No, they're not really like the Valentino's, but they're actually more practical for every day wear-to-work. The heel is a manageable to run around all day and there's no over-dramatic ankle strap.
Which do you prefer?(Ok, if I didn't feel guilty for spending $900 on shoes, I'd buy the Valentino's. Well, I'd buy them on sale. Pre-baby, pre-stock-market-crash days. The one in 2008. Not the one going on now. wonk wonk.)