Verdict from 11 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers describe the shoe as stylish, trendy, and fashionable.
  • Some customers find the Steve Madden women’s sneaker comfortable with its cushioned interiors.
  • A couple of users say they bought the platform shoe due to its monochromatic look.
  • One observer says the Hansel sneaker by Steve Madden is well-built and constructed.
  • A few buyers were satisfied with their purchase.
  • Quite a handful of customers considered its budget-friendly pricing in making a purchase.
  • A commenter said the shoe is flattering and fits their casual and street-style fashion.
  • One user was impressed with the platform design useful in boosting height without looking awkward.
  • The Steve Madden sneakers are true to size and fit, several users posted.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some users find the Steve Madden Hansel shoes a tad heavy.
  • One wearer said it would have been better if it is made of more breathable materials.
  • A few would have wanted them if it had more color choices.

Bottom line

Wearing the visually appealing Steve Madden casual sneakers in a night out or for daily hangout with friends is an excellent idea for buyers of this women’s platform kicks. The shoes are also budget-friendly giving its female clientele a stylish chunky-soled sneaker option without breaking the bank.

However, its biggest strength according to most of its users is its monochromatic colorway that blends with almost anything. Another reason to buy this shoe is its plush cushioning that only delivers outstanding comfort.

Good to know

Delivering comfy interiors, the women-specific Steve Madden Hansel sneakers run true to size as most of its wearers agree. It has regular lace-up closure with padded interiors and a pull tab at the back.

The women’s platform sneaker has a snug fit that is further enhanced by the plush interiors. Sizes of this chunky-soled kick range from US size 5.5 to 10.

The Steve Madden Hansel is a stylish women’s sneaker that is literally elevated to appeal to its female patrons. Coming in numerous monochromatic tones in leather or suede upper, it is meant for everyday styling especially during the spring and summer months where the two colorways are hugely popular. The two colorways, white and tan, each have their own character.

The white leather version is versatile as it easily blends with denim jeans and shorts. The tan suede colorway, meanwhile, is best paired with chinos, slacks, or linen pants and even stonewashed jeans as the earth-colored tone easily blends with these clothing materials.

The most striking feature of the Steve Madden Hansel white sneaker is its platform sole that gives the needed major boost to the design. The sole has a 1.5-inch platform with imposing 3-inch heel height.

The chunky-soled sneaker also has well-cushioned interiors including a plush collar and tongue. It has a fabric lining that only delivers superior comfort while the monochromatic colorways of the leather and suede upper give it a classy finish.

Steve Madden’s fashion success in the footwear industry started in 1990. Founded by the brand’s namesake Steve Madden, the footwear label started with only as $1,000 capital when it started churning out shoes catering mostly for women. The brand launched in a New York City apartment and reincorporated in Delaware in the late 1990s.

Close to two decades later the brand has grown with more than 200 Steve Madden stores globally. Their trendy and often unique designs are also offered by online retailers. Combining classic elements with a more feminine and dolled up look for the ladies, the shoe company slowly grew to become a go-to shoe designer of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Heidi Klum, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus.

Some of its notable sneakers include the Mary Jane and Mary Lou sneakers which are often tagged as fat lady sneakers constructed with premium leather material.

  Fashion-forward brand

The Steve Madden brand has recently gained popularity as women’s shoes have slowly shifted from the traditional and unconventional designs to the athleisure and fashion-forward kicks. The brand has also ventured into the creation of chunky-sold and so-called ugly sneakers with often exaggerated color blocking, overlays, and designs. Some designs also included fashionable sandals, slippers, and cleats.

The brand has since been known for its edgy and often bold designs making them popular among ladies looking for sophistication and class in their footwear. Venturing into the chunky-soled and platform sneakers, the brand has become a go-to sneaker for many fashionistas looking for more hip and trendy footwear that can be worn from sun up to sun down.

The Steve Madden Hansel is one shoe that can be worn for events as casual as a visit to the mall or the supermarket to places a bit upscale in hotel bars and lounges or a night club for those unplanned gatherings that usually end up at the wee hours.

  • Man-made sole assures superior quality and durability.
  • 3-inch heel height and 1.5-inch thick platform sole give wearers an instant height boost.
  • Pull tab at the back assures easy entry and exit.
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.