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Balenciaga Wannabe Steve Madden Buckled Sandals: Love It or Hate It?

Balenciaga's sporty-chic sandals came out for Fall '07, and Steve Madden is just now duplicating the trend? Regardless of the slow timing, this Steve Madden Buckled Bright Sandal ($100) is Balenciaga gone way wrong. It has way too many buckles and the dainty heel doesn't go with the sporty feel. I would never disrespect Nicolas Ghesquière by wearing it. Would you?


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Lorelei-LeFae Lorelei-LeFae 6 years
Do not want.
Lorelei-LeFae Lorelei-LeFae 6 years
Do not want.
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
omg, i don't care who you are, these shoes are flat out ugly.
shalee55 shalee55 8 years
TASTELESS
shalee55 shalee55 8 years
TASTELESS
dolceproserpine dolceproserpine 8 years
I would never wear either heel, both are awful in my opinion. There's just too much going on, the colors are weird, it's just too much for this girl!
dolceproserpine dolceproserpine 8 years
I would never wear either heel, both are awful in my opinion. There's just too much going on, the colors are weird, it's just too much for this girl!
qshukura qshukura 8 years
I checked the Steve Madden site, and there is a white version of this same shoe, that is much more attractive than this multicolor creation. I'm investing in the white pair.
jennythereader jennythereader 8 years
Those are the most hideous shoes I've ever seen.
daniellexo daniellexo 8 years
its not like the originals are so much better or anything....btw everyone rips everyone off in the fashion world. walk into any target or kohls and you will see knock offs of alot of things. not everyone can afford balenciaga.
Sonnshine Sonnshine 8 years
OUCH! My eyes... Crap. lol
Sonnshine Sonnshine 8 years
OUCH! My eyes... Crap. lol
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 8 years
both are fug, and the Balenciaga heel is just as dainty as the Steve Madden one!!
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
there like the split decision of the shoes, but how can you pull-off a shoe to elaborate like this? i think there nice only a collector or somebody like that.... but NOT for me...
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
there like the splitdecision of the shoes, but how can you pull-offa shoe to elaborate likethis? i think there niceonly a collector or somebody like that....but NOT for me...
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I originals are nicer, these are really a total rip off of them, but I do like them both for something different. Maybe with a short jean mini and a white T with lots of fun colored bangles and stuff. Cute bag........yeah,I could wear them.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I originals are nicer, these are really a total rip off of them, but I do like them both for something different. Maybe with a short jean mini and a white T with lots of fun colored bangles and stuff. Cute bag........yeah,I could wear them.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i love steve madden, but these are appalling
Rnicolew Rnicolew 8 years
Jessiebanana you are so on the money!!!!! I think Steve should be knocked upside the head for this!!
saranightly saranightly 8 years
I didn't even like the original...
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Am I the only person who doesn't care if they are a rip off. Designers charge way too much for their "innovations" and I think it is cool that Steve Madden brings cool designs to us plebeians who can't afford them. While I don't like these in particular, I'm not ashamed to say that I couldn't afford the originals. Your economic situation is your economic situation and you have to live within your means. The knock offs don't bother me because they're not being marketed to the same buyers so the way I see it no harm, no foul.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Hate. The rip-off is s*** (excuse my choice of words however it's true.) The Balenciaga was cool, this is junk. Steve Madden has been copying everyone's designs. From Prada & Miu Miu style handbags to these shoes. Can you say lawsuit?!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Hate. The rip-off is s*** (excuse my choice of words however it's true.) The Balenciaga was cool, this is junk.Steve Madden has been copying everyone's designs. From Prada & Miu Miu style handbags to these shoes. Can you say lawsuit?!
jnm9jem jnm9jem 8 years
steve madden has been knocking off shoes for years now. while i do think it is good that steve madden is trying to bring stylish designs to people that can afford them, i do think it is kind of a cheap shot to keep screwing people out of their innovative designs. i do like the shoes, but obviously the Balenciaga ones are tremendously better. Nicolas Ghesquière is amazing.
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