August 29, 2006
Style Verdict - Steve Madden or Payless?
When I saw these two almost identical shoes in two separate ads, I immediately thought, what's the difference? One is the Steve Madden "Cristan" (bottom) and the other is Payless "Knotty" Stacked Wedge. Both peep toe with a stacked heel. Steve's "upper" is made of actual suede, and the Payless one is faux. The Steve stack is almost 4.5 inches, and the Payless one is 3". The Payless shoe comes in the color shown, the Steve Madden's come in an array of colors (navy suede, red suede, grey suede, green suede, black suede, black patent, brown suede and leopard). Payless retails for $22.99, the Steve Madden's $69.95. Who has the better deal? Would you buy either one? Which one? Why? I wanna know your style verdict.