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Steve Madden Troopa Reviews

394 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

64%Rated 4 stars

36%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

77% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 274 Troopa Steve Madden Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 2, 2011

Anonymous

 

I ordered the tan leather in a size 7. I really love this style of combat boot. I get a ton of compliments and they go with everything and look great with skinny jeans and a loose top. But I will inform you the soles wear a little quickly.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 2, 2011

Anonymous

from Silver Spring, MD

The Troopa Boot is great! Had an issue with the zippers on both boots, but otherwise a great value. Real leather, not pleather.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 25, 2011

Pat

from Buffalo NY

Runs small. I ordered the black, in my usual size, and couldn't even get my foot all the way in. I exchanged them for a half size up, and they are still too small. They are cute, and give you the look of laces with the convenience of a zipper. They seem like they'd be comfortable if I went another round of sizing up, but I'm going to a different boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 24, 2011

Gina F

from Boston, MA

These shoes are super cute and stylish! I loved the lace up feature, which can be worn all kinds of ways. And the zipper on the side made it easy to slip them on and off. The width of the shoes felt a little more snug than I expected so I will not be able to wear thick wool socks with them during the winter. But other than that, I am happy with these boots. They are pretty versatile and so far, they feel great to walk in every day.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 4, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I loved these boots when they came in. The style is exactly what I was looking for. Too bad they're too small! I normally wear a 10 but had to return them and get them from the Steve Madden website because they were the only one I could find that carried an 11. They are very narrow and with socks on too small. Otherwise, Zappos rocks. I got them in 2 days.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 20, 2011

Dana Q

from San Diego, CA

Love these boots. They are comfortable (I can wear them all day at work) and great looking. They even make my feet look smaller!

Brands I'd also recommend: Harley Davidson

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 6, 2011

Sheri F

from Vancouver, WA

Tried on these boots in the store. In cognac, the boot has a good non-skid sole. But in black, the sole is as smooth and slick as marble -- no grip whatsoever. So if slipping concerns you, avoid black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Boutique 9

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Chicago

Really awesome shoes. Look super old fashion but have a great sole so you don't slip, I live in icy Chicago. And comfy! And they were my exact size. Didn't have to worry if they would fit. Zappos is awesome too. You get your stuff fast and they are so nice and helpful on the phone!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 20, 2011

Sally

from Bellingham, WA

I really love the way this boot looks. I ordered it a little too big but it still is snug around the ankle and calf, which is perfect. I was surprised at how slippery the soles are! I never slip outside, but when I'm indoors at school or shopping, I have slipped more than once. The soles also get beat up pretty easily. Be nice to these boots!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 30, 2010

J S

from Madison, Wisconsin

Awesome boot! I have been searching for the perfect pair of brown boots that are not like everybody else's (calf height, suede and/or just plain), and I found them. I love this combat look and it is unique (for now). I just got them today and was pleasantly surprised when I took them out of the box. They look exactly like the picture; they fit (slightly narrow across toe area but then again I have big feet - 10), and they are comfortable. I love the look of these boots; I might just have to buy another pair. The only possible downside that I foresee is the tread - or lack of. I live in Wisconsin and it is now winter; I am thinking I will need to be a bit more careful outdoors - but they are still a definite "do".

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 26, 2010

Anonymous

from DC

Love these boots with leggings! I have big feet, a size 9, but these shoes don't make them look man-ish. I wouldn't wear them with jeans bit on dresses, leggings, and skirts they're fabulous. Sole is very slippery though and I've fallen in them before.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 19, 2010

Anonymous

 

First - Zappos rocks. You just can't beat free shipping! These boots are very good looking - true to size. One bummer. Though there is a zipper on the side, the laces still need to be somewhat loosened in order to get the foot inside the boot. This is an extra step I could do without. Otherwise, a handsome boot.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 12, 2010

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

Just got these boots in the mail today - as usual, the shipping was super fast (ordered on Thursday, got them the next day). It is a beautiful boot, but just not quite the style I was looking for. All leather, inside and out, and true to size (I wear a 9, ordered a 9 and it fit perfect). Sole was definitely a little slick, and there is not much padding in the inside. But overall a really cute boot. Would be great for steampunk or vintage type styles.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 4, 2010

Anonymous

from CA

Great boot! Love the vintage looking style (got the cognac/brown). Cute with dresses and tights. I love that it zips (as well as has the laces) which makes taking on & off easy. My only issue is the quality of the sole. I wore them once and the sole is already worn down because it is so thin & soft! I'm going to have to spend on taking them to a cobbler, which is a major bummer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Miz Mooz

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 28, 2010

Tracy h

from cincinnati, ohio

Surprisingly comfy. I've been wearing them with my skinny jeans folded over and tucked inside, and they bring just the right amount of edge to an otherwise boring black t-shirt and jeans. I only lace them halfway up so they gain a little extra shape (and fit over my pants). They're also cute with big socks and bare legs/tights. I just wish the sole had a teensy bit of tread.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 23, 2010

Cara

from Bellingham

Great boot. I like that the laces are fully functional, and it zips too. You can lace it halfway, and cinch it around the ankle, and let the very generous tongue open up. The only drawback is that the sole is not too thick, and I think I will have to add a rubber scuff or else it will wear down too quickly.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I purchased these boots recently because they looked very cute online. I got them in the brown leather, and I was really pleased with how they looked in person. However, when I put the shoes on, they did not live up to my expectations. First, the footbed is very flat, hard, and cheaply made. These are not good shoes to buy if you do not have flat feet. I put a cushion insert in and that helped a lot. However, the second problem is that the heel cup is so hard and stiff that it rubs on the back of your heel when you try to walk, even if you are wearing thick socks. I would think that boots that looked so nice on the outside would be just as nice on the inside, or at least have a little padding around the heel. I will have to take these boots back because they are uncomfortable.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 16, 2012

Anonymous

 

I ordered these boots in the Cognac because they looked so cute and the color looked really vintage. I got a color that looked an awful lot like the tan and not the cognac. I called zappos and they sent me a new pair two days later. The new pair was the same tannish color and NOT THE COGNAC. After doing internet research it looks like the brand has changed the cognac color to a sort of new tannish color with a darker toe and heel. So don't buy the cognac online because the picture is NOT CORRECT. But the shoes are adorable and comfortable. Just buy them at the store.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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April 30, 2012

Anonymous

from portland, or

I ordered a size 8.5. The box said it was 8.5. The actual boot was a size 9.5, clearly marked. Obviously just a mistake, but very frustrating. Free shipping is great, but it's still a long process to get the return label and ship the wrong boots back.

Brands I'd also recommend: frye

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Bay Area, CA

I got these boots and ended up returning them because I just really didn't care for the style. I bought them picturing them to be a little bit more like military boots, but they were too little house on the prairie for me. They were comfortable, but it was just that style on me didn't work out. Zappos offers great customer service and returned them without a problem!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 8, 2012

Cunningham

from Sedona, AZ

I hate to be the dissenting review, but I was very disappointed with these boots. The ankle shaft was very large and cinching in the laces did not help. I had on pretty thick socks as well. Plus the leather was not as good of a quality I had hoped.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 26, 2011

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

These boots look way different in person. I ordered them hoping for "military" style boots but instead they are a very narrow "Victorian" style. They look horrible with bootcut jeans and my skinny jeans looked even worse! I was so excited from the way these looked in their pictures but they are going back tomorrow. I should note that I wear a size 10 and they fit true to their size. I asked 5 different people for their opinions and they all agreed that they don't work. 2 people also think they look like they will fall apart after a few months of wear. At least Zappos is awesome!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, New York

I have been wanting boots in this design but without the side zipper. This detailing drove my nuts, either lace them or zip them I was ranting about. But I could not find any that would meet those needs, so I ordered the Troopa by Steve Madden. I did not care for the zipper, hence me looking for a different design for over a year, and I did not care for the quality of leather that was used either. These are just not a great match for me, and they ran quite narrower than what I am comfortable with.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 10, 2011

Anonymous

from Brooklyn, New York

I have been wanting boots in this design but without the side zipper. This detailing drove me nuts, either lace them or zip them I was ranting about. But I could not find any that would meet those needs, so I ordered the Troopa by Steve Madden. I did not care for the zipper, hence me looking for a different design for over a year, and I did not care for the quality of leather that was used either. These are just not a great match for me, and they ran quite narrower than what I am comfortable with.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 18, 2011

Anonymous

 

These boots are sooo cute! But let me warn you, the heel fell off after the first time I wore them! What a bunch of shoddy craftsmanship. Now I have to spend extra money to get it fixed. So I'm rating these a 3 because of cuteness, yet kind of not worth the money. Oh well.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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