Hi Everyone, I have been meaning to do another Splurge or Steal for sometime, the last one was November!! Since Spring is upon us and I’m seeing sandals being busted out and dusted, it is only appropriate that I do one of the most popular sandals (continuing from last year). I’m talking about the Marc Fisher wedge espadrille sandals and the original design from Chloe!! So many bloggers have worn the Marc Fisher sandal last year I can’t even begin to count; I mean it is easy to see why this almost exact dupe is a crowd favorite. In 2017, both Chloe and Marc made some tweaks to its original version, but let’s review the similarity and differences of the 2016 versions first.
You can see that at once glance, the two shoes look almost identical, however there are some slight differences between Chloe and Marc Fisher’s designs. 1. The buckle for Chloe is metal through out, but Marc Fisher uses half metal and half leather loop for closure. 2. Chloe’s heels is same leather suede as the front but Marc’s is a leather finishing for its heels. 3. Chloe has no linings for the front cover, it is a single piece of suede, Marc’s has a synthetic lining that is stitched to the backside of the suede upper. Now let’s take a look at what the designers have done differently in 2017.
You can see that in 2017, Chloe changed the designer of the shoes a little by adding its signature scallop hem all around the trim, it has also shortened the front upper to reveal more toes. Chloe also changed its single ankle strap to a double loop, the strap itself is also thinner. The price for the new Chloe is $660 and comes in 5 different shades.
Marc Fisher hasn’t done much changes besides that it has added perforation to its upper. Instead of the solid suede, it now has little holes covering the top. For those of you that prefers the older model, you can still purchase the original style however it is on back order until Late May! It still retails for $160.
Now allow me to introduce one more player into the arena – Steve Madden. I stumbled on this pair of Steve Madden wedge sandal when I was looking for the Marc look alike. I didn’t want to wait until May to get the sandals so a quick google and Viola, I scored this shoe for a major steal of $60!! It looks very similar to the original Chloe and Marc and you can read all about my reviews on my latest Splurge or Steal YouTube video which I will link below.
So what do you guys think? Which of these sandals would you purchase? The $660 Chloe, or $160 Marc or $60 Steve Madden? My answer is in the video so make sure you check it out!