EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania, but resourceful ol’ me did manage to find at Miss Selfridge a pair of ankle boots that is very similar (identical?) to the heeled one above and it’s available in both black and nude; get the Party Black/ Nude Studded Boot here and here for 75£:


zara studded ankle bootsZara High Heel Studded Ankle Boot, 100$ here.
Botine Zara cu tinte, din imitatie de piele, 300 ron (mai multe imagini aici).

Desi nu sunt deloc adepta incaltamintei care nu este din piele, trebuie sa recunosc ca atunci cand e vorba de ceva care se va demoda rapid, probabil ca nu merita sa investesti intr-o pereche foarte scumpa.
Botinele de la Zara nu sunt din piele si nici nu sunt deloc ieftine in absolut, dar sunt considerabil mai ieftine decat cele de la Steve Madden, de exemplu.


new look studded shoe bootsBlack stud heel platform suedette shoe boots, 30£ at New Look, here;
Botine cu tinte New Look, din imitatie de piele intoarsa; costa 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) pe site, aici, dar cred ca le-am vazut si intr-unul din magazinele de la noi.

Mai ieftine sunt acestea de la New Look: au o forma frumoasa si sunt probabil cele pe care le-as alege daca as vrea sa incerc trendul cu tinte pe pantofi fara sa sparg pusculita familiei.

EN: Although I’m not a fan of non-leather footwear, I must admit that when it comes to trends that are in danger of becoming quickly dated, it may not be such a great idea to invest in an expensive pair.
I like the shape of these New Look shoe boots and they are probably the ones I’d go for if I wanted to try the studded shoe trend without breaking the family piggy bank.


La Tina R (doar online) gasiti destule modele de botine cu tinte si tepi; nu sunt de piele, costa in jur de 200 ron si la unele dintre ele exista doar putine numere pe stoc, dar cred ca apar modele noi destul de des, asa ca daca va place genul, merita sa stati cu ochii pe site.
EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.

PANTOFI cu tinte/ Studded COURT SHOES


zara studded court shoesZara Studded Court Shoe with pointed toe, 40£ here;
Pantofi Zara cu varf ascutit si tinte; costa 219 ron, mai multe imagini aici.

Mi se pare ca tintele arata foarte bine pe niste pantofi negri foarte simpli, fara platforma (cu “noul” tip de varf ascutit, adica nu atat de alungit ca acum cativa ani, care nu mi-a placut niciodata), care altfel ar fi fost cam plictisitori.
EN: I think studs look particularly nice on a pair of very simple, platform-less, black court shoes (with the “new” type of pointed toe – less elongated than the one that was in fashion several years ago), which otherwise might have been a little too plain.


pantofi cu tinte aldoAldo Perusia Spike Heeled suede Shoes with pointed toe, 75£ at Asos, here;
Pantofi Aldo din piele intoarsa, cu varf ascutit si tinte – 75£ la Asos, aici.


New Look Black Sparkle Pointed Court Shoes, 20£ here;
Pantofi New Look cu varful ascutit si aplicatii stralucitoare; costa 20£ (aprox. 116 ron) pe site, aici.


Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutit nude bej crem, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu tinte, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, River Island Studded Pointed Court Shoes in nude pink and cream, studded shoesRiver Island studded pointed court shoes in pink/ nude and cream, 65£ here and here;
Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutit; sunt din piele si ii gasiti in variantele de culoare roz deschis/ nude si crem – 65£ (aprox. 377 ron) la River Island, aici si aici.

Ca si in cazul botinelor, pe site-ul Tina R (exclusiv online) gasiti suficiente modele de pantofi cu tinte; costa tot in jur de 200 ron, nu sunt nici ei de piele si sufera de lipsa de numere in unele cazuri.
EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.

SANDALE cu tinte/ Studded SANDALS


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Sam Edelman Scarlett T Bar Stud Shoes (sandals), 90£ at Asos, here;
Sandale Sam Edelman cu bareta in forma de T si tinte; costa 90£ (aprox. 522 ron) la Asos, aici.


sandale cu tinte topshop

Topshop Logic Studded Leather Platform T Bar Sandals, 65£ here;
Sandale Topshop cu bareta in forma de T si tinte; le gasiti aici si costa 65£ (aprox. 377 ron).


Chinese Laundry Bon Vivant leather Studded T Bar Sandals, 98£ at Asos, here;
Sandale marca Chinese Laundry cu bareta in forma de T si acoperite cu tinte; costa 98£ (aprox. 568 ron) la Asos, aici.


Si balerinilor mi se pare ca li se potrivesc tintele, pentru ca sunt la baza niste pantofi suficient de inocenti incat sa nu arate prea extravagant atunci cand sunt astfel ornati.
EN: Ballet flats benefit too, I think, from the addition of studs, because they are innocent-looking enough on their own, so as not to look too over the top when embellished (with studs or something else).


zara studded ballet flatsbalerini cu tinte zara

Zara Studded Ballerina, 40£ here;
Balerini cu tinte Zara, 200 ron, mai multe imagini aici.


Asos LOVER Studded Toe Cap Ballet Flats, 21£ here;
Balerini Asos cu tinte aplicate pe varf; costa 21£ (aprox. 121 ron) si ii gasiti aici.


… in caz ca ati purta din start genul asta de balerini/ mocasini – papuci pe strada. Eu nu prea.
EN: … in case you fancy this street slipper trend. I don’t.


New Look Black Skull Embellished Slipper Shoes, 18£, get them here;
Mocasini stil papuci cu tinte in forma de cranii (buhuhu!), de la New Look; pe site costa 18£ (aprox. 104 ron) si ii gasiti aici.

19. & 20.

Mocasini Tina R cu tepi si tinte (Studded Loafers), 139 ron fiecare.
EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.

Mi-ar face placere sa-i port la inghesuiala :).
EN: I would really enjoy wearing these in a crowded place :).


Stradivarius Shiny Slipper with studs, 36€ here;
Mocasini Stradivarius cu tinte, 189 ron, mai multe imagini aici.

Dorothy Perkins stick-on silver metal studs, here;
Tinte adezive de la Dorothy Perkins, 7£ (aprox. 40 ron) aici.

Daca va tenteaza tintele dar nu vreti sa dati banii pe o pereche noua de pantofi doar pentru asta, iata si cea mai ieftina metoda de a incerca trendul: tintele – abtibild (adezive). (Nu stiu cum e cand vrei sa le dezlipesti…).
EN: If you fancy studs but are less than eager to invest in a new pair of shoes, here’s the cheapest way to try the trend: meet the stick-on studs . (I don’t know what happens when you try to remove them though…).


Desi tintele nu le sunt neaparat specifice, profit de ocazie pentru a aduce in discutie acest nou trend al tenisilor cu talpa ortopedica, despre care voiam sa vorbesc mai demult.
Spre deosebire de pantofii “copita”, moda asta chiar imi place, pentru ca ii vad sensul:  sunt niste incaltari comode (cel putin asa cred, nu am incercat nicio pereche!), care te inalta putin si fac piciorul sa arate mai bine. Banuiesc ca daca ar fi aparut prin 2003 (cam ultima oara cand am purtat pantofi sport), as fi fost in delir de fericire!

Eu i-am cautat pe cei cu tinte, evident, ca sa fie in tema, dar genul acesta de tenisi se gaseste acum cam peste tot.

EN: Even though studs aren’t necessarily specific to them, I’m taking advantage of this opportunity to talk about the wedge trainer trend, which I’d been meaning to for a while.
Unlike the heelless (hoof) shoes trend, this one I actually like, because I see its point: they are comfortable shoes which make you look a little taller and flatter the foot. I guess if they had appeared back in 2003 (or thereabouts, which was the last time I wore trainers), I’d have been ecstatic!

Here I’ve looked for the studded ones, so as to be on topic, but I’m sure you can find wedge trainers pretty much anywhere this season.


tenisi cu talpa ortopedica si tinte

River Island Black Stud Heeled Trainers, 75£ here;
Tenisi cu talpa ortopedica si tinte de la River Island; costa 75£ (aprox. 435 ron) si ii gasiti aici.


Asos DENY Studded Wedge High Top Trainers with Suede Detail, in bordeaux (burgundy) and khaki, 42£, here and here.
Tenisi Asos cu talpa ortopedica si tinte, bordo si kaki; costa 42£ (aprox. 240 ron) si ii gasiti aici si aici.

Cu cei bordo loviti trei trenduri dintr-un foc: tinte + tenisi cu talpa ortopedica + culoarea sezonului :)!
EN: The bordeaux (burgundy) ones tick no less than 3 fashion boxes: studs + wedge trainers + the IT colour of the season :), so buy them and you’ve hit the jackpot!


River Island Studded High Top Trainers, 50£ at Asos, here;
Tenisi River Island cu talpa ortopedica si tinte, 50£ (aprox. 290 ron) la Asos, aici.

ghete tenisi cu talpa ortopedica high topsGhete/ Tenisi cu talpa ortopedica (high tops) visinii; sunt din piele intoarsa si costa 168 ron la Mini Prix, aici.

CIZME & GHETE cu tinte/ Studded BIKER BOOTS

Daca in cazurile anterioare tintele sunt mai mult sau mai putin o tendinta trecatoare, in cazul ghetelor/ cizmelor “de motor” sunt ceva absolut normal. Deosebit este doar faptul ca anul asta se gasesc absolut peste tot!
Am cautat doar modele din piele, pentru ca, in afara de cazul in care intentionati sa le purtati doar sezonul asta, “de fita”, cred ca ghetele de motor sunt genul de incaltaminte care nu se demodeaza niciodata si care merge purtata foarte multi ani de-a randul si chiar arata mai bine cu varsta, cu conditia sa fie de calitate.

EN: If in the previous cases the studs are more or less a passing trend, with biker boots they are definitely a specific feature.
This time I’m going to show you only leather ones because, unless you plan on wearing them just this season, when they appear to be extremely in, I think biker boots are the kind of footwear that never goes out of syle and can be worn for years, improving even with age, providing they are good quality.


zara studded biker boots

Zara leather Studded Biker Low Cut Boots, 169$ here;
Ghete cu tinte Zara, din piele, 500 ron, mai multe imagini aici.



bocanci cu tinte din piele ieftiniBocanci cu tinte din piele, negri si maro – 168 ron la Miniprix, aici si aici.


studded biker boots

river island studded biker bootsRiver Island Sketch Studded Biker Boots, 75£ at Asos, here;
Ghete cu tinte River Island – 75£ (aprox. 435 ron) la Asos, aici.



Ghete Otter cu tinte, din piele, negre si bej (coniac/ nude/ dark sand); costa 324 ron fiecare (reduse de la 650 ron) si le gasiti in magazinele Otter sau pe site-ul lor, aici;
EN: Sorry guys, this store only delivers within Romania.


bershka studded biker bootsBershka Leather Studded Toe Boots, 40£ here;
Cizme cu tinte pe varf de la Bershka; sunt din piele, costa 300 ron si le puteti vedea aici.


river island studded biker boots

River Island leather Studded Biker Boots, 75£ here;
Bocanci cu tinte River Island, din piele – 75£ (aprox. 435 ron) aici.


bershka studded ankle boots

Bershka Studded Leather Ankle Boots, 80£ here;
Ghete cu tinte Bershka, de piele – 400 ron aici.


asos studded boots

Asos COBWEB Studded Leather Biker Boots, 85£ here;
Cizme cu tinte Asos, de piele – 85£ (aprox. 490 ron) aici.


studs88River Island Black studded buckle knee high boots, 100£ here;
Cizme de piele cu tinte – 100£ (aprox. 580 ron) la River Island, aici.


River Island leather Black Short Studded Ankle Boots, 65£ here;
Ghete scurte cu tinte River Island; sunt din piele si costa 65£ (aprox. 377 ron) aici.


studs87River Island Tan studded buckle biker boots, 75£ here;
Ghete cu tinte maro coniac – 75£ (aprox. 435 ron) la River Island, aici.


ash studded biker boots

Ash Tornado leather Short Stud Biker Boots, 279£ at Asos, here or 279€ here;
Ghete cu tinte Ash, din piele; sunt 195£ (aprox. 1600 ron) la Asos, aici sau 279€ aici.

Le-am pastrat la urma pentru ca Ash sunt, zic eu, “mama” ghetelor de motor pentru femei. Din punctul meu de vedere sunt cele mai frumoase, dar si la capitolul pret sunt fruntase.
EN: I’ve saved these Ash biker boots for last because I think Ash makes the “mother” of all biker boots for women. They are by far the most beautiful ones in my opinion, but, alas, the price matches their beauty.

Daca va place ceva dar vi se pare prea scump, nu disperati: site-urile din UK (Asos mai ales) au intotdeauna reduceri semnificative in apropierea sarbatorilor, asa ca stati cu ochii pe ele!

Happy shopping!