The Roger Vivier Heels Buying Guide
Credited with creating the first stiletto in 1954, Roger Vivier’s collection of heels delivers the same effortlessly modern elegance as the label’s original and now iconic Aiguille design. From signature styles like the Belle Vivier and Flower Strass pumps to Marlene Strass sandals and Bikiviv mules, expect every pair of Roger Vivier shoes to come in a variety of glamorous finishes and adorned with eye-catching embellishments. Read on for our Roger Vivier heels buying guide, which will help you decide on the footwear that works best for you and work out your most comfortable fit.
Queen Elizabeth II wore shoes by Roger Vivier for her coronation, while Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly and the Duchess of Windsor have also been loyal clients. This brand is distinguished and highly coveted, effortlessly exuding sophistication and elegance. Join the most fabulous women in high-class fashion with Roger Vivier. Featuring statement buckle embellishments throughout the collection and an array of patent leather or silky tones, choose women's Roger Vivier heels for directional and striking style. Truly innovative, eye-catching and showstopping, you will exude elegance and glamor with every step when wearing this desirable brand.
The Most Wanted Roger Vivier Heels
Roger Vivier’s Belle Vivier Trompette Pumps
Whether they are handcrafted from leather, patent leather or even tweed, Roger Vivier’s Belle Vivier Trompette Pumps are detailed with the instantly recognizable metal buckle at the square toe. They come with a hard-wearing leather outsole, and a 7CM heel that takes inspiration from the 70s to slightly flare out at the bottom. Choose from muted tones such as black, beige and navy blue, or opt for bolder options in red and pink.
Roger Vivier’s Très Vivier Metal Buckle Pumps
A fresh take on the brand’s iconic 60s model, Roger Vivier’s Très Vivier Metal Buckle Pumps feature the same large square metal buckle engraved with an RV logo and chunky flared heel that first made the original popular. The structured leather-covered heel measures 4.5CM to ensure they are comfortable, while the high-quality leather outsole is durable, breathable and easy to maintain.
Roger Vivier’s Flower Strass Buckle Pumps
Roger Vivier’s Flower Strass Buckle Pumps are topped with a signature buckle at the pointed toe, with each Swarovski crystal hand-applied to replicate the look of flowers. Crafted in Italy from leather, patent leather, suede or a glitter fabric, these pumps sit on a sculptural 6.5CM heel. Available in a range of colors, they also come in an ankle strap and slingback version.
The Roger Vivier Heels Sizing Guide
Roger Vivier footwear comes in European (same Italian) sizing. The chart below will help you work out how the brand’s sizing corresponds with your usual UK, US or Canadian size.
For example, if you normally wear a women’s UK 5 or US 7.5, you should take your Roger Vivier heels in an EU/IT size 37.5.
How To Care For Your Roger Vivier Heels
Roger Vivier heels come with a maintenance and care card included and we always recommend following the brand’s tips on how to keep your shoes looking their best for longer. Each pair also comes with a branded dust bag and shoe box, and it is advised to store them in these when not in use. Roger Vivier heels should be kept away from light and heat, and they should not come into contact with abrasive surfaces.
- How can I tell if my Roger Vivier heels are authentic?
Roger Vivier heels are made in Italy to exacting standards, and therefore low-quality materials and poor craftsmanship should be a good indication that your shoes are fake. There are a few ways to know for sure:
The brand’s buckles are always fixed from the underside using metal hardware pins, and not with glue or adhesive as some counterfeit products are.
Vintage Roger Vivier shoes will have the old 'R.V.' cursive logo, and styles that were made after 2004 should have the newer 'RV' cursive logo. The current logo does not feature a large curl at the 'V', the letters will meet between the 'R' and the 'V' and the period between the letters has been removed.
Those who produce counterfeit Roger Vivier products tend to sell them on websites with registered domain names that use the brand name, as well as words like ‘bags’, ‘outlet’, ‘authentic’ or ‘genuine’. To guarantee your shoes are authentic, we recommend always buying your shoes from Roger Vivier retail stores, or from other authorized department stores and retailers.
- Do Roger Vivier heels run true to size?
The brand’s heels generally fit true to size, and we recommend taking your usual size.
- Does Roger Vivier have a bridal collection?
The Roger Vivier bridal collection includes shoes, bags and accessories ideal for your big day. Roger Vivier’s wedding shoes are made from luxurious satin, leather or metallic fabrics, and feature everything from crystals to square buckles as embellishments. The range features the Flower Strass, I Love Vivier, RV Broche, Très Vivier and Belle Vivier, all reworked with a bridal-inspired twist.