Verdict from 27 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Some customers were impressed with the fashionable sneaker cleat design of the Steve Madden Anton.
  •  The black and the white colorway options allow for a wide variety of styling options says one commenter while it matches most of one buyer’s clothes.
  • Some reviews posted describe it as “cute,” “fresh and cool,” and “nice” shoes.
  • The high top cleats are a reasonable purchase because it works well for daytime or night-time footwear, one reviewer noted.
  • The platform soles and hidden wedge design of the Anton cleats by Steve Madden gives a boost in height for some wearers.
  • The smooth leather material of the shoes makes it effortless to wipe clean from dirt and stains.
  • Zip closure and upper ankle laces allow for a stylish shoe that many get compliments and praises for their footwear taste after wearing them. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of wearers say the shoe is a bit narrow on the toe box that those with wide feet may find it tight and get blisters on their toes.
  • Some users find them a bit steeply priced for $130 price.
  • One user finds them uncomfortably hot inside the shoe in spite of the visible perforation on the sides.

Bottom line

Gone are the days when often uninspired, clunky, and heavy cleats seem to be a torture to women particularly their feet and knees. With many sneaker cleats being offered in the market today, only a few got affirmative nods like the Steve Madden Anton sneaker cleats. 

While some complained of the narrow fitting that hurt some toes, many wearers still buy these chic sneaker cleats because of their fashionable looks that aim for all-day and all night wearing experience.

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High-cut sneaker cleats like the Steve Madden Anton has a snug fit in the leather upper secured by a front zip closure and wraparound laces. Both the zipper and shoelaces help in keeping the feet in place and also acts as primary protection. The 2.25-inches heel and one-inch platform help boost height as well as confidence among its wearers. With a 5.5 inch height of its shaft, the Steve Madden Anton shoes are the perfect height-enhancing fashionable kicks to wear for special occasions and events. 

Fashionable platform cleats need not be traditional looking with the Anton sneaker by Steve Madden. The sneaker cleat design comes in white or black colorways that are easy to style as it works well with many casual and street-style clothes of any lady.

The shoes are perfect for casual wear as well as night-time footwear for special events. The sneaker cleat design has a platform sole with a hidden wedge that adds extra height making you stand out in the club while partying with friends. It is also a go-to sneaker of some ladies who want platform boosts during concerts and other similar events. Women may even wear them with skinny jeans or leggings, denim skirts, and tattered skimpy shorts for an exciting street-style look.

The highly stylish design of the Steve Madden Anton sneaker takes center stage with its high-top silhouette composed of a premium leather upper with visible perforations on the side and forefoot. The eye-catching high top design has a front-zip closure and wraparound laces in the upper portion for a secure lockdown and contemporary aesthetics.  

Designer footwear label Steve Madden’s success in the 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.

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.

Among the fashionable zip cleats design launched by the brand is the women’s exclusive Steve Madden Anton shoes. Combining sporty design elements and high-end fashion cleat design, the Steve Madden Anton women’s shoes are made of quality leather in the upper with perforated detailing for breathability and comfort. The model also boasts of a platform sole for a boost in height and extra durability. 

  • High-top sneaker cleat has a 2.25-inch hidden wedge and a one-inch platform sole.
  • The front zip closure provides a perfect fit from the top to the forefoot area.
  • A wraparound shoelace at the upper ankle assures total lockdown.
  • Perforations on the leather upper deliver superior breathability and comfort.
  • Back pull tab at the ankle area aids for easy entry.
  • Fabric lining enhances interior comfort.
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.