Size and fit

Specifically designed for women, the Steve Madden Brad in low-top form is obtainable in sizes from 6 to 10 US. The oversized elastic band stretched across the midfoot embraces the feet and provides a lockdown fit. Inside, the walls are unpadded while the footbed is lightly cushioned.

Steve Madden Brad Style

Brad kick by Steve Madden offers right off a runway look with its exaggerated midsole and elastic goring spanning across the midfoot. Its perforated textile upper comes in neutral and light-shaded hues contrasted by a white midsole and outsole. There are blush (pink beige), light grey, light blue, and black colors available for this casually chic slip-on which offers a summery vibe to your daily outfits.

Notable Features

The highlight features of the Steve Madden Brad are the stretchy band across the upper that gives this kick a punch of style while it allows for easy on and off and keeps the foot secured inside. The unpadded textile cover is punched with micro holes that grant breathability. This slip-on sits atop a thick sole which accords an elevated allure.

Steve Madden Brad History

From its modest beginning in 1990 with roughly over $1000 initial capital, Steve Madden expanded into becoming one of the prominent designer footwear labels with hundreds of stores dotted globally. From its central unit in New York, this brand, founded by eponymous fashion footwear mogul Steve Madden, reincorporated in Delaware in 1998 and branched out overseas subsequently.

Today, there are about 250 Steve Madden stores in more than 80 countries around the globe, and its creative designs are available in some of the prominent online shops like Amazon, Zappos, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Shopbop, and more.

Droves of stars and icons have shown support for SM footwear through the years, among them are Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdale, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, plus multitudes of others.

Steve Madden benefited immensely with the shift in fashion from the laidback Bohemian trend to the upbeat athleisure vibe. It expanded its product line and became increasingly famous for its chunky-soled, wacky dad sneakers and platform kicks, the type of foot gears that go well with track pants, bodysuits, tank tops, athletic jackets, and the likes.

One of the hottest items in the lace-free, slip-on category that’s winning the attention of the ladies is the Steve Madden Brad, which is famous for its oversized elastic band across the midfoot.

Additional Info

  • The Brad sneaker by Steve Madden has a pull tab on the
  • The notable Steve Madden hardware is placed at the back.
  • Its outsole has an embossed branding.


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Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.