My Fave 2000s Brand Is Selling More Shoes Than Ever—Here Are the 34 Best Buys

steve madden's best shoes to buy now, according to a fashion editor


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One of my new pandemic hobbies has been learning about the stock market, which includes paying attention to companies' revenue reports. (Nerdy, I know.) But this is why I stumbled upon a crazy fact: Steve Madden's most recent reports show the highest quarterly sales in the company's entire 31-year history. Plus, revenue was up 52% compared to the previous quarter. If you're a millennial like I am, this may come as surprising news. I was under the impression that the brand peaked around the early 2000s. But the numbers don't lie, so I must be wrong! 

Given the news that Steve Madden is more popular than ever before, I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of editor-approved picks from the brand. Below, I handpicked some of my favorites, including knee-high platform boots (a favorite of Gen Z), ankle boots, block-heel sandals, and even one very bold pair of wedges

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Lug-sole boots are one of the biggest trends this year. 

Style these perfect loafers with high socks and a miniskirt. 

The perfect party shoes exist, and they're staring you right in the face. 

These are just too darn cute to pass up—even in the middle of winter. 

I'd wear these with semi-sheer tights and a minidress. 

These would look great paired with a shearling coat. 

I love the green soles on these cool boots. 

Functional and stylish—the perfect combination. 

These are sure to command attention at your holiday party. 

These are giving me '90s vibes, and I'm here for it. Play up the throwback feel and wear them with a midi slip skirt. 

The ideal go-anywhere shoes for any time, any place. 

These platforms would look so cute with your sparkly holiday party dress. 

I'm picturing wearing these in the British countryside, but your parents' suburban neighborhood is good, too. 

In case you're looking for some dressy shoes for holiday parties. 

I'd go monochrome, and wear these with a white turtleneck and jeans. 

I just love this pretty pastel green color. 

This sale find probably won't last for long. 

I'd wear these with baggy cargo pants and a chunky turtleneck sweater. 

I'd wear these with an oversize anorak coat and skinny jeans. 

Gen Z celebs like Willow Smith and Olivia Rodrigo are obsessed with knee-high lace-up boots

Cowboy boots are having a resurgence, y'all. 

These may be the best combat boots under $100. 

Anna Wintour loves to wear her knee-high boots with midi dresses, so I'm doing the same.