Thursday, April 29, 2010

Save or Splurge?

I don't have to tell you that clogs are making a strong resurgence in the sartorial realm. With wooden platforms, supple leather and nail head details, I can see the appeal. Miu Miu's clog is undeniably luxurious - but has a $495 price tag that not many of us can justify. Luckily, retailers are beginning to release versions inspired by our runway favorites. Steve Madden's pair retains the flavor the luxe version with the curved leather details, but opts for a nude-colored leather that will elongate legs. Will you save or splurge?


I'd also like to take a moment to thank Bren of Chasing Beauty for the Stiletto Award! If you haven't read her blog yet, what are you waiting for? Bren has a knack for singling out amazing beauty products to try.

23 comments:

  1. In all honesty I greatly prefer the look of the steve maddens!

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  2. I also like the Steve Maddens. But honestly, I can't pull off clogs. They are too thick for my thin legs. If you love clogs and will wear them a lot, go ahead and invest.

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  3. :) Just based on those pictures alone, I prefer the Steve Maddens. But if you take into account materials, fit, feel, of course the Miu Mius are going to be the better buy because they will last you for years. However, how long do you see yourself actually wearing clogs (and that particular shade?) -- for me personally I see it being around two seasons at most, so the Steve Maddens would be my pick because I would know I wouldn't need them to last for years!

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  4. I didn't look at the brands first and prefer the Steve Maddens!

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  5. I don't like clogs but I do like shoes which are a bit clog inspired

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  6. I actually prefer the Steve Madden's. And now I desperately want them!

    Congratulations on the award, my love!! :)

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  7. Oh I like the Mui Mui better! It's the color that's influencing me... but the Steve Madden's are just too good of a steal!

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  8. my suggestion is to go right down the middle and get some SWEDISH HASBEENS. They are priced fairly well with fun colors. I've even seen some of the colors on sale :)

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  9. If i was going for miu mius it would have to be the impossible hunt of a swallow or cat printed pair , so in this case i'll pick the maddens- I just heard available in L.A only?? katie.xx
    would love you to call by

    fashion clocked

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  10. I actually like the "save" pair better!

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  11. I love the Miu Miu ones but the SM is more financially appealing :)

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  12. I think the save pair is totally worthy!

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  13. Both are beautiful!
    Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog!
    You are sooo sweet!
    It means so much to me:)
    Have a lovely evening:)
    Kisses

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  14. I like the color of the Miu Miu's better, but I am also not the biggest clog fan.

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  15. I'm a big saver, but I do love the color of the Miu Mius... I think I will most likely join the clog trend soon though!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  16. i've been loving the sky-scraper clogs. i'm totally feeling the steve maddens, believe it or not. the subdued nude (ha! a rhyme) will make it work with sooooo many different things. plus, ya gotta love a bargain.

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  17. I never buy Steve Madden, they rip off other designers so shamelessly.

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  18. Steve Madden all the way! I know many fashionistas don't like SM because of style-stealing; however I would never be able to afford $500 shoes. Those of us who live on stricter budgets deserve a taste of lux. I believe in quality shoes, but I also believe in having shoes to wear.

    Love the find! =)

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  19. I didn't think I could get on board with the clog trend... but I'm hopelessly in love with all of Miu Miu's shoes right now!

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  20. I love them both, but would buy the SM's based on price. Then I could get more shoes! I'm sure the Miu Miu's are more comfortable though.

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  21. those miu miu's are devine but i'd have to go with the stevies. i can usually justify shoes if they're uber unique. if they're something comparable, then i will go with the cheapies :)

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  22. oooooh love love love this!!!:):)
    xx

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  23. I'd def. go with SM. This trend shouldn't last more than a NY minute. So why spend so much for the less attractive Miu Mius? That said, I *do* have one pair of clogs. I picked them up about 2 yrs. ago at a Saks 70% off sale. They are Miu Miu and at the time, I thought I'd wear them to go to my tailor (easy on/off). Well, I *still* haven't worn them and IIRC they are pretty cute. But like the other poster on here said, they tend to look very clunky with stick legs. So maybe that's why I can't get on board with this trend.

    Carole
    p.s., I can speak only for myself, but wooden heels *kill* my legs, unless there's crazy thick padding in the footbed.

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