Adventures in Copyright: Steve Madden Takes a Shine to Miu Miu's Glittery Boot

We're not exactly surprised Steve Madden ripped off Miu Miu--actually the mass retailer has already done it before--but we are a tad taken aback that
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We're not exactly surprised Steve Madden ripped off Miu Miu--actually the mass retailer has already done it before--but we are a tad taken aback that
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We're not exactly surprised Steve Madden ripped off Miu Miu--actually the mass retailer has already done it before--but we are a tad taken aback that they've chosen to copy this shoe in particular.

Firstly, let me just say that I love me some Miu Miu. But I have to be honest with you: I think these particular Miu Miu shoes are just a tad unattractive. I mean, come on, a pastel strap sandal over top of a glittery golden bootie with a rounded-out heel? I guess I'm just not that adventurous with my footwear.

That being said, when they were sent down the Miu Miu Fall 2011 runway they did catch my eye: They were completely original, and something only Miuccia Prada, with her signature whimsy, can pull off. Now when Steve Madden butchers copies them...yeah, they're just bad.