Whenever I think of Steve Madden, I still think of those black wedges with the thick, stretchy strap that were SO popular when I was in middle school. I think everyone had a pair of those elasticized monstrosities, except for me, because my mom thought that they’d be bad for my feet. I have since gotten my revenge on her by refusing to wear anything but flip-flops for the rest of my life.
Anyway, ol’ Steve is trying pretty hard to make sure we forget about those ridiculous shoes of the late ’90s, if the Steven by Steve Madden Shirred Soft Hobo is any indication. It’s got a great, poppy color, an interesting, cut-up construction, and if the name is to be believed, then it should be soft and supple as well. It’s my favorite size and shape and would work great as an everyday bag. Plus, the higher-end “Steven” line still prices their all-leather handbags really well – you can Buy through Nordstrom for $268.