Shoe Deja Vu: Charlotte Russe Vs Steve Madden – studded booties

charlotte-russe-studded-booNo, it’s not Groundhog Day – and I haven’t just posted the Steve Madden ‘Marvel’ booties twice by mistake either! When I wrote about those shoes last week, reader Jean emailed me to say they really reminded her of a pair of boots she’d seen at Charlotte Russe. And wow, but she’s right! The Charlotte Russe boots on the left aren’t just similar to the Steve Madden pair: they’re pretty much identical, no? As we know, Madden is well known for copying – I’m sorry, being inspired by – designer shoes, so this makes me think both of these must be a version of another shoe: I’m just not sure which one.

Either that or this time Steve Madden was inspired by, er, Charlotte Russe. Or they were inspired by him. Or… oh, I don’t know. In any case, the Charlotte Russe boots are $29.99 and also available in purple. Now, if only someone would make a version with a CLOSED TOE…


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