The Nicole Shoes "Behave"
The Steve Madden Shoes "Jezebell"
Here's the issue. I bought the Steve Madden shoes because, as I said to my friends, "they look just like dance shoes!" When I wore them out yesterday and walked down my icy, packed-snow driveway, I realized: they are dance shoes. Jazz shoes. They have no traction, and they're very thin. But they're comfortable, and I love how jazz shoes look with clothes. So what I need to do is talk to a shoemaker (cobbler?) and see if they can be re-soled for use in Wisconsin winters.
The Nicole shoes are great because I can pretend in my head that I'm in the 1890s solving mysteries, a la The Alienist by Caleb Carr.