Posted on February 14 2022
Valentino is one of the most popular fashion houses. Although the name has been around since 1960, Valentino is easily up there with the top names in fashion.
You can buy items from the brand in over 10 countries, with well over 1500 points of sale around the world. You can find stylish clothing, accessories, fragrances, and shoes.
One of the most notable collections by Valentino is the Rockstud collection - which of course, includes the Rockrunner trainers.
If you’ve recently purchased a pair of Valentino Rockrunners or you’re considering expanding your Valentino collection, then keep reading for our styling guide.
What are Rockrunners?
Rockrunners are a popular shoe designed by Valentino - launched as part of the Rockstud collection back in 2010.
The sneakers were spotted on the feet of countless celebrities after the collection launched - from LA to London. Influencers were photographed in Rockrunners at events, on social media, and on the streets.
Rockrunners are characterised by the signature Rockstuds around the heel of the shoe. The eye-catching pyramidal studs give the Rockrunnrers a unique and easily recognisable shape.
They can come in different colours and patterns - but they usually have a chunky sole that adds both comfort and height. They certainly add a contemporary feel to tradition, modernising the classic Valentino feel.
Although the stylish shoes are most popular with teenagers and young adults, they’re suitable for pretty much anybody, regardless of whether you’re 6 or 60.
They are made from high-quality Italian calf-skin leather, and can come in pretty much any print. From butterflies and foliage to camouflage and fire, whatever colour scheme you like, you’re sure to find the perfect pair of Rockrunners.
When Did They Come Out?
Rockrunners are part of the iconic Valentino Rockstud collection - which launched back in 2010. There are a variety of styles in the Rockstud collection, including gladiator sandals, stilettos, boots, and of course, the classic Rockrunner trainers.
When the Rockrunners came out, they were an instant hit - the perfect combination of comfort, style, and practicality.
Items from the Rockstud collection have been worn by celebrities and influencers all around the world, from London to LA.
Despite being over 10 years old, Rockstuds are still as relevant as ever. Celebrities are still being spotted wearing items from the Rockstud Collection - including Jennifer Lopez in NYC the year before last.
There are new Rockrunner designs being added to the mix regularly, matching the styles of the times. You can find all kinds of colours and designs of Rockrunner - from a shiny ‘mud’ design to camo and pink colours.
Valentino Rockrunners: Sizing Guide
Valentino Rockrunners fit really well, like all Valentino footwear. Whether you opt for Valentino Rockstud heels, flats, or the classic Rockrunners, they’re sure to fit your feet perfectly.
If you’re a half-size (e.g 9.5), then it’s best to get the size above. This is because not all retailers will sell half sizes. If you have wider feet, then don’t worry as your Rockrunners should still fit you well.
As Valentino is an Italian brand, expect the footwear to come in Italian sizing. Here is a guide to Italian sizing:
- UK size 4 = Italian size 38
- UK size 5 = Italian size 39
- UK size 6 = Italian size 40
- UK size 7 = Italian size 41
- UK size 8 = Italian size 42
- UK size 9 = Italian size 43
- UK size 10 = Italian size 44 (etc)
If you’re purchasing your Rockrunners in store, then check how much room there is in the toe area of the shoe. If there is enough space for one finger between your longest toe and the end of your shoe, then the shoes should fit perfectly.
Likewise, you can test the fit by squeezing a finger between the heel of your foot and the shoe - if there’s not enough space, then it may be a tight fit. If there’s too much space, then you may want to get a size smaller.
If you’re checking out Rockrunners online, then be sure to check the reviews. Reviews should give you a clear idea as to whether they fit well, as well as let you know the pros and cons.
What Do I Wear with Rockrunners?
Rockrunners are versatile shoes that can go with a variety of outfits. In 2022, flared and baggy jeans are super fashionable - and the good news is that Rockrunners can pair perfectly with them.
Paired with baggy or distressed jeans, Rockrunners create an effortless and casual stylish look. This is perfect whether you’re walking in the park, shopping in town, or at lunch with friends.
For a super relaxed and casual look, you can always pair some stylish Rockrunners with leggings and an oversized shirt or hoodie. If you’re going for a sporty look, you could wear bicycle shorts, thick socks, and a crop top or baggy tee with your favourite pair of Rockrunners.
Alternatively, you could always wear a pair of joggers and a tee with Rockrunners, or shorts and a patterned shirt in the summer months.
However, Rockrunners don’t always have to pair with casual clothes. If you want to style your Rockrunners with something a little more classy, then you’ll be glad to know that Rockrunners look great with a skater skirt.
Lily Allen may have once rocked trainers in a dress, but unfortunately, not everybody can. Trousers can look great with Rockrunners, but dresses might not always be the best choice.
Rockrunners pair well with jeans and a shirt, which is a bonus if you’re a gentleman that likes the smart-casual aesthetic.
As Rockrunners can come in all kinds of styles with different patterns and colours, you’re sure to find the perfect pair that matches your style. If you prefer a low-key and calm look, then you can choose a pair with neutral colours.
Likewise, if you have a ‘loud’ fashion sense and like to make a statement, then why not opt for a neon pair, or a pair with a colourful star pattern?