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Spot the Real: DV by Dolce Vita 'Gibsin' Perforated Sneakers

Can you spot the real Gibsin sneakers?

In my Gap post yesterday, I asked where can you get genuine leather sneakers for under $50 - and well, I just answered my own question last night when I stumbled upon the DV by Dolce Vita 'Gibsin' leather sneaker on Rue La La, on sale for just $39.99. Granted, this popular shoe was already sold out by the time I scoped the sale at 11pm, but a quick search around the web revealed you can get these sneakers elsewhere for the same price or lower ( has the most colors/sizes available - the mint is just $23!). From the Rue La La sale, I snagged these leopard ones using store credits, and am contemplating getting the 'Orra' slide, too (it's $36 versus $60 at Nordstrom).

The moral of the story? You can get the real 'Gibsin' for less if you just shop around. Having said that, this shoe has a budget-friendly doppelgänger that's just $24.99 in black or off-white, the outsole crafted from leather and thermoplastic rubber (whatever that means). See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking either link below!


UPDATE: Thanks to Deb in the comments for pointing out that the 'Gibsin' is not real leather but manmade materials. Sorry guys!
These are not real leather.
#1 deb on 2015-05-06 13:34 (Reply)
Oh my goodness you're right! I just assumed they were real leather based on the $70 original pricetag. My mistake. I've corrected the title to avoid confusion.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2015-05-07 07:14 (Reply)
What??? I paid full price for these last year!

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#2 Heidi on 2015-05-06 22:16 (Reply)
These are not real leather....for sure.
#3 kiko on 2015-05-12 02:33 (Reply)
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