Who should buy the Steve Madden Maxima

Don't pass up on the Maxima from Steve Madden if: 

  • you want a luxe-looking shoe for women
  • you want to boost your height
  • you want all-day comfort 
  • you want an affordable pair of sneakers

Steve Madden Maxima pink sneakers

Who should NOT buy it

Because it doesn't have enough room in the forefoot, the Steve Madden Maxima is a big no-no for those with large feet. For a roomier fit, here are the different wide sneakers that you can choose from.  

Steve Madden Maxima forefoot width

A cozy haven for the feet

With generous padding, most ladies are over the moon about the "all-day" comfort provided by the Steve Madden Maxima. 

Steve Madden Maxima impact absorption

According to them, it's soft and plush; it feels like "pillows" to the feet. 

Cool for the summer

Like most knit sneakers, this model perfectly belongs to the summer kicks collection as it provides superb ventilation on foot.

Steve Madden Maxima stretchy upper

Under humid conditions, the shoe lets in enough air to keep everything cool and dry. 

Upscale look for an economical price

Countless onlookers compliment its rhinestone accent that gives the Maxima a luxuriously stunning appeal. 

Steve Madden Maxima glitzy design

On the outside, it looks all expensive. But it's the exact opposite when it comes to price.

Steve Madden Maxima steve madden shoe

It only retails for $100, automatically placing it under the cheap sneakers category.

The Steve Madden Maxima keeps the weight down

Despite having a beefed-up midsole, this shoe feels airy on the feet. 

Steve Madden Maxima insole

Colors that will make you swoon

Buyers love that Steve Madden offers this in swagger colors. Online buyers even swear that it looks even prettier in the actual.

Steve Madden Maxima chunky shoe

Red flag: Not for wide feet

It's tight on the forefoot. Reviewers with large feet find the upper "limiting" their movements to the extent that it's "uncomfortable."

Steve Madden Maxima toe room

Steve Madden Maxima's upmarket alternative: Gucci Flashtrek

Although it was molded with a hiking sneaker style, the fit-for-a-queen Gucci Flashtrek actually champed in the fashion scenes.

Similar to the Steve Madden Maxima, this sky-rocketed priced sneaker displays its eye-catching lavish crystals. Wearers can easily detach this bejeweled strap if they opt to flaunt a less flashy look. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Closure: Slip-on, Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable

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