Overview of this review
Size and fit
Steve Madden is one of the labels known for catering style-savvy sneakers for women. The Steve Madden Antonia low-top dad shoes are among the examples, designed with various upper materials such as synthetic layer and leather. It features a traditional lace-up front for an adjustable fit while a pull tab on the heel helps to ankle up this shoe. The collar padding offers support and protection for the ankles.
These women-styled Steve Madden Antonia shoes come in sizing bracket from 5 to 10 US, with half sizes starting from 5.5 US. Men who wish to snatch a pair may have to add up 1.5 to their usual size to get the equivalent foot length.
Steve Madden Antonia Style
Since Steve Madden Antonia’s style has a high fashion appeal, you can nail the runway look by teaming this sneaker with an oversized blazer, cycling shorts, and dorky socks or a classic trench coat and leggings. On colder days, you might want to layer up this kick from Steve Madden’s casual shoe lineup with a wool jacket and windbreaker or a turtleneck top, coat, and capris. During summer, you can pull a stylish look by pairing this clunky kick with a tank top, tights, and scrunched sock or simply toss together a pair of skinny jeans and a graphic-printed tee.
What makes the Steve Madden Antonia shoes desirable are the creatively patched layers of textures on the uppers, finished off with thickset soles that offer a good boost in height. The colors aren’t over the top, which makes them fashion-forward options you can wear from the office to after work parties.
Steve Madden Antonia History
Since the trend on dad sneakers began picking up steam, American label Steve Madden has been tossing out chunky-soled pairs that go well with office suits to dresses. One that’s covered with different layers of materials on the upper and a thickset white sole is the Steve Madden Antonia. This kick along with other dad shoes from Steve Madden’s casual shoe lineup is the brand’s reasonably-priced take on the extremely stylish yet steeply priced Balenciaga dad sneakers.
Before Steve Madden dove into the dad shoe craze, it has been known in the fashion world as a brand that’s not afraid to get bold and bodacious with its sneaker designs. Let’s go back to the birth of the Steve Madden company. This style-driven brand was established by its eponymous creator Steve Madden in 1990 in Long Island, New York.
Steve Madden’s first big break was its creation of the chunky platform footwear billed as Mary Lou. Such kick was a Mary Jane spin-off greatly influenced by the Glam Rock look of the punk and grunge years during the 1990s. Since then, Steve Madden continued to create head-turning, fab sneaker profiles, from platform kicks, wedgie sneakers, to the on-trend dad shoes.
- The Steve Madden Antonia sneakers are crafted with a wavy midsole that flaunts a 2.75-inch thick heel.
- Steve Madden’s signature button displaying the brand’s logo is attached to the back of the shoe.
- Another variation of this style is the Steve Madden Antonia-L Leopard crafted with an animal print and layers of leather.