Verdict from 49 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • According to heaps of buyers, these super comfortable Steve Madden Bitten sneakers are good value for money.
  • A bunch of reviewers is ecstatic about these shoes and glad that they don’t need to shell out a considerable amount for a pair of high-top sock sneakers.
  • As declared by a significant sum of wearers, these Steve Madden knit sneakers are very light on the feet.
  • These unlined kicks satisfyingly fit like a glove, according to many.
  • Walking in these Steve Madden high tops is delightful, according to tons of users since these come with flexible and stretchy uppers.
  • Several purchasers who love its style purchase an extra pair in different color.
  • Some users equate its comfort as if they’re walking on clouds.
  • Most of the purchasers are advocating these sneakers to others who’d potentially love its quality too.
  • A bunch of users find the Bitten shoe from Steve Madden a steal where versatility goes.
  • Many state that they have been wearing these to work, in school, and during special occasions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Steve Madden Bitten women’s sneakers are somewhat tight fitting around the collar in the beginning.
  • Some buyers complain that the sole of this shoe feels a bit stiff.

Bottom line

Those who are enticed by the sock sneaker fever got stung by the Steve Madden Bitten. Many affirmed that the buzzword about its supreme comfort is true, which is equal to wearing a pair of socks with a pillowy sole. 

The upper is said to be soft, stretchy, and comfortably snug, while the bottom suitably addresses the cushioning needs of the feet. It is best to size down to achieve the foot-hugging benefits of its the unlined, knitted top. Its wallet-friendly price is causing buyers to bag up extra pairs.

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Good to know

Steve Madden Bitten sneakers are women’s exclusive style made with a well-contoured knitted top that can be obtained in full sizes and half sizes. These sneakers that exceed the ankle height warmly embrace the feet for a secured, comfy fit. Men shoppers would need to go 1.5 up their usual size to sport this style.

Are you a stalker of laceless, lightweight, and ultra-chic designer sock kicks? Then these Steve Madden Bitten knitted sneakers are a style you might want to add to your collection.  The stretchy upper that goes all the way above the ankle offers a fresh vibe which you can pull off with ripped jeans or sweatpants for that haute couture style statement. You can go playful with the stretch of colors available for these Steve Madden Bitten hi top sneakers such as black, black multi (with red and white stripes around the collar), blush, camouflage, light grey, and olive.

The laceless, flexible, and precisely contoured sock structure that takes up the upper of the Steve Madden Bitten shoes makes these a steal in comfort and style. This knitted draping comes lightweight and breathable that consumers consider them as knockdown options of the sensationally priced high-top sock sneakers.

Formfitting and virtually seamless knitted footwear have become a fashion craze these days with more and more athletic brands and designer labels embracing various precise knitting technologies in the production of lifestyle sneakers. 

Steve Madden was hit by this trend and got quite obsessed with dispensing foot-hugging, laceless knitted sneakers, from mid-top to high-top variations. One of its daring above-the-ankle interpretations is the Steve Madden Bitten that flashes an aggressively chunky midsole.

This sock-like Steve Madden Bitten high top sneaker employs the Flyknit technology that footwear giant Nike has been using in its strings of epic lifestyle sneakers and chains of modern-day athletic shoes, starting with the 2012 Nike Flyknit Racer. This system spins precisely woven yarns into a one-piece, faultless upper, which eliminates the use of multiple materials on top, thus shaving off ounces of weight from the shoe.

Steve Madden Ltd., founded in Long Island, New York in 1990, is considered one of the iconic footwear brands today. Since the beginning, it has been distributing fashion-forward sneakers that either create a buzz or stop traffic.

Many consider the most recent Steve Madden footwear products as low-priced, runway-ready interpretations of exaggerated silhouettes being introduced by high fashion labels, namely Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, Prada, and the likes. This made Steve Madden popular among average sneaker spenders and even celebrities who couldn’t resist its eye-catching styles.

  • The upper of the Steve Madden Bitten knit sneakers are unlined.
  • Its thick rubber platform sole is 1.5 inches thick.
  • The midsole and outsole display some shallow and curvy grooves.
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.