Steve Madden, the company, was founded by Steve Madden, the man, in 1990 in Brooklyn, where he started out making trend-advancing shoes one pair at a time. It was not long after that the Steve Madden focus on "now-ness" earned rave reviews from young female fans mad for the funky, chic, and yet competitively priced footwear it produced. The company popularized the "dressy sneaker," and continues to man the forefront of trends. You are about to buy 100% authentic Abonita shoes by Steve Madden. These are Women's shoes and the model number is ABONITA-COGNACLEATHER. The manufacturer color description for these shoes is Cognac Leather and the material is leather. Leather. Manmade sole. Steve Madden. Leather. Made in MEXICO.