Steve Madden Gills Review

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Steve Madden started his business with a tiny 1100 dollars investment and a big dream.  What began as a small and modest investment grew into one of the most loved and respected shoe companies in the USA and the rest of the world.

The inception of the Steve Madden brand is in a small factory in Queens New York, but today many years later his brand is one of the most recognizable and beloved in the entire retail industry.

Steve Madden’s designs are trend-setting and inspiring to the legions of men and women all around the world. They promote individuality, comfort, effortless style and style for the modern casual on the go. And what better way to honor Steve Madden’s imprint on the fashion industry, than with one of his bestsellers. A shoe that’s been in high demand for every season now.

The versatility of Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker knows no bounds, and they’re the perfect addition to every outfit- casual or smart casual.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Versatile in textile and colors


Round toe

Fabric lining


Runs a half a size smaller


If you take a good look at the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker, you’ll notice the quite big and chunky outsole. It’s white in every model that you’ll choose and it’s made with vulcanized white rubber. The outsole is reinforced with one and a half inch high platform that makes it even more elevating, and ads just a touch more comfort to the entire foot. The grills platform shoes are perfect for the fashionistas on the go, and they provide both comfort and style. You’ll fall in love with the simplicity and the thickness of the outsole, and you’ll want more and more of this exact type of Steve Madden shoe.


Just like in the outsole’s case, the midsole of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker is also reinforced with a platform. It’s one and a quarter inch in height and it pairs perfectly to the platform in the outsole. Both of the platforms work tirelessly to elevate your legs in the right way. A great added bonus is the fact that the midsole is removable and it has a lightly padded footbed for added comfort and support to the arches. So, if you chose and leave it out or leave it in it will be all up to you. Whatever works best for you and whatever your feet desire.


What is to be said about the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker’s upper? Well, first of all it’s designed with the classic round toe design. Plenty f the customer reviews praised this type of design, saying that it worked best for the ladies that are much wider in the toe area.

Thanks to the round toe design, they’re much more accommodating in the toes and stylish too. The upper of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers is 100 % made from suede, and it comes with various colors and designs. A rose gold polished and shiny look, a classic black, or a silver glitter covered upper that will jazz up every outfit. Whatever you can think of, Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker has it in the upper. Even a pair made from natural raffia.

Raffia is a natural fiber made from palm trees, and in some parts of the world it’s a material used in making hats and hand baskets. Steve Madden has a shoe that’s entirely made from natural raffia. Oh and the finishing touch to the shoe is the padded collar located in the back of the show. The collar will certainly make this shoe more comfortable especially in the Achilles’ heel area and your feet will be thankful for that collar pretty soon.

The shaft of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker measures approximately low-top from arch, and you’d be surprised with the ease and comfort that the slip on opening of the sneakers provide win your daily wearing routine. The slip on style of the shoe works wonders for the easement and wear ability of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker. The upper also has dual elastic panels sowed on the opening of the sneaker, and the entire inside of the upper is made from fabric lining. You’ll notice the comfort of the fabric lining instantly as you put the shoe on.


Many of the customers have noted the high quality and comfort that Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker provides. Once you break them in by wearing them, they’re one of the most comfortable shoes from the Steve Madden catalogue. The elastic panels on both sides of the shoe help with the comfort and so does the round toe design on the shoe. That particular design will help just about everyone with much wider feet and will provide the much-needed comfort for an everyday casual style shoe.


You can thank both of the platforms in Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker for the support part of the shoes. The outsole platforms give that basic type of support that any type of a shoe should have to have, while the one and a half inch platform in the removable midsoles is totally optional and very removable. If you feel that you can walk firmly and supported in every inch of your feet, feel free to remove it. But if you do choose to put it in the shoe, the platform will provide the most support in the arches of your feet. It will become your best friend that you won’t be able to live without it.


Because of the suede material and natural fibers used in the making of Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker, they’re not the most durable of shoes in the long list of Steve Madden’s product. They’re fairly thin, and that very thin material (regales if it’s suede or raffia) will tear easily after a prolonged time spent wearing it. The thick platform in the outsole improves them a bit in terms of durability but the bottom half of the shoe is not the strongest.


If the durability wasn’t one of Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker’s strongest sides, luckily flexibility is. Bit time and especially in the top half of the shoe. The outsole despite being made with vulcanized rubber and an additional platform is very flexible and it feels lightweight to the foot. The flexibility of the upper can be felt with every step that you take, and the elastic panels on both sides of the foot certainly help with the flexibility. Those stretchy panels have the power to bend and flex the shoe in several directions and you’ll be quite impressed with the flexibility that Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers have in your feet.


The double set of platforms sure helps with that. Platforms that ad stability can be found on the thick chunky rubbery outsole of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers, and in the inside of the shoe. Of course, the second one is optional and easily removable from the midsole of the shoe, but if you chose to leave it in you’d be pleasantly surprised from the support they both give to the feet. The padded collar completes the stability in an understated way, making the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers very easy to wear.


Because of the fact that the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneaker are with a slip on design, and made from suede and natural materials like raffia or leather, the airflow that goes in and out of the shoe is quite important and easy to notice. Your feet will be aerated during the day, and that will help with dealing with the excess moisture. The textile lining inside the upper will sure help with the airflow, and it will certainly improve the wicking properties of the shoe.


The Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers can be worn on smooth and chalky terrain but it’s best to avoid areas that have very unpredictable weather conditions. They’re primarily summer type of shoes and they are more suited for wearing in dry conditions.


The vulcanized rubber and the added platform that’s inserted in the outsole, provides most of the traction of the shoe but that square pattern on the bottom of the shoe helps tremendously. They have potential to protract you from slipping and to provide you with the security and comfort in most of the tricky situations.


If you’re looking for a casual slip-on sneaker that has the ability to amp up any type of wardrobe with its classic and effortless chic then look no further. The versatility of textiles, colors, and embellishments that the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers have to offer is enough to seduce every type of fashionable lady into buying a pair. They go well with just about anything. A pair of jeans, a summer floral dress, your favorite denim shorts and a maxi dress for a stroll in the park. You’ll be reaching for the Steve Madden Gills for almost every occasion, and the ease that’s been put in the design it’s been transferred in the easement that these shoes feel when you’re wearing them. In keeping the demands of the trends, the Steve Madden Gills come in suede and natural materials like leather and raffia. And every single of those materials looks chic when put on the simple and classic slip-on design of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers. You’ll be coming back for more and more and you’ll never get bored from the stylish practicality that this shoe has to offer to the practical woman on the go. You’ll be wearing them until they’re filled with holes.

Bottom line

The Steve Madden shoes have been a symbol for quality and affordable effortless style for generations. The simplicity that’s been put in the design and the quality of the shoes has been only matched by the plentiful choices of colors that the brand has to offer. Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers are no exception. They’re both fashionable and practical casual shoes that will elevate just about every look in your wardrobe.

They’re perfect for almost every occasion but the double elastic panes located on the upper and the double set of platform located in the outsole and midsole make these shoes extra comfortable and easy to wear. The thick outsole made from 100% vulcanized rubber is supported by the removable platform in the midsole. And for extra support, you should be paying extra attention to the padded footbed and the padded collar in the back of the shoe. The textile lining of the Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers is there to provide airflow and filtration to the toes, while the slip-on design makes these shoes easy to put on and off in the hot summer nights. And, frankly, when it’s that hot, it’s all that you need to know. Well, that and how great they’ll look with just about everything in your summer wardrobe. The Steve Madden Women's Gills Fashion Sneakers will become a staple in your everyday shoe choices.

On a side note, it would have been more accommodating, if the dual goring panels on the upper were made a little bigger and thicker. They’re a nice addition to the shoes, but by making them a little bigger, the slip-on effect would have been much greater. This way, they’re a little bit thin and small compared to the entire shoe.