Leather is considered by some as an upgrade over canvas. This is the kind of material that gives sneakers more durability, protection, and sophistication. Many of the most popular leather shoes are variations of the original models that were previously made of mesh or canvas. See *leather sneakers*
The material that is originally designed for sneakers. Back then, canvas was sought after as it was durable, flexible, and extremely lightweight. Today, sneakers made of canvas are wide-ranging as they are normally affordable with plenty of options where style and versatility go. See *canvas sneakers*
Suede kicks are covered with a fibrous version of animal leather giving its users shoes with a softer and more luxurious finish. These footwear provide more durability but considered disadvantageous as it attracts water and dirt easily. Suede sneakers are typically worn during Spring and Winter as many found this modish while providing warmth for the chilly days. See *suede sneakers*
The most common of all materials used in sneakers or shoes of all kinds. Whether it's a performance shoe or a lifestyle shoe, mesh is a most coveted material. It is durable, breathable, and is one of the reasons why a shoe is reasonably-priced.
At the forefront of technological innovation is knit. It offers breathability, sophistication, durability, and lightness that is not found in other materials. It is arguably the best material found in the upper of a sneaker.
The tried and tested outsole material of practically all shoes. It brings a nice mix of cushioning, durability, and impact protection.
The skaters' bestfriend is known for its flexible and soft nature for better board feel. Sneakers with vulcanized sole are ideal for skating for just a casual walk around town.
Also known as crepe soles, gum soles are sought by sneaker fans for their hot or edgy look while bringing in a ton of grip on slippery conditions. It is also more durable than regular rubber soles.
Cup soles are basically the regular rubber variety but with more height on the side walls that allow the rubber to "cup" the upper part of the shoe. The design offers better support during movement.
Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Although breathability is subjective, it is safe to say that shoes that are mainly made of mesh or has perfortations are particularly superb in providing optimum ventilation. Breathable shoes are sought after as they help prevent users from developing blisters or having a slipper feet. Sneakers with good ventilation also enable sneaker fans from using their shoes sockless without fear of having a smelly feet. See *breathable sneakers*
Fit is highly personal and a shoe that is Orthotic-friendly raises this feature to a different level. Sneakers with removable insoles allow the user to be more comfortable and also give a more "customized" support based on usage. Across all brands, Orthotic-friendly shoes are found at an affordable price and in stylish designs. See *orthotic-friendly sneakers*
Vegan sneakers are generally produced using methods and materials that do not involve experimentation on animals, which make them technically cruelty-free. Ideally, all sections of a vegan sneaker – from its upper down to its sole composition, including the ingredients used in the assembly of the shoe, such as adhesives -- are free of any traces of animal parts and animal by-products. See *vegan sneakers*
Style never goes out even during the rainy season. Sneakers made of waterproof material is quickly becoming a must-have, particularly for people on the go. Waterproof sneakers prevent water from seeping into the shoe and help keep the foot warm and dry.
Sneakers with reflective materials are now sought by many. Although shoes of this type are not as important as those used for running, these kind of sneakers are also needed by sneaker fans for safety, particularly while going out at night.
Also dubbed as ugly shoes or turbo trainers, dad sneakers are chunky footwear inspired by the rubber shoes our fathers strutted in the 80s and 90s. These kicks feature massive soles adding few inches to the wearers' heights, with a thick and well-padded upper for ultra-comfortable strides, and often finished with curvy lines, patterns, and striking colors for flashier charm. See *Dad sneakers*
In the sneaker world, classic is the name of the game. The older the shoe is, the more it is sought-after by sneaker fans. Classic sneakers are basically the original models with very little or almost no changes since they were released years ago. Fans of classic sneakers can have their fill as the choices are so many and they vary in price, style, and design. See *classic sneakers*
Oversized and thick soles best describe platform sneakers. Specifically, sneakers within this category are outfitted with at least 1” sole. *Puma Thunder Spectra* and *Balenciaga Triple S Trainers* are the widely popular models of this category. The trend started and continues to be a hit among women, but has recently caught the attention of men as well. See *platform sneakers*
These are sneakers that are initially released in the past, preferably a decade ago, and eventually resurrected due to its popularity. These re-released sneakers are now assembled with modern materials though their constructions lie close to the original model. Some of the most famous lines capitalizing on this trend come from the Jordan series as well as the Air Max, New Balance 990, Adidas EQT lines to name a few. See *retro sneakers*
Adidas' most popular cushioning technology, BOOST utilizes the TPU(thermoplastic polyurethane) in the midsole that offers superior energy return and impact absorption to wearers. Many of Adidas' classic sneakers are now featuring this sophisticated midsole tech.
Adidas fuses its own technology on ordinary fabric to create a flexible, yet long lasting upper. This material is renowned for enhancing the comfort and and fit of sneakers in Adidas collection.
A midsole cushioning tech that provides efficient shock absorption in the forefoot and heel. An enhanced version is also available, called the AdiPRENE+.
The Nike Joyride is a cushioning technology that uses thousands of strategically positioned small TPE beads in the midsole. These beads arrange themselves around the foot for a unique underfoot experience. As the foot strikes the ground, the beads experience multi-directional displacement to absorb the impact while maximizing the energy return.
The Nike Lunarlon is a lightweight cushioning technology that was inspired by the manner on how astronauts bounce on the moon. This tech provides spring-like cushioning to its wearers and distributes impact across the foot. This shock-absorbing technology is used in many of Nike's performance sneakers, such as basketball, tennis, skateboarding, running, and training.
The top of the line upper material of Nike that is made of micro-engineered knit for lightweight, durable, and form-fitting fit. Sneakers with Flyknit uppers are some of the most comfortable shoes around.
One of Vans' latest tech that is launched to improve the comfort and support of the old classics. Most of Vans' iconic shoes now offer this midsole and outsole tech for an even better sneaker experience.
Vans' DNA as a skating brand is not lost despite their classics being used as a lifestyle wear than usual skating. For loyal Vans fans, the UltraCush HD for sockliners brings more protection without sacrificing board feel from the brand's top of the line sneakers.
These are sneakers that are normally durable, versatile, and are usually stylish due to the spring-like vibrant colors. There's a wide variety of options for those who wish to travel in Spring as the choices for breathable and comfortable sneakers are just as easily available. Considering that Spring sneakers are some of the most affordable and versatile on the market, it's no wonder they are a dime dozen for everyone. See *spring sneakers*
These must-cop kicks for the warm season are typically made of durable, lightweight, and breathable materials that will lessen its wearer's chance of having smelly or sweaty feet. Generally covered with brightly colored hues, these heat-busting footwear will surely suit the intense heat of the sun while keeping the user's overall ensemble on-point for the summer. See *summer sneakers*
Still retaining its street-style look, these winter-ready sneakers will undoubtedly keep its wearers feeling comfortable and toasty even when the temperature is way below the freezing point. These kicks are commonly loaded with innovative fabrics, lining, and right technologies designed to retain heat aiding its wearers to survive the sub-zero temperature. Also, some brands add grippy lugs on its flexible outsole for wearers to endure the slushy, slippery terrains. See *winter sneakers*
Sneakers that can be quickly put on or removed and usually possess an upper with a fused tongue with matching elastic accents to keep the shoe in place. Some shoes with straps, toggle laces, and waterproofed iterations in a bootie construction exclude them almost naturally from being called slip-ons. Most major brands contain at least one slip-on in their catalog while a few like Vans and Keds capitalize on the trend.
Easily the most common and popular type of closure in sneakers. The use of laces allow the user a more customized fit and hold. It is for this reason that lace-up shoes are extremely popular and versatile.
Sneaker fans who value convenience find these shoes perfect for their needs. For those who are always on the go, sneakers with straps as closure are a must have. Previously coming almost exclusively in white, different brands now offer this kind of shoes in a multitude of colorways for versatility when it comes to style.
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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
American businessman and fashion designer Steve Madden launched his eponymous brand in 1990, after raising an investment of $1,100. He began creating his designs at a factory in Queens, New York. His unique and innovative looks quickly set him apart from other brands.
The company became a sensation among men and women, especially among teenagers, due to its funky and trendy styles. Today, Steve Madden sneakers have become a part of fashionistas’ wardrobes, their functional designs making them sought-after.
What fans mostly say about the brand’s shoes is that they are eye-catching and inspired, making them distinctive, with the signature Steve Madden touch.
Most Popular Steve Madden shoes by category
Steve Madden sneakers can be categorized according to collar height: low-top, mid-top, and high-top. In the following list, the most sought-after kicks from the brand are grouped accordingly. Additional facts are included, which consist of the price range, color options, and sizing.
Steve Madden Attack
Anyone with a fast-paced lifestyle can find a friendly footwear solution that is also stylish in the Attack from Steve Madden. It has a timeless sporty silhouette complemented by smart details. It’s also well-cushioned so that the shoe will keep one’s outfit on point without hindering comfort.
The upper is made up of a combination of PU, elastic, mesh, and neoprene materials. Synthetic material is used for the lining as well as the sole. A one-inch heel height keeps the foot grounded and well-supported. It’s a worthy option from the Steve Madden shoes catalog.
This model comes in a bold white colorway with black accents on the midsole and laces.
A midfoot black elastic strap gives the sneaker a striking appeal.
Women’s sizes from 5-11 are available, including half sizes.
Its price is set at a budget-friendly $89.95.
Steve Madden Becca
The slip-on Becca lets wearers step out in style. It’s a lace-less sneaker that’s covered with trendy touches, including an extra-thick sole in a platform design. There are also perforations all over the upper for a sporty appeal.
Black, silver, and white are this sneaker’s color variations.
Women’s sizes from 6-11 are offered.
It has a budget-friendly price of $79.95.
`Steve Madden Belle
Among Steve Madden sneakers, the Belle model is distinct in that it is full of decorative details. It is also elevated by a flatform sole, making this sneaker suitable for fashion lovers. Additional stylish details include edgy studs and sporty stripes, along with a luxe texture and pony hair material on the surface.
This shoe is available in colorful options: Rainbow Multi, Plaid, Leopard Multi, and White Multi.
Human-made pony hair is used in this shoe. The platform sole is measured at 1.25 inches.
Sizes are offered in women’s 5-11.
The price is set at $89.95, making this model budget-friendly.
Steve Madden Memory
With Steve Madden shoes, anyone can make a fashion statement. The Steve Madden Memory model from the brand is a prime example. It’s a lace-up shoe with exaggerated proportions and a stylishly pieced upper. As a result, the sneaker delivers a fresh-off-the-runway flair.
One’s athleisure game will be leveled up with this shoe, which puts a spring in each step. Depending on the colorway, the upper material is made up of leather, leather/textile, leather/suede/pony hair, or PU.
Many color options are available, including White Multi, Leopard Multi, and Iridescent.
This sneaker bears a Made in Italy label.
Women’s 6-11 are offered for this model.
The price range is from $99.95-$119.95, depending on the chosen variation.
Steve Madden Antics
The Antics shoe from the Steve Madden sneakers catalog is a joy for sneakerheads. It incorporates on-trend accents such as an extra-thick sole, mesh paneling, and a striking elastic band on the midfoot. The result is a flattering yet casual sneaker that can give a boost to any street style outfit.
There are many color options for this model, including Silver Multi, Camouflage, and Printed Fabric.
Women’s sizes ranging from 5-11 are offered.
It was released at a budget-friendly price tag of $89.95.
Steve Madden Arctic
The Steve Madden Arctic is made for both working out and hanging out. One's favorite athleisure style can be enhanced by this selection from the Steve Madden shoes collection. It has a sporty-chic appeal that's covered in fashion-forward details. An elastic band wraps around the sneaker's midfoot, while cutouts and mesh paneling elevates the edgy flair.
There are a lot of options for color, such as Rose Gold, Camo Multi, Taupe Multi, and Burgundy Multi.
The sizes are in women’s 5-11.
It was released at a price of $89.95.
Steve Madden Beale
With a textured and stretchable knit upper, the Beale shoe from the Steve Madden sneakers collection is meant to fit one's foot like a second skin. Its rubber flatform sole also adds a spring in every step wherever one may go. This slip-on could be worn with ease, making one quickly ready to take on the streets in a stylish manner.
The color selections for this model are black, grey, blush, white, and olive.
It comes in women’s sizes, from 5-11.
Its price is a budget-friendly $59.95.
Steve Madden Belle-F
The sporty Belle-F from the Steve Madden shoes catalog has a faux fur trim detail that adds a level of sophistication to the shoe. This trendy touch has a fancy appeal that could appeal to fashionistas. It’s a statement sneaker that can let wearers take up their street style up a notch.
It comes in a White Multi colorway.
Women’s 5-10 are offered.
It was released at a price of $89.95.
Steve Madden Bertie
1990s minimalism is showcased in the Steve Madden Bertie. It’s a prototypical platform model among Steve Madden shoes, featuring a cool and old-school look. It will complete one’s sporty-casual style with clothes such as fitted mini-skirts and crew-neck sweatshirts. Boosting one’s confidence and style is made easy with the shoe’s 1.5-inch platform.
Black and white are the color options for this sneaker.
Women’s 5-11 are available.
It’s a budget-friendly shoe at its price of $59.95.
Steve Madden Cane
Nostalgia is the showcased in the running-inspired Cane shoe from the Steve Madden sneakers collection. It has a throwback silhouette reminiscent of jogger kicks, proving that style only gets better with age. Soft leather is used on the upper, completed by the one-inch heel.
With a retro color palette, the shoe is available in Brown Leather, Olive Leather, and Grey Leather colorways.
This model comes in men’s sizing, from 7-13.
It has a slightly expensive price of $139.95.
Steve Madden Cliff
Function and fashion come together in the Cliff shoe – a standout model from the Steve Madden sneakers catalog. It has a collaged design in its construction, completed by its playfully exaggerated appeal. With its mixed prints, 2.5-inch heel, and color blocking, this shoe is made for both the streets and the fashion runway.
Many color options are available for this sneaker, including Camo Multi, Bright Multi, and Olive Multi.
It's found in women’s sizes, ranging from 5-11.
Its price tag of $99.95 makes it affordable.
Steve Madden Ecentrcq
A fierce attitude is at front and center in the Ecentrcq slip-on shoe. It has a quilted leather upper, a rubber outsole, and a one-inch platform sole, showing off the unique signature style of Steve Madden shoes. This shoe's eye-catching vibe should be perfect for pairing with knee-high printed socks, a tank top, and a pleated mini skirt.
There are several colors for this shoe: grey, white, nude, black, and black/black.
Women’s sizes from 5-11 are offered for this model.
It’s a budget-friendly sneaker at $59.95.
Steve Madden Glen
The Glen model is made to be one’s go-to sneaker for those laidback, casual days. It has a pieced suede and leather upper that means it will only get better as time goes by. On either side, the shoe sports two-toned stripes for a distinctly sporty touch, just like the best Steve Madden sneakers.
White and navy are its color options.
It’s available in men’s sizes, from 7-13.
At its release, it was sold for $79.95.
Steve Madden Hank
Achieving a sleek style is easy with the Steve Madden Hank shoe. It’s a lace-up model with a faux leather upper, showcasing an ultra-clean aesthetic that will suit many different occasions. It also has a one-inch platform sole that adds a spring to one’s step, a signature style of Steve Madden sneakers.
Two color variations are offered: black with a contrasting white sole and a monochrome bright white option.
Men’s 7-13 are available.
Its retail price is $89.95.
Steve Madden Jed
Subtle tonal accents and matte surfaces give the Steve Madden Jed an ultra-tasteful vibe. It’s ideal for those looking for a leisurely pair of kicks, offering comfort and style all at once. With its simple yet smart aesthetic, this shoe is a worthy option from the Steve Madden sneakers catalog.
Navy, Sand, and Burnt Orange colorways are offered for this model.
Its upper is made up of washed nubuck, giving it a unique look.
Men’s 7-13 sizes are available.
It retails at $79.95.
Steve Madden Kings
The Steve Madden Kings is made for those who rule streetwear styles. It has a standout middle panel that features a shimmering design, giving its all-black palette just the right amount of a flashy touch. It also has a one-inch heel, featuring the trademark platform look of Steve Madden shoes.
Purple Multi and Camouflage are this shoe’s color options.
It’s offered in men’s sizes, ranging from 7-13.
It has a price point of $89.95.
Steve Madden Matty
Matty has been hailed as one of the best kicks in the Steve Madden sneakers collection. It has a soft upper detailed with eye-catching zigzag designs, delivering not just comfort but a quirky style. PU and knit materials are used for the top, while the lining is made up of twill fabric, all sitting atop a one-inch heel.
Black, grey, blue, and red are the colorways released for this sneaker.
This shoe is made in men’s sizes, available in 7-13.
It has a price of $59.95.
Steve Madden Momentum
Featuring a bright white palette, the Momentum from Steve Madden keeps things fresh with a pop of color at its collar. Just like many models in the Steve Madden sneakers range, this lace-up model is heavily cushioned for comfort, letting one feel like walking on clouds. With its leather and vinyl upper along with a 2.25-inch heel, it’s as durable as it is funky.
It comes in White/Pink and White/Yellow options.
This shoe is Made in Italy.
Women’s 6-10 are offered.
It has a retail price of $99.95.
Steve Madden Polar
Cool is the word that could come to mind with the Steve Madden Polar, which has a color-blocked design. It’s made with neoprene material to give it a modern look and feel. It also has an extra-thick, 1.5-inch rubber sole. This detail is designed to provide a springy and soft feel with each step, as Steve Madden shoes are meant to do. Contrasting trims outline the model’s well-constructed detailing.
There are many color options for this, including Rose Gold, Silver, and Burgundy.
It comes in men’s sizing, from 7-13.
Depending on the colorway, the shoe has a price range of $69.98-$99.95.
Steve Madden Ridge
The Ridge sneaker is designed to infuse one’s athleisure outfit with an eclectic touch. It’s a lace-up shoe that mixes different prints, contrasting colors, and varying textures, resulting in a fashion-forward appeal. It also has a chunky 2.5-inch heel for an added boost, a signature detail of many Steve Madden sneakers.
Colorful options are offered for this shoe, such as Silver Multi, Camo Multi, Yellow Multi, Black Multi, and Bright Multi.
Men’s sizes from 7-13 are available.
At its price of $119.95, this model is considered to be affordable.
Steve Madden Route
Trendy and comfortable is how the Steve Madden Route has been described. It has also been hailed as a cool choice for active individuals. With its cushioned construction and color-blocked piecing, the shoe is meant to embrace the feet while adding a stylish accent for any outfit. It has a two-inch heel and is made with synthetic materials, making it a funky entry among other Steve Madden sneakers.
White, Multi, and Teal are the colors to choose from for this sneaker.
Men’s 7-12 are available.
Its retail price of $139.95 makes this shoe slightly expensive.
Steve Madden Russell
A texture-blocked upper design along with exaggerated proportions make the Russell shoe a tasteful and unique option in the Steve Madden shoes men’s collection. It’s also well-cushioned and has an extra-thick sole to offer a stylish and comfortable feel for any season. Additionally, it has a 1.5-inch platform and a two-inch heel, elevating it to sophistication.
Black, White, Grey, and Multi are the color options for this shoe.
This model is Made in Italy.
It’s made in men’s sizing, ranging from 7-12.
With a price of $99.95, this sneaker is reasonably priced.
Steve Madden Smart
The straightforward lace-up Steve Madden Smart was jazzed up with appliques and embellishments, leveling up the look. This quirky option among women’s Steve Madden shoes proves that glitz and glamour can still be balanced with comfort. Its neat white surface is the perfect canvas for studs, patches, faux pearls, and glittery stars.
This model only comes in White Multi.
Women’s sizing is available, ranging from 5-11.
At $89.95, this is a budget-friendly shoe.
Steve Madden Baltic
The Baltic is designed to enhance any sporty outfit. It has a tongue-less design along with an elongated shape, making it an ideal option among trendsetters. Its upper is made up of neoprene, suede, PU, and mesh materials. Like many platform Steve Madden sneakers, this model has a 1.25-inch heel.
Black, Olive, Grey Multi, and Multi are the colors to choose from.
It’s in men’s sizes, ranging from 7-13.
It has a budget-friendly price of $89.95.
Steve Madden Coin
The Coin model is part of the Steve by Steve Madden collection, a special line of Steve Madden sneakers designed by the eponymous founder of the brand. True to Madden’s style approach, this shoe has an eye-catching three-inch heel and a leather upper, giving it a classic appeal.
Grey Nubuck and Black Leather options are available.
Women’s sizes from 6.5-10 are offered.
At $129.95, this sneaker comes at an average price.
Steve Madden Fabs
A minimalist approach is used on the Fabs model from the Steve Madden sneakers range. It has a simple knit upper, a chunky rubber sole, and an elongated shape that makes it look classic yet super stylish. It also has a sporty appeal, boosted by its one-inch heel and fabric upper.
Navy and Black are the colorways of this sneaker.
Women’s 6-10 sizes are available.
It retails at $89.95.
Steve Madden Flow
Flow is another trendy model from the Steve Madden sneakers section. Like many of the brand’s offerings, the shoe is made with overstated proportions, heightened by a mixed-material construction that makes it look cool and exceptional. For its upper, the model is built with neoprene, mesh, suede, and PU materials. It has a supportive 1.25-inch heel.
Wearers can choose between Bright Multi and Camo Multi for this sneaker.
It comes in women’s sizes, ranging from 5-10.
At $99.95, this shoe offers value for the money.
Steve Madden Anton
Anton is designed as a sporty alternative to old-school boots. It offers comparable coverage while maintaining functional details, such as an ultra-comfortable sneaker sole. The three-inch inner wedge is hidden, secretly lifting and flattering the legs to give them a long and elegant look.
A zipper runs vertically along the shoe, giving it a stylish edge among Steve Madden sneakers. There is also a mid-foot tie-up that wraps around the model, while three metal eyelets are near the midsole to offer ventilation.
Black Leather and White Leather are the options for this sneaker.
Women’s sizes are available.
Its retail price tag is $89.95.
Steve Madden Alpine
The trademark flatform rubber sole of Steve Madden shoes is enhanced by the faux-fur lined suede material of the Alpine model. This cold weather style essential keeps the wearer snug with its lace-less design. It also has a hidden two-inch wedge heel for a boost of height along with a 1.25-inch sole.
Users can choose between Taupe Suede and Black Suede for this model.
It comes in women’s sizes.
The sneaker offers value for the money at its price of $99.95.
Steve Madden Catch
With its suede upper, fabric lining, and synthetic sole, the Catch shoe from the Steve Madden sneakers catalog offers style and function in one. Its unique details include a functional inner zipper and a three-inch hidden wedge, complete with a one-inch platform.
This sneaker is offered in black, taupe, and olive.
Women’s 5-11 sizes are available.
It has an affordable price point of $99.95.
Steve Madden Champs
Dual ventilation is offered by the Steve Madden Champs, which has shaft cutouts that offer a breezy feel. There are also utilitarian snap closures to enable the wearer to put on the shoe quickly. Its camouflage counter adds a fresh and fashion-forward touch, a signature approach for Steve Madden shoes.
Olive, navy, and tan are the color options for this model.
Men’s sizes were released for this sneaker, ranging from 7-13.
At $99.95, this shoe is reasonably priced.
Steve Madden Chaos
An eclectic fashion statement is offered by the Steve Madden Chaos, a high-top shoe for any occasion. It comes in printed, textured, and spiked designs that maximize visual impact. It's a head-turner, tending to spark conversation with others through its unique styling.
This offering among Steve Madden sneakers is perfect for those who want to stand out while walking around. An inside zipper functions well in putting the shoe on and off.
This sneaker is available in Blue Multi and Red Multi.
Men’s 7-13 sizes are available.
It comes at a price of $109.95.
Steve Madden Crescent
A classic style gets glammed up in the Steve Madden Crescent. It's a lace-up sneaker with a luxurious look, yet it's balanced with a laidback feel, offering maximum comfort. The shoe is covered in sparkling embellishments, giving it an instant glitzy flair. Like many Steve Madden shoes, it also has a one-inch platform sole for support.
Grey Satin and Black are the colors for this model.
It’s in men’s sizing, ranging from 7-13.
At $139.95, this shoe is slightly expensive.
Steve Madden Dixon
The Steve Madden Dixon balances an edgy look with an opulent feel, featuring a plush velvet surface that is embellished with black spikes. It’s also done in a dark color palette, adding drama to the already eye-catching look. This high-top option from the Steve Madden sneakers line could be a show-stopper, perfect for those who don’t want to go with the flow.
Its colorway options are Black Blue and Black Camo.
Men’s 7-13 are offered.
It has an affordable price of $99.95.
Steve Madden Forest
Although the Steve Madden Forest comes in a camouflage design, it’s not meant to blend in or disappear in the background. Its iconic pattern looks rich amidst the shoe’s soft suede upper. Such details as a solid contrasting toe and color-blocking only enhance the effect. This item from Steve Madden sneakers is attuned to those who want to showcase their natural wild self.
Its color is Green Camo.
Men’s sizes, from 7-13, are offered.
It retails at $99.95.
Steve Madden Garrson
Snug and sporty, the Steve Madden Garrson is one of the brand’s comfiest offerings. Its suede upper is lined with faux fur, delivering cozy warmth. Additionally, it has a 1.25-inch platform that is made to add a spring while one is walking, a characteristic detail of Steve Madden shoes. There are inner and outer zippers that provide functionality and convenience along with edgy detailing.
It comes in several colorways, such as Camouflage, Burgundy Suede, and Tan Suede.
Women’s sizes are available, from 6-10.
It was released at a price of $99.95.
Steve Madden Hawk
The Steve Madden Hawk has a shimmery design set against a matte black upper, making it as tasteful as it is unique. There are spikes running down the back side of the shoe, giving it an exceptionally stylish vibe. An inner zipper enables the wearer to quickly put it on and off, making this a convenient option among Steve Madden sneakers.
There are two options for this model: Purple Multi and Camouflage.
It’s made in men’s sizes, from 7-13.
At $119.95, this is a reasonably priced sneaker.
Steve Madden Quilts
A quilted design on its faux leather upper lends a classic vibe to the Quilts model from the Steve Madden sneakers category. It makes for a sought-after street style shoe, featuring a high-top design that speaks of deluxe tastes. The unique design could be paired with such casual yet luxurious staples as a cashmere hoodie or a fleece sweater.
Black, Cognac, and White are this shoe’s color variations.
Men’s 7-13 are offered.
It’s a budget-friendly model at a price of $89.95.
Steve Madden Riot
The Steve Madden Riot is aptly named, with its tiny rhinestones that form a reptile-like pattern. It offers an exotic appeal with its luxurious detailing that will radiate a shimmery effect once it hits the light. Additionally, it has a one-inch heel like many Steve Madden sneakers and is made with a canvas upper.
This sneaker is offered in Black Gold and Black Silver.
It’s made in men’s sizing, from 7-13.
Retailing at $129.95, this model is averagely priced.
Steve Madden Wanda
A premium suede upper lined with faux fur instantly lets the Wanda shoe from the Steve Madden sneakers collection stand out. It promises a supportive fit with its rubber sole, offering a snug style for any day. A convenient side zipper allows easy entry. Meanwhile, a 2.25-inch hidden wedge adds a boost of height and stylish confidence.
It’s available in Black Suede and Grey Suede.
Women’s sizes were released, ranging from 5-11.
It has a reasonable retail price of $99.95.
Collaborative shoes from the Steve Madden brand
Steve Madden is fond of collaborating with other stylish individuals from such creative industries as the music world and beyond. For its ladies’ footwear section, the label has partnered with artists and style stars such as Cardi B, Iggy Azalea, and Keyshia Cole. It has also collaborated with bloggers Peace Love Shea and the Blonde Salad. All of these partnerships have resulted in unique high-heeled shoes.
Meanwhile, for Steve Madden sneakers, the also has a couple of collaborations to show off. Below are the lifestyle footwear partnerships that the brand has undertaken so far.
GQ x Steve Madden
In 2017, GQ magazine teamed up with the brand to bring forth the ultimate fall collection for men, giving them more options when it comes to footwear. Seven silhouettes were produced, from suede zip ankle boots to traditional oxfords and Steve Madden sneakers. Sleek accessories were also included in the collection. For sneakers, the partnership created a few.
GQ x Steve Madden Slip-On. Simple does it in this minimalistic and straightforward slip-on shoe from the collection. It is priced at $100.
GQ x Steve Madden James Suede Sneaker. Featuring lush colorways such as the camel coat, this model is ideal for pairing with khaki shorts or chinos for a preppy style. It has a rich suede upper and was released at a price of $140.
GQ x Steve Madden Andre Lace-up Boot. This classic leather lace-up sneaker features a traditional boot style combined with a contrast rubber lug sole. It's functional and stylish and retailed at an expensive price of $230.
Ja Rule x Steve Madden: Maven x Madden Collection
American rapper Ja Rule had an exclusive collaboration with designer Steve Madden for the pre-fall season of 2015. Low-top and high-top Steve Madden sneakers done in suede and leather were featured, with edgy details such as metallic accents, skeletons, and handcuff eyelets. These symbolize the obstacles that both the rapper and the designer had to go through.
Maven x Madden Venturre. A quilted design is featured on the tongue and heel, along with perforations on the lateral sides. This $165 sneaker has a neat look and comes in white, olive, and black colorways. It has flat laces, gold eyelets, and a lace clip with MM branding.
Maven x Madden Aliance. This $195 high-top sneaker features an ankle strap, perforated toe, and a bulky tongue. Its silhouette has a retro appeal that’s fit for an edgy street style approach.
Maven x Madden Vanquish. Golden eyelets and a perforated toe add distinctive details to the luxe leather upper of this high-top model. The Maven x Madden branding is debossed on the tongue. It comes in grey and red colorways and retails at $195.
Maven x Madden Infinate. At a price of $195, this high-top has an eye-catching protruding tongue that sports a golden key. It also has a quilted design done in all-black leather, along with a padded collar.
20 Interesting facts about the Steve Madden brand
Steve Madden is considered a noteworthy company, molded by the man behind the name. For many people, the Steve Madden brand conjures up images of unique and stylish kicks designed for individual expression.
Although Steve Madden sneakers don’t command the same influence and exclusivity as those from such brands as Isabel Marant and Gucci, it can be said that the brand’s accessibility is central to its widespread charm.
To know more about the company, here are some interesting facts about its history.
In 1990, American fashion designer Steve Madden started his company by selling his self-designed shoes out of the trunk of his car.
When it comes to his creative and unique designs, Steve Madden took inspiration from his New York roots and the rock and roll music of his teens.
A year after establishing his business, Steve Madden introduced a platform shoe with a chunky design. It turned his company into an overnight sensation and redefined the lifestyle shoe category.
The brand’s first boutique was opened in 1993 in Soho, New York City.
Steve Madden launched his men’s collection in 2001.
In 2002, Steve Madden sneakers were named as the second most sought-after by teenagers, just behind Nike. The brand would hold this distinction until 2009.
Businessman Steve Madden has had a history of criminal convictions. He was involved with the fraudulent brokerage house Stratton Oakmont, which helped his brand with its initial public offering.
The Steve Madden brand is featured in the film The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio who plays real-life former stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The movie depicts the various securities fraud that Stratton Oakmont had been involved in, which Steve Madden was entangled with.
The scandal ended with Jordan Belfort ratting out Steve Madden and the others who profited from the illegal activities of the brokerage firm. While Belfort cooperated with authorities and was given 22 months in federal prison, Madden refused and was sentenced to 31 months in jail.
Despite his troubles, when Steve Madden was released from incarceration in 2005, his company quickly rebounded, increasing its revenue by hundreds of millions of dollars.
Steve Madden and his company have since turned around. He has been involved with various charities such as The Doe Fund, which helps those that are stuck in criminal activities, addiction, and homelessness.
The Steve Madden brand proved its web dominance in 2007 when it was named as the fifth most sought-after brand online behind Nike, Vans, UGG, and Adidas.
In 2008, the company launched Steve Madden Music. A then-unknown Katy Perry performed during the debut at the brand’s Ludlow store. Other partners over the years include Lady Gaga, All American Rejects, Chester French, and K’naan.
Footwear News named the brand in 2009 as the "Company of the Year." Steve Madden would receive the same award again in 2011.
Steve Madden’s headquarters are currently based in Long Island City, New York.
Today, there are around 120 Steve Madden shops in the United States, in addition to 250 stores across different countries.
Steve Company, Ltd. owns several other brands apart from Steve Madden, including Steve by Steve Madden, Stevies, Big Buddha, Mad Love, Madden Girl, and Freebird by Steven.
In 2015, the company had a $1.4 billion revenue.
Steve Madden has since stepped down as the CEO of his brand. Today, he remains as the company’s Creative and Design Chief.
Apart from lifestyle Steve Madden sneakers, the brand sells fragrances and handbags as well as accessories such as sunglasses, beanies, mittens, scarves, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does one style Steve Madden sneakers?
Shoes from the Steve Madden brand feature different styles and looks, all of which are inspired by and edgy approach combined with classic sensibilities. As such, they could be highly versatile, providing a standout appeal that will make others turn around and take a second look.
For the ladies, the kicks could be paired with jeans, leggings, capri pants, and joggers for any casual day. Complete the look with a crop top, t-shirt, sweatshirt, pullover or tank top.
For more dressed-up occasions, the sneakers could also be paired with dresses or skirts for a funky flair, especially when it comes to the ones with platform soles.
Men would do well to pair the brand’s shoes with jeans, shorts, pants, slacks, chinos, and more, depending on the occasion to dress for. Button-downs, shirts or t-shirts should complete any casual look with Steve Madden sneakers.
How durable are Steve Madden shoes?
Given its price, users have attested that footwear from Steve Madden lasts for a good long time, looking well even after a year on. The shoes also tend to have chunky soles, giving them a more durable structure, ranging from one inch to more than two inches.
What is the aesthetic of Steve Madden casual sneakers?
As Steve Madden himself has stated, he was inspired by his background in New York and by his exposure to rock n' roll music and culture. As a result, his sneakers have a unique look that is distinctly his own, featuring urban inspirations and points for street style. These elements are combined with classic touches to balance the shoes' appeal.
How comfortable are Steve Madden shoes?
According to wearers, Steve Madden sneakers are pretty comfortable, depending on the style of the shoe. Models with platform soles were noted to be lightweight than expected, but they do need to be broken in. The brand does not offer much in the way of shoe technology to improve fit and cushioning, but its kicks have still been well-received.
What are the most effective ways of cleaning Steve Madden sneakers?
For leather shoes, the Steve Madden brand recommends keeping them well-polished to keep the material soft. Dirt could be wiped away using a damp cloth. Fabric Steve Madden sneakers, on the other hand, should be washed by hand and air dried at least once a month. Suede models should be brushed using a suede brush or sandpaper.
Are there celebrities who are fans of Steve Madden shoes?
Ever since Steve Madden has become a well-known fashion designer, celebrities have been drawn to his brand and the shoes he has on offer. These people include Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, Alessandra Ambrosio, Taylor Swift, Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, and many more style A-listers.
Where can one buy Steve Madden sneakers?
Steve Madden footwear could be bought at the Steve Madden website itself, or at other online retailers such as Amazon, Nordstrom, Macy's, 6 pm, Dillard's, Zappos, and many more. For in-store purchases, there are over 120 stores across the U.S. alone, while there are around 250 more in different countries around the world.
Are Steve Madden shoes eco-friendly?
Most Steve Madden sneakers do not feature an eco-friendly construction. However, the brand has been known to use vegan leather in some of its styles, including accessories and shoes.
What are the materials used in Steve Madden kicks?
Shoes from the Steve Madden brand are usually made up of leather, suede, canvas, mesh or synthetic materials. Often, the models could be made with a combination of these, resulting in a pieced upper that looks edgy and unique.
Where are Steve Madden shoes made?
The brand does not disclose its list of factories, but it could be safe to assume that Steve Madden sneakers are made in Asian countries, just like other brands. In addition, the company also has a Made in the U.S.A shoe line.
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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.