Boot Battle: Azzedine Alaia Stud and Zip Ankle Boots vs. Pelle Moda “Palm” Studded Booties

August 20, 2012 • By Erika

The Azzedine Alaia stud and zip suede ankle boots are one of those boots we could not forget about.

The tiered zippers and the round and square studs are majestic. And the way all of the tiers and studs fall to cover the heel is just simply divine!

Azzedine Alaia Stud and Zip Suede Ankle Boots, approx. $2,500.00 (sold out)

These Azzedine Alaia boots have been spotted on many celebrities, including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jennifer Hudson, and Nicky Hilton. You know what that means: when they’re celebrity favorites, chances are, they’ve got a for-celebrities-only price tag, too.

These boots don’t break tradition with a hefty price tag that reads a whopping $2,500. Well, that’s why we’re having this boot battle today. Check out this pretty amazing look-for-less version we found from Pelle Moda:


Pelle Moda “Palm” Studded Booties, $324.95 (Sold Out)

Rocking an obviously Alaia-inspired look, these Pelle Moda “Palm” studded booties have the same tiered zippers and flat studs but have a different platformed silhouette. Wish they kept the detailed curved heel, but that might jack up the price.

The Pelle Modas aren’t exactly cheap at $324.95, but they’re the best look-for-less versions of the Azzedine Alaias right now!

Considering looks, price, and all, which pair wins this battle of the boots for you?