On Saturday May 4th from 2-5pm Steve Madden made an appearance at the Tyson’s Corner shopping center in Northern Virginia. Customer’s were invited to grab a picture with the designer himself, shop his latest shoe collection and enter a raffle for a chance to win a free pair of shoes. The music was blasting and the line was out of the door.
It was love at first sight! The shoes, I mean. The display was packed with every brand new Steve Madden style you could imagine. The latest summer sandals, pumps and boots were stocked and available before they’d normally appear in many of the other Nordstrom stores.
Spotted Steve Madden Trends
Flat sandals styles are here to stay for the summer this season. Steve Madden updated these in roman styles with thicker straps, shiny hardware, leather and some studded accents.
The New Pump
Madden updated the classic pump with a thin high heel and rounded pointy toe for more comfort. He choose colors such as blush, metallic silver and patent black that would make a statement but still match any outfit. For the more daring fashionistas, the pumps on the shelf below had a higher platform and heel, ankle straps and were available in funky colors such as cobalt blue and yellow.
This season was all about color. Both pumps and boots were available in never before seen colors, proving that the shoe is what really makes the statement in every outfit. Pumps in funky neon brights were a big hit while boots in olive-green, red wine and stone cold blue were the hot trends for Madden this season.
Straps are no longer just for functionality on shoes this season. Ankle straps were added to pumps and peep toe shoes, criss-crossed buckled styles to flat sandals and dozens of tiny straps were strategically placed on super high sandals. I fell in love with a black pair that had a gladiator style front and 7 inch heel.. maybe a little hard for me to walk in but they were absolutely gorgeous!
Add a print to a pump or boot and you can create a whole new look for a shoe. Pretty paisley and sassy snake skin were my two favorite prints for Madden this season.
Combat boots just got an update. Silver hardware and new colors make these boots a great everyday option for anyone with an edgy look.
Studded & Embellished
Steve Madden definitely had a good sense for what shoes could use a little embellishment. Sandals and pumps were then covered or accented with studs to the shoes that could use a little something extra.
While in the process of trying on shoes to update my CHIC wardrobe, my name was called as one of the raffle winners! I had the choice of any pair of Steve Madden shoe I wanted. I went with a pair of lace-up boots that I could opt to wear any time of the year (combats look cool with shorts or pants) and that still continue look good throughout the years even with a little wear and tear. Free shoes and a picture with Steve Madden was an awesome way to end the day!