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Steve Madden Pumps, Heels, Clogs Shoes Review: Leather, Suede, Glitter,

Updated on September 3, 2011

Steve Madden Evening Shoes

Steve Madden pumps, heels, and clogs categories offer summer&indoors fashionable footwear – these are the lighter and inherently elegant shoes whose slender style offsets that of the tall and impressive boots. In terms of architecture, pumps notably combine a platform with the heel, the former usually raising one inch, the latter over five inches – together providing a significant elevation.

While many of the heels display a classic single tone configuration (with a palette including blue, red, pink, white, peach, cream, black, and other shades) quite a few designs opt for two-tone layouts, subtle and more obvious, offsetting the shade of the upper with a differently painted sole (especially in the clogs) – a unique property that has become one of Steve Madden most notable stylistic features.


Models include classic slip-on, slip-on with a strap, slings, MJ-inspired, mule-type, and others; the brand recognizes the party and couture spirit of their customers, offering a range of respectively glitter and reserved neutral toned shoes.

Some of the bolder heels feature ultra-high stilettos, leopard prints on the upper, leather bows near the ankles (as opposed to company's own and to Cole Haan sandals, which place the bows on the toe), and ruffles. Available in either closed or peep toes. Let's take a closer look at some of the collections:

Steve Madden Leather Pumps
Steve Madden Leather Pumps


  • Sling pumps, made of suede, patent leather, nubuck, and other materials, combine the classic dress shoe with the flirtatiousness of a sandal. Synthetic sole&platform complement the heel (between four and five inches high). Staciee, Bowtiie, Homerrun, Alludde, Teecher, and other lines.

  • Classic style pumps incorporate suede, satin, leather and heels that raise above five inches; available in such unusual bright colors as green, purple, shocking pink, vermeil, and red besides classic black and white. Bevv, Ruusshh, Kattrina, Piccoo, Cougarr, Caryssa, CaryssaG, and additional collections created throughout the seasons.

  • Closed and open toe heels provide a more reserved three inch alternative to the high-fashion pumps. Patent leather and suede remain primary materials, painted in saturated blue, red, off-white, black, and other colors. Urgency, Piper, Piper-G, Envyy, Ulltra, Ulltra-G, Trinitie, Jaidde, and other lines.

  • Such short (3 inch heel) shoes as Upskale, Jaddiee, Samanthy, and Ultra-L present a more relaxed, casual design carrying a detail on the toe and even painting the inner side with a cute floral pattern. A rare casual selection in this overall fashion oriented Steve Madden shoes segment.


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