Verdict from 6 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Steve Madden Palmer is a budget-friendly sneaker.
  • Most buyers thought that the shoe looked stylish, describing it as cute, cool, and beautiful.  
  • It’s a comfortable kick, confirmed quite a few purchasers.
  • Several users observed that the Steve Madden Palmer model was sturdy and of high quality.  
  • One individual shared that the sneaker could be worn without socks as the inside was lined with soft fabric.
  • A couple of reviewers imparted that they got complimented a lot while wearing the kicks.

3 reasons not to buy

  • More than a handful of wearers revealed that the Steve Madden Palmer runs small and narrow. They went at least a half size up.
  • The platform sole is not very flexible, complained one buyer.  
  • Another commenter grumbled that the heel was too high and there was not much ankle support.

Bottom line

Steve Madden shoes equate to fashionable, budget-friendly kicks. The Steve Madden women’s Palmer sneaker proves this. Highly praised for its stylish and cute looks, users also loved that it was comfortable and of excellent quality. A couple of wearers shared that they received many compliments for the sneaker. However, it’s said to run small and narrow, so reviewers had to size up.

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Good to know

Women’s sizes from 5-11 are available for the Steve Madden Palmer shoe, including half sizes. It’s in medium width. Several wearers have found that the sneaker runs small and narrow, so they went at least a half size up. It has a lace-up system that helps keep the fit snug, while the low collar keeps the ankle unrestricted. The upper could be made up of suede, velvet or synthetic material, offering a durable feel.

The low-top Steve Madden Palmer has a retro appeal that will go well with a lot of casual get-ups. Skinny jeans, leggings, joggers, shorts, skirts, and dresses will emphasize the model’s exaggerated platform sole. Crop tops, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other tops should match well with the shoe’s throwback vibe. It has several color options: the Steve Madden Palmer Leopard, White, Clear and Pink Suede.

With its 1.25-inch platform sole and minimalistic flair, the Steve Madden Palmer sneaker delivers a vintage appearance. The flat laces and metal eyelets contribute to the classic style, while the lightly padded collar and tongue add comfort. Stitch detailing all over the upper gives the sneaker a preppy vibe. No visible branding can be seen, which provides the shoe with the appeal of a designer model.  

Born in Queens, New York, designer Steve Madden established his eponymous brand in 1990. Before that, he had an extensive background in the footwear industry, starting with a job in high school at a shoe store. He learned how shoes were produced through his job at the wholesaler L.J. Simone in the 1980s.

When he launched Steve Madden Ltd., he had 500 pairs of shoes in the trunk of his car, which he sold around New York City stores. Three years later, he was able to open his first retail store, and the rest is history. Despite having a lot of legal troubles, including criminal charges and imprisonment, Madden was able to continue growing his company.

Today, the Steve Madden brand is known for unique and eye-catching looks that belong both to the runway and the streets. One such model is the Steve Madden Palmer platform sneaker, which pays tribute to 1990s fashion. It’s a quirky lace-up sneaker with an extra-thick platform sole, just like the styles of decades past. Fashion-forward ladies should find it to be a trendy addition to their everyday outfits.  

  • This sneaker could either unlined or lined with twill fabric for extra comfort.  
  • The rubber sole is built for a cushioned and supportive feel.
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.