Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    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.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $100
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Steve Madden Fling History

One seemingly unusual looking type of footwear that’s becoming a smash hit in New York, London, Paris, Milan, and other fashion hubs globally is the foot-hugging, minimalist sock sneaker. The idea of the knitted sneaker was initially tossed around by huge players in the athletic footwear industry with the introduction of different advance knitting processes like Flyknit, Primeknit, and Evoknit.

Luxury labels later espoused the concept, and the fashion-inclined market was eventually treated to a series of lifestyle sneaker options dressed with unembellished, stretchy knit uppers mounted to well-contoured, thickset midsoles. The cost for this breed of footwear stretches from neck-breaking price tags to downright affordable sneakers. Among the brands that have been advocating this style for a wallet-friendly value is Steve Madden.

One of its products that have been driving style-savvy consumers mad is the high-top Fling sneaker. This silhouette with a sock-like knit upper that conforms to the shape of the foot represents the brand’s fixation over unique contours as well as oversized proportions and detailing.

Steve Madden Ltd. is one of today’s style-driven giant fashion labels established by its eponymous creator Steve Madden in 1990 in Long Island, New York. Steve started drafting and manufacturing his own designs and vending them to retail stores around Manhattan where it got the attention of clothing designers Jill Stuart and Betsey Johnson.  

Steve Madden’s big break was the chunky platform footwear called Mary Lou; a Mary Jane spin-off heavily influenced by the Glam Rock styles of the 1990s.  Decades later Steve Madden continues to create show-stopping, spot-on-chic silhouettes, from modern-day daddy shoes with screaming midsoles to minimalist sock sneakers like the Steve Madden Fling.

Steve Madden Fling Style

Appearing like socks with soles, the high top Steve Madden Fling shoes give you the runway look for less. You can sneak the black/black or black/white under tight-fitting pants for a minimalist look; or take up the green camo with cargos to achieve the military fashion. For a sporty vibe, you can slip on the red edition with slim track pants or shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The Steve Madden Fling sneakers are wrapped with Flyknit uppers that reportedly fit well. These high-top sneakers can be bought in men’s sizes from 7 to 13 US, in medium width. To achieve the suitable women’s size with the Steve Madden Fling shoes, buyers must go 1.5 sizes down their usual foot length.

Notable Features

The head-turning feature of the Steve Madden Fling high-top sock sneaker is the use of the Flyknit technology on the upper which not only provides a luxurious appearance but plush comfort as well. The soft upper is complemented by a cushioned and yielding chunk of rubber midsole-outsole.

Additional Info

  • The heel height of the Steve Madden Fling is 2 inches.
  • The rest of the platform sole is 1-inch thick.
  • Its collar is made with a ribbed design.
  • The branding is displayed on the footbed.

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