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Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Troopa' Boot

One of these cool pairs of combat-inspired lace-up boots costs $99.95, the other costs just $29.99. Can you guess which is the real and which is the steal? Click on either image to find out.

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Thanks to reader Samantha for sharing this amazing find!
Interestingly enough, I like the Kmart boot better than the Steve Madden. But lately, I've only obsessed over the Steve Madden glitter pump with the bow on the back - looks like the Louboutin.
#1 TexNYQueen on 2010-10-05 13:52 (Reply)
are the kmart boots rubbery or hard on the bottom. im wanting to buy these but am scared there going to look cheap
#1.1 kelly on 2015-01-14 16:02 (Reply)
Hi bb, can you make any suggestions as to how to pair this boot with clothes? I have. Pair, looking for help thanks! :-)
#2 noh on 2010-10-05 19:20 (Reply)
It doesn't look so fashionable...
#3 Lenzy (Homepage) on 2010-10-06 00:22 (Reply)
Of course it is more money..Madden's boot is leather while the other boot from KMart is man made material!
#4 sohoaccessories (Homepage) on 2010-10-06 07:45 (Reply)
I got it right. I mean, you can spot the real Steve Madden boots without any second thoughts. The second picture just looks so shiny! LOL
#5 Tina (Homepage) on 2010-10-07 03:21 (Reply)
The second boot that is more shiny is actually the Steve Madden boot. I have them and I love them. I also found a knock off at Bakers, but I wanted real leather.
#6 molly on 2010-10-15 07:34 (Reply)
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