OMG, No kidding. I know SM does a lot of look-a-likes but no doubt where that pattern scheme came from. Don't get me wrong, I do have some Madden shoes 'cause they fit my foot without an arch insert, which is rare for me. I also live in a bodaciously small town that wouldn't see a designer style if it weren't for Cable, internet & Vogue magazine. I also have a wide variety of other brands of shoes that I like for fit & style. I do try to stay away from hardcore knockoffs if I know the styles that season, but I am also not ashamed to let someone know the maker of the shoes I am wearing whether it is designer or Payless BOGO special.
As to a knock off of the Balenciaga bootie, I'm not sure that making it more affordable really makes it more wearable.