Alexander McQueen made some super sick grommetted booties. Which we spotted on Mischa pre-breakdown. We're thinking they're an ideal transitional shoe. The grommets take what is a fairly average bootie and make it amazingly sexy and edgy. They're currently on sale for $900. Then one of our sleuthing readers showed us that Steve Madden, the brand ubiquitous with stealing designs and parading them as their own, was at it again, this time attacking Mr. McQueen's booties.
They've copied the grommets almost exactly, but, in a shocking twist, the Steve Maddens are suede! Wow. Congrats. Way to be original. Lets just cut to the chase, the Maddens, with their massive platform and too big peep toe (if you can even call it that), are fugly. Don't waste your money. --MELISSA ELLIOTT