Hi, I was just wondering between these two Steve Madden shoes (I like the brand since my cousin introduced me), which ones are more stylish for a university student to be wearing on occasions? These fit my budget and I know it's a man made sole and probably not up to most of your standards...which is fine for me...I don't have the money and don't like to buy 2nd hand shoes. Anyways...I was a bit unsure about these because one is made in India (the first one shown), and the other is from China (second one shown)...neither of which are American (which i assume is the REAL steve madden or something) and neither of which I know about the country's reputation in shoe making. Can some of you help me out with what country has a better make? Also was a bit unsure if the fact that the bottom of the first shoe was so plain poses a problem...for traction and such...compare to the other which has an insignia and some treads...opinions needed, hoping to close a sale sooner than later so I can go back to studying for this semester Both have leather uppers and lining and manmade soles...and both are in my price range (which isn't the focus if one is to suggest what my price range is so they can offer me a different shoe completely...nice try ). Also open to opinions on the shades of brown in which they differ...considering I have dark skin (I'm african-canadian). Thank you in advance...if I get more experience I will try to help out more around here...for now I'll be doing more reading than typing haha. First option The other option For any who take the time to answer, I'm sincerely grateful. Newbies probably are looked at as annoying takers with nothing to give back...which I'm aware of. I have tried my best not to come across as annoying and tried to cover all bases in a coherent message with adequate pictures for genuine help deciding between what the majority of you would deem more stylish for the buck (same price for both as I said). Cheers to all. EDIT* I wear mostly dress shirts, khakis, jeans, sports jackets...stuff like this.