Well I've made up my mind--they're going back because they've already been replaced. The shoes on the left look the same as the Steve Maddens, except they are gray instead of brown. Oh and the other difference? They are Candie's that I found at Kohls and purchased for $37 on sale. So basically, I am saving $50 with this replacement pair!
I asked others' opinions on which pair look better on and the Candie's won hands down. Yay for saving money! Now I just have to wait a few months for the weather to cool down so I can actually wear them =)