Verdict from 69 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers described the Steve Madden Movement sneakers as super trendy and stylish.
  • This model is available in a wide variety of colorways, each with their corresponding upper material, such as leather or suede coupled with either mesh or neoprene.
  • Getting a pair is very budget-friendly, which makes it also suitable for having a collection.
  • Some of those who tried these sneakers on for the first time instantly loved them because of their great step-in comfort and cute on-feet look.
  • Plenty of ladies remarked that they look splendid with almost any attire, from jeans, skirts, dresses, to athletic wear such as tracksuits, and can be styled effortlessly.
  • At least one user described these as the perfect chunky dad shoes for women.

2 reasons not to buy

  • More than a handful of users felt that these sneakers run a tad smaller.
  • A few wearers pointed out that the rubber outsole offers little grip or nothing at all.

Bottom line

Steve Madden moves its sense of fashion-forward again and steps further into the dad shoes category. Detailed in a bold monochromatic or multi palette which sits on top a playfully designed platform sole, the Steve Madden Movement exhibits that trendy, chunky sneaker look, with a lot of swag and style, coming in almost a dozen colorways.

As sleek as it looks, the Movement does not neglect to provide satisfying comfort. Though having some grip and sizing issues, it’s still a pleasant, fashionable sneaker to wear, offered at $80 apiece.

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Good to know

The Steve Madden Women’s Movement sneakers are offered in sizes ranging from 5 to 11. All of which are equipped with a lace-up closure system for a custom locked-in fit. Built as a low-top with a well-padded collar area and a slightly raised heel tab, this model allows the wearer’s ankles to have full mobility while providing them with extra comfort and support.

A Steve Madden Movement in a white leather colorway is already good enough, but Steve Madden does not stop at that. So he offers this eye-catching, dad sneaker in almost ten colorways, monochromatic and multi, which feature different materials for the upper. Here's to name a few: Olive Suede, Pink Suede, Black Leather, Beige Multi, and Leopard Multi.

This is a sneaker, which impressively fits both casual wear and athleisure. It has that sporty look that has some edginess to it that matches a skirt as well as it matches a tracksuit. With its range of colorways available, there’s no limit as to how much you’d like to dress up or down these kicks.

These Movement sneakers from Steve Madden flaunt a playful-looking thick sole, with a 2-inch heel rise that gives the silhouette a lifted look. Its sleekly designed upper, which can be suede or leather depending on the colorway, features a breathable mesh or neoprene. Furthermore, it has a rounded toe area, which boosts and rounds up its chunky appearance.    

Steve Madden is now famous for his edgy, high-fashion, low-priced shoes that are known to create a buzz or and scandal amongst the crowd. He is always keen on the growing trends, such as the dad, ugly shoe craze. Madden knows where to hit its target and does not shy away from experimenting. After all, he’s come a long way to get to where he is right now. He began as clerking at a shoe store, became a shoe salesman and marketer, then a designer, until he launched his eponymously named company.

The Steve Madden Movement is one of his new creations, which is a tasteful blend of high fashion and athleisure, in the proportions of a dad sneaker.

  • This model has a soft fabric lining for a more comfortable in-foot feel.
  • Its footbed is lightly padded for added cushioning.
  • A small pull tab is each stitched at the tongue and heel tab area for easier on-and-offs.
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.