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Steve Madden vs. Aldo wingtips?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pauliec, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. pauliec

    pauliec Well-Known Member

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    What's the better quality shoe? Personally, I've owned one pair of Steve Maddens and it was the most comfortable pair of shoes I've ever worn. I've owned a few pairs of Aldos and haven't been all that impressed. Both were more casual slip-on shoes.

    What would you guys choose? Both companies offer brown wingtips that I like quite a lot, but can't decide on which. Leaning toward the Maddens.

    Steve Madden Banelli (no laces, it's a slip on with an elastic band under the tongue)
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    Aldo Girt
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  2. bullethead

    bullethead Senior member

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    rengler22 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I could decide on just one...
     
  4. matstyleku

    matstyleku Senior member

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    I could definitely see an advantage to having shoes with holes for laces, but are actually slip ons. I can't tell you how many times after a night of getting sloshed at the clubs that I came home and didn't want to risk falling down by untying my shoes.
     
  5. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    whats your budget?
    those shoes both have glued on soles and will fall apart after a little while.
     
  6. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    The vamps look like they are hanging on for dear life. [​IMG]
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    We've been infested with newbies. The forum is in trouble.
     
  8. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    We've been infested with newbies. The forum is in trouble.

    Seriously what is going on. 3-4 posts about Steve madden & Aldo on the front page. [​IMG]
     
  9. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Senior member

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    I highly advise against buying anything from Aldo. Yes, they do a great job creating trendy and stylish shoes however, they are such poor quality that it doesn't matter. I used to buy Aldo shoes back in the day and was always unhappy with them. If you wear your shoes once a week, like I do, they will not last more than a year. The soles are poor quality and the leather is shit.


    As far as Steve Madden goes, I've never bought a pair but some people say they are solid like a 6 out of 10.
     
  10. ak622

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    Both shoes are supposed to be "trendy" shoes so people buy them and wear them for a few months then toss them (or they just break). Both of the shoes look pretty bad but if its wore just for clubbing where they will be stepped on and drinks dropped on, just get some cheapies.
     
  11. pauliec

    pauliec Well-Known Member

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    I know they're not the greatest quality shoes in the world, far from it, but I wanted to stay around $100 price range as just knock around shoes. If you guys can think of anything better for about 100 bucks, let me know.
     
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    Mudhiker Senior member

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    I know they're not the greatest quality shoes in the world, far from it, but I wanted to stay around $100 price range as just knock around shoes. If you guys can think of anything better for about 100 bucks, let me know.

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    Neil M. Broadway. I just picked up a pair in this color on Overstock.com for $79. Sturdy, good looking leather shoe with a more modern, long toe. Resole-able Goodyear welted leather sole. (Rubber heel.) These are made in Mexico, some of their models are Made in USA. Can be found on Amazon. Many styles on closeout for about $100 on the Neil M. website.
     
  13. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    they are both shit

    ^+1000000
     
  14. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    ^ Disagree. Colors are fine. Sole & design are shit.
     
  15. essej

    essej Well-Known Member

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    Some of those Neil M. shoes look really good; you should probably check them out if you are on a budget.
     
  16. Monimus

    Monimus Senior member

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    Even on a budget, you can find some of Allen Edmonds' older models (sometimes even current) on eBay for <$100.
     
  17. Newlaw

    Newlaw Senior member

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    Even on a budget, you can find some of Allen Edmonds' older models (sometimes even current) on eBay for <$100.

    Doubt you can find any new AE's on Ebay from $100 from a reputable seller.
     
  18. Monimus

    Monimus Senior member

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    http://tinyurl.com/suckitnewlaw Around the $100 mark you can find some. And the inventory keeps revolving. I'd say wait until you find something instead of buying a pair of Aldo shoes.
     
  19. Newlaw

    Newlaw Senior member

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    http://tinyurl.com/suckitnewlaw Around the $100 mark you can find some. And the inventory keeps revolving. I'd say wait until you find something instead of buying a pair of Aldo shoes.
    Suck what? 99% of what you just linked are loafers and slip-ons. Find me new park-ave's or something similar with (I.E. something actually relevant to the OP) new and less for $100. Here is size 11, from low to high. Not 1 oxford with a leather sole under $150. I check ebay constantly for new AE's in models actually worth owning. Anyone selling a desirable AE is not selling it for under $100. Why would they? http://clothing.shop.ebay.com/Mens-S...82&_vc=1&gbr=1
     
  20. Monimus

    Monimus Senior member

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    True, you're not going to find Park Avenues or Strands under 200$.

    Lurking our BS forum, you could probably find, though.
     

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