It’s no doubt that Yves Saint Laurent makes some of the most notorious shoes, especially when it comes to pumps. Their Tribute pump is your classic sky-high platform pump in black patent. I’m not much of label girl, but there must be something magical about walking around with YSL or Louboutin on your feet. Still, that magic would undoubtably be overshadowed by the sad loss of $760 to the bank account.
Which brings me to the Steve Madden’s. The Caryssa pump has a ridiculously similar shape to the YSL pump and even comes in patent, leather or suede. And for almost an eighth of the price? Total perfection. I’ve purchased several pairs of black pumps in my time, but each time I’ve settled for less than my expectations. Finally, I’ve found a pair with the ideal material, shape, heel/platform height, and most importantly, the price tag.
So tell me, are the YSL pumps worth it? Or are the Steve Maddens the right alternative?