The Valentino Rockrunner, which bears a strong resemblance to the Nike Internationalist, is essentially a luxurious take of the runner from the elite Italian fashion house.

Defined by the application of studs on the side panels for a contemporary edge, the silhouette is comprised of a Dark Rutenio-colored leather upper with tonal black suede overlays throughout to further exude its premium build.

The model emits a slight sheen as well, as the color is inspired from Ruthenium, a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of the periodic table.

Further detailed with a stud embellishment on the heel, the model is finished off with a yellowed midsole for vintage appeal and a black outsole.

You can purchase a pair at select Valentino stockists worldwide now for a price tag of $679.

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Author’s Take

These are statement sneakers and with that price tag, it’s an investment (especially if it’s out of your price range). I’m a fan of this silhouette and in this colorway, it’s really nice. I’m just biased towards runners or runner-inspired designs.


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