Celebs love their high-end gladiator sandals from Guiseppe Zanotti, Balenciaga or Lanvin but sometimes, even they wear good ol’ Steve Maddens.
I know we’re not alone in drooling over runway shoe designs but more often than not, purchasing a pair of those babies at full retail price usually means foregoing paying rent for at least 3 months. So when young and hip celebs like model Bar Rafaeli, actress Jessica Stroup and singer/actress Hilary Duff start wearing Steve Madden themselves, that gives Steve Madden credit as a legit celeb-worthy brand that WE (thankfully!) can afford.
Bar Rafaeli shopping in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood
Jessica Stroup wears Steve Madden Chancee sandals in an episode of 90210
Hilary Duff at the LAX airport wearing her Steve Madden Chancees
We can see why Bar, Jessica and Hilary love Steve Madden Chancee sandals: they’re right on trend and the gold studs give them an extra glammed up look. The zipper closure at the back of the heel means easy on and off wear and no more messing with a ton of straps and buckles that most gladiator sandals have.