How shoe designer Steve Madden created his shoe empire all while being a strung out junkie — The California Sun

Steve Madden, 62, reveals how he clawed his way to the top of the shoe industry with a massive drug addiction and served jail time for insider trading

Steve Madden clawed his way to the top of the shoe industry with a massive drug addiction, ADHD, and despite serving jail time for stock fraud and money laundering.  What may have looked like a bleak future for a strung out, shoe-obsessed junkie, turned into a multi-billion dollar shoe brand that featured shiny metallics, buckles and…

How shoe designer Steve Madden created his shoe empire all while being a strung out junkie — The California Sun
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