I haven’t been inside a Steve Madden store since I was in high school. As soon as I walked in, I was bombarded with loud pop music and even louder teenage girls. I tried on a pair of navy-blue patent-leather platform pumps ($79.95), which looked like hooker shoes—not exactly what I’d wear to my New Year’s bash. The super-chunky high heel, combined with the platform, was just too much. 540 Broadway, nr. Spring St.; 212-343-1800.