Shoes-day: Steve by Steve Madden Madee

Hi everyone! I’m going to try to do a Shoes-day post every Tuesday. As long as I can stay ahead of myself I should have consistent posts.

I’ve been seeing a lot of slip-on loafers for Fall since mid-July from different retailers. When Nordstrom had their sale in July I purchased the Madee in Glitter. I thought they would give my jeans and pants a little pizzazz during the Fall and Winter months when things get a little gloomy. It was hard choosing from the two options at the time, Glitter and Calf-Hair Leopard. Knowing I already had a leopard flat made my decision a little easier.

The Madee is a variation of a men’s formal slipper and comes in 18 different colors and fabric. There is also the Madee-S, a colorful sequined loafer, and Melter, which has spikes at the toe. I took a size 7 and found them to be comfortable during my try-on. I have not worn them “full-time” yet but hope to soon. Currently the Madee, excluding the a few colors & styles, is on sale at for $79.95. Other retailers are also offering similar styles at different price points.

Aldo has the Pratillo, Killon, and Buschur for $60-90. The Killon in gold looks very similar to the Darby Loafer by J Crew. That price range is from $198-298. Of course, you are paying for an Italian-made shoe. I have not seen the J Crew Darby Loafer in person. I have seen the Aldo Pratillo and Black Patent Killon and would have purchased either of them if I had not already found the Madee on sale in Black Patent. During that sale I also purchased the Taupe Snakeskin. The Madee loafer has a leather sole with a heel while the Aldo loafer has a synthetic sole with a heel. The J Crew Darby has a flat rubber sole with no heel.

I think these will be my “go-to” shoes for the Fall and Winter. I’m excited to pair the Glitter with my Lolli pants, the Origami Mini in Toile and my trusty Ankle Toothpick jeans.

What do you think of the Madee? Will you be getting a slip-on loafer?

**I do want to disclose that I did exchange the above Madee in Glitter for the same pair. As you can see, the sole was coming unglued. I have not had this happen with the new pair or either of my other two pair.


  1. September 20, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    I'll be passing on this look. Too Palm Beach for my taste. Seeing all those old farts strolling around in their Stubbs and Wootton slippers has turned me off this look forever. They look comfortable though, enjoy.

  2. September 20, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    Hahaha! Too funny xoxo!

  3. September 20, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    I saw that glitter one online and really liked it. Not sure I'd wear them, although they would be an awesome tribute to Michael Jackson 🙂 I find that going too menswear is not a good look for me.

  4. September 20, 2011 / 8:35 pm

    I'm not really loving the slip on loafers. There is just something about them that screams retirement home to me LOL. I think my grandpa has a similar pair (no kidding).

  5. September 21, 2011 / 3:42 am

    Audreybella, here are the Talbots sweaters (one without collar. Not quite the same, but they look better made.

    Here and here.

  6. September 21, 2011 / 6:33 am

    I'd love to try these out but it's too cold now, I need socks – that wouldn't be a good look!

  7. September 22, 2011 / 12:12 am

    I've been seeing them on the internet and really love the look on everyone but me. I can't do flats for long in these parts bc flats and socks are not my thing and I would need socks in the cold WI temps. I love the glitter and leopard ones (I saw a leopard pair on RosaLovesDC tumblr). I can't wait to see your rock these. I know you'll look great!

    PS-I rec'd the dress and have already worn it. LOVE IT. Thank you so much!!!