Verdict from 9.7 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • According to most reviewers, the Airwalk Radlee High-Top is an extremely comfortable shoe that is perfect for everyday wear.
  • Many users describe the high-top casual sneaker as “terribly cute” and “subtly stylish.” 
  • Plenty of individuals report receiving many compliments on their choice of footwear.
  • A lot of testers find the Airwalk Radlee High-Top to be perfect in width.
  • The rich colors of the lifestyle sneaker really stand out, several customers have stated.
  • The high-top sneaker keeps the feet warm and is suited to cold weather, some people have remarked.
  • A handful of purchasers say that the Airwalk Radlee High-Top is a versatile shoe that can be worn with almost any outfit and used for working out, walking, and fashion.
  • A few consumers are pleased with the inexpensive price of this high-top shoe from the Airwalk company
  • A couple of individuals love the lightweight feel of the Radlee High-Top.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several people have complained about the Airwalk Radlee High-Top’s completely flat sole that does not contain contouring of any kind. 
  • Some buyers are very disappointed with what they say is the poor quality construction of the Radlee High-Top. 
  • A few purchasers have noted how hard it is to get the casual high-top on and off their feet. They state that they had to loosen the laces completely.

Bottom line

The Airwalk Radlee High-Top has a subtle, classy look that nevertheless stands out from the crowd. The warm and cozy fit, lightweight feel, versatile build, and affordable price combine to make this shoe a great buy.

The shoe, however, comes with a couple of disadvantage. The sole of the high-top sneaker tends to rip away from the area where the toe flexes and there’s no arch support to be found. However, using inserts might alleviate the problem of the flat sole. 

The Airwalk Radlee High-Top sneaker has models available for both men and women. For women users who prefer the colorways available only in the men’s version, an adjustment of 1.5 sizes (for the equivalent men’s measurement) is generally recommended. Men can also use the women’s version provided they adjust their shoe measurement higher. 

The shoe has a flat sole which, although great with physical activities such as weightlifting, might present a problem for some. A cushioned insert might help with this. The high-cut profile of the sneaker, as well as the overlay, provide the ankle ample support.

Rock the street style look with the Airwalk Radlee High-Top. Women can match their high-top sneaker with leggings, a long, slim shirt, and an understated jacket. Men, meanwhile, can wear their sneaker with a dark pair of selvedge denim and a plain tee.

The Airwalk Radlee High-Top has a definite street swagger underneath that understated style. And along with that trendy look comes superior comfort that persists.

The Airwalk company was founded by Bill Mann and George Yohn in 1986. During that time, Mann was doing shoes for customers such as Sears and Mervyn’s. The idea of creating skateboarding shoes largely came from his son, Mac, who had just started playing the sport and couldn’t find anything he liked. Mann turned to Sinisa Egelja, who later became head designer for the brand, to work on creating a comfortable and fully functioning skate shoe.

Skateboarding was not yet considered an official sport during that time, and the market was largely untapped. When Airwalk came on the scene with excellent performing skate footwear in crazy prints and loud colors, the company exploded. By the mid-90s, the company was making hundreds of millions of dollars and had also successfully entered the European market.

The company has since then entered the mainstream scene, and although its footwear now is geared more towards casual use, large traces of its skating background remain.

  • The Airwalk Radlee High-Top features a padded tongue and collar for extra comfort, a non-marking outsole, soft textile lining, and canvas fabric upper.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.