Vintage Booties from Freebird by Steve Madden
The weather has been quite strange here in California…even though we’re going through a drought, June brought quite a bit of cool and foggy (and sometimes humid) gloom, with cooler days leading up to the usual summer weather in July. During the heat of the summer, I’m perfectly happy in flip flops every day, but while we were still waiting for those days to hit us, I was enjoying my TOM’S and Sperry slipons. Although I do love those uber comfy shoes, I was looking to switch it up a bit. I really wanted to wear my booties for the effortless pop of flair they add to my outfits, but with socks they were just too warm. I was browsing around for some cutout booties that I could wear without socks, and ran across these awesome vintage, rugged looking styles from Steve Madden! These boots are specifically from Steve Madden’s Freebird line, which is hand crafted using a traditional Goodyear construction for virtually indestructible soles. One of the biggest annoyances of mine when shoe shopping is soles that seem to wear out so fast, earning the piece of footwear a spot in my “to fix eventually” pile. I’ve gotten more selective over the years, as footwear truly is one of those things that proves the legitimacy of the “you get what you pay for” cliché. I still cave every now and then to a cheap pair if I just can’t pull myself away from the style, but the fact that these seem to be made like boots used to be made, with the quality of old time Americana that most of us wish was still the standard on the market. Apart from the quality though, these shoes just look awesome! Earthy tones and textures always catch my eye, and these just have such a cool well-worn look to them. Complete with awesome strap details and hardware, these are winners! Check out all of the styles below…but check out the individual product pages, as many of these come in several different rich colors. I picked a decent variety of colors to showcase the variety. I have to say I love the antique look of all of these, especially the Wine Suede!
Freebird by Steven boots are handcrafted from start to finish, using a traditional Goodyear construction, in which stacks of leather are hammered together and carefully stitched to create a virtually indestructible sole. This technique has been used to create the highest quality boots for centuries. “
Each pair starts with carefully selected materials and is finished with extreme attention to detail, going through 5 or 6 final steps to ensure each pair is one of a kind. Our original designs inspired by vintage Americana and created using time-honored craftsmanship are a unique way to finish any look.”
Shop the Freebird by Steve Madden line here.