Review: Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal + Steve Madden Stecy SandalJune 05, 2016
|Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal in Adobe Aniline vs Steve Madden Stecy Sandal in Natural Smooth|
While pitting a pair of $400 shoes against a pair of $80 shoes doesn't yield a fair comparison, the two styles are similar enough in appearance that I decided to lump them together in one post.
SIZING I sized up in the "Stecy," which has narrow footbeds and a high arch. The "Nudistsong" fits more true to size (if not a little long length-wise).
COMFORT Both styles have four-inch stiletto heels and thin ankle straps, which make them poor walking shoes. I ended up keeping the "Stecy," which felt fine when walking short distances on carpeted floors, but left behind painful patches of raw skin when I tested them out on asphalt-concrete surfaces (1-1.5 miles nearly crippled me).
The "Nudistsong" felt slightly more comfortable and more cushioned at the sole than the "Stecy," but the difference isn't significant. I only wore them indoors for a few minutes, so can't speak to their long-term comfort.
|Left: Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandal in size 6.5 Right: Steve Madden Stecy Sandal in size 7|
Both styles (including the Nudistsong's slightly taller counterpart, the "Nudist") rarely go on sale in "seasonless" colors—think tan and black, but are sometimes included in buy more, save more or anniversary events.
The "Stecy" is currently on sale at Amazon in a number of colors, including "Blush Patent" which is 60% off in all sizes.