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Spot the Real: Steve Madden Gladiator Sandals

Spot the real: Gladiator Sandals

Usually, I am elated when I spot a look for less, but not this time. Why? Because I bought the "real" at the end of last summer and paid more for my sandals on sale than the look for less costs full price! Oh yes, hell hath no fury like me when I've paid slightly too much for something LOL. But the good news is that I'm sharing this amazing find with you so you can save a few hard earned dollars on these wear-with-everything gladiators. The real is made from synthetic leather and costs $60. The look for less is just $23, also faux leather. The "real" gets some pretty bad reviews, buyer beware (customers complaining that the shoe falls apart, no bueno) so in this case you'd probably be wise to go for the budget version.

Ok, which shoe do you think costs more? Click a link below to find out!


P.S. I love this sandal in black and brown, but the neutral python is so subtle glam, and the white will look amazing against a tan! Pair these with cut-offs or maxi dresses all summer long. See how other fashion lovers are wearing this sandal here.
I don't want you to be even more mad, but the Steve Maddens are on sale at (but they only have a few sizes left). Maybe your readers can still score them at the lower price. :-)

#1 Jessica (Homepage) on 2015-02-11 09:48 (Reply)
love both of these
#2 Mel (Homepage) on 2015-02-11 10:26 (Reply)
They are both fabulous. I got a great pair of gladiators from Old Navy for $11 and they lasted about 7 years! I am still sad that they finally fell apart.
#3 True Happiness Designs (Homepage) on 2015-02-11 17:34 (Reply)
The left one looks more beautiful than the right one. The leather of the right one shines. But maybe it is just affected by the light.
#4 Nerty1950 (Homepage) on 2015-02-11 20:24 (Reply)
Great post.
#5 Joyce (Homepage) on 2015-02-12 02:17 (Reply)
Lovely gladiator sandals ! They are both fabulous !
#6 Ellie (Homepage) on 2015-02-12 04:00 (Reply)
Thank you soo much please do more of these I'm a heel girl but was in a market for a classic black sandal and these are exactly like the real deal but a way better price point I literally just bought some today!!
Thank you
#7 Xochitls on 2015-02-14 00:26 (Reply)
Another reason why I'm sad Target is leaving Canada. They have great accessories and shoes for good prices. I'm going to be on the hunt for these now when I got to Boston next month.
#8 Melissa | Suitcase and Heels (Homepage) on 2015-02-20 11:36 (Reply)
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