The lace-up style is dominant this season, and it’s one of my personal favorites. The Aquazzura brand is known widely for its signature ultra-strappy lace-up pumps, and with this style’s growing popularity, it’s inevitable to see various versions by both other luxury and contemporary designers. While I love all versions of the Aquazzura lace-up, the price tag can immediately wipe my smile off my face, and this Sam Edelman lookalike is one of the closets competitors I’ve seen.
When I saw this Sam Edelman sandal when browsing the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I was fooled for a split second into thinking that it was an Aquazzura sandal. Overall, the shoes are very similar and feature the same silhouette of a closed toe and low heel. The Aquazzura sandal has more side cutouts and more crisscross lacing than the Sam Edelman pair, but in the end, the only person who will know that you spent $90 instead of $700 is you.