Each time our steal deal alarm sets off, we jump right on here to keep you posted!
Now straight to what we’ve got:
Have you observed the recent trend with the dress+sneakers melange? Here’s what I mean:
One of the many reasons why I’m so in love with this mix is the effortlessness it requires. The fact that I can simply play dress-up and slay without so much rigor and hassle, makes it extremely appealing to me.
Now let’s turn it back to you 🙂 . Has this new trend ever left you wondering where to find the perfect sneaks (colour and style) to pull off your own version? And have you also been ruminating about how much, and for how long you would have to save up to afford one? Well gurl, news splash: Your thoughts were tipped to us and this post is specifically for you!
Now look closely – but yes please, you may blink 😀 .
Identification: The shoe on the left is Qupid’s Laser Cut Slip On Sneakers, while the one on the right-hand side is Steve Madden’s ELENOR Sneakers (also laser cut). So just to gain a bit of perspective on the subject of “Laser-cut footies” and the “copy-cat high street trend”, please do well to read what we had to say about it here.
Okay, back to where we were. Funny though, but I actually wasn’t shocked to see these two (2) laser cut beauties looking so alike – I mean, it’s a borderless trend in high street fashion. But on seeing the names of the brands behind the two creations, the only expression I could produce was a breathy “not again!”. I’m sure you’re wondering what in the world I mean. Well, this is about the umpteenth time the two (2) brands have put up an appearance of similar shoes in their galleries.
It’s safer not trying to guess who copied who (although I bet your instincts would whisper that to you soon 😉 ), then again, I wonder if this is probably just “another” coincidence (making them one too many now 🙄 ). Well, I had made up my mind to overlook the incident and just love them both up, until I stumbled upon this:
Yea, like “what the!!!” Both are also available in similar color variants (SMH). These aren’t even so alike. On digging further, we discovered that Steve Madden did actually have a pair more alike (in color especially) to Qupid’s, although it’s currently out of stock. Here’s what it looks like:
By my guess, I presume you’re already going “Nawa oh!” 😀. Well, trust me, we’ve been right at that exact spot you are right now. But hold on darl. I suspect you might just take a chill once you see what’s coming next:
Yea, I saw how your eyes brightened up! Ermmmm…. are you still protesting?
So here are a few things to note, okay?
- Steve Madden is an awesome brand, and so is Qupid. And oh, they both produce great quality foot wears
- No one can tell for sure if both brands deliberately meant to create pairs of shoes close in resemblance to each other (!!!…really?)
- Both brands are high street quite alright, however, they aren’t on the same placement. Dozens of high street foot wear brands exist, but some are higher up the ladder in terms of eminence, etc. than some others. (P.S – This is yet another reason to read what we had to say about it here)
- This post is neither directed towards driving traffic to Qupid’s store (at least they didn’t pay us to 🙄 ), nor to discourage purchases from Steve Madden’s on account of the price of their shoes (every manufacturer has the right to set his/her selling price, depending on the cost price right?)
- In the end, one of the objectives of this post (not the primary though) is to provide a pocket-friendly alternative for up-comers, who like me cannot yet bear to see a whooping N20,000 debit alert labeled “One pair of shoes”! 😀
So at this juncture (clears throat), I’ll leave you to make your choice. I already made mine and you of course know which of the two I’ll be getting, while I keep the other in view and shop for a dress to match, with the change from my purchase 😉 .
Ready to shop Pweetie?
Go for Steve Madden’s ELENOR Sneakers HERE.
Snag a pair of Qupid’s Laser Cut Slip-On Sneakers HERE.
Okay, I’ve got to run now. But before then, here’s to you: What are your thoughts on the notion of “price reflects quality”, in the fashion industry? Is price really a determinant of quality? Please share your thoughts on the subject, right in the comments box below.
Looking forward to hearing from you!