Fit & Sizing
The Airwalk Radlee High-Top sneaker has models available for both men and women. The women’s version has sizes which range from 5 to 13 while the men’s sizes range from 6 to 15. For women users who prefer the colorways available only in the men’s version, going two sizes down (for the equivalent men’s measurement) is generally recommended. However, since the Radlee High-Top tends to run large, at least three sizes down might be better. Men might find their fit better by only going up a size or two.
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 as well as resolve some size difference. The high-cut profile of the sneaker, as well as the overlay, provide the ankle ample support.
Airwalk Radlee High-Top Style
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.
Airwalk Radlee High-Top History
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 their footwear now is geared more towards casual use, large traces of their 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 a fabric upper.