Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Majority of those who left reviews about the Steve Madden Brad said it looks lovely on foot.
  • Quite a lot who liked the light-colored options consider this style “cute.”
  • Purchasers loved this platform shoe’s added height and deemed it stylish.
  • Most of those who have sported this sneaker received a series of compliments.
  • The small number of those who commented about its cushioning stated that it is slightly padded.
  • Quite a bunch of those who have given this lifestyle sneaker ample break-in time cited that it got extremely comfortable.
  • Users thought that the elastic panel across the top helps for an easy on and off.
  • Many who went true-to-size liked the fit, especially after a few uses.
  • Most buyers who added this kick into their sneaker cycle remarked that they didn’t need to dig deep into their pockets to grab a pair.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Quite a lot observed that the opening of the Steve Madden Brad is a little tight in the beginning.
  • About less than a handful observed that this shoe is somewhat heavy.
  • It rubs on the top of the foot especially when the tongue starts sliding down, at least one buyer said.
  • Some users reacted that this sneaker gets dirty pretty quick.
  • One purchaser relayed that the top part of the midsole got ripped off after a few uses.

Bottom line

With a price tag that doesn’t rip the wallet; consumers are drawn to include the low-top Steve Madden Brad into their sneaker rotation, particularly those who don’t mind the bulkiness of this slip-on and the added weight it offers. It may not be the best selling slip-on in Steve Madden’s lifestyle sneaker catalog but it is rated by many as stylish, easy-to-wear, moderately cushioned, comfy, and relatively true-to-size.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.
Author
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.

daniel@runrepeat.com