Steve Madden Graft Loafer Review
Steve Madden started his shoe brand in 1990 and since has turned it into an iconic footwear brands. Starting in Queens, New York, Madden merged his experience in the industry with creative and innovative designs, revolutionizing the shoe industry. He takes his inspiration from his New York City roots and rock and roll look, and he strives to give both men and women excellent quality footwear that they can use to express their individuality. His products can be found all over the world and are not limited to shoes, and he has expanded into both handbags and accessories as well.
The Grafts loafers are one of Madden’s many shoes that give you a great style and comfortable feel. They have the classic silhouette of a traditional pair of loafers with a stylish spin. The two-toned upper helps them stand out among the rest, with the vertical black stripe up the cognac uppers and metal embellishments on the vamp. The short stacked heel adds to the classic loafer style. Whether heading to the office, going to a business meeting, or attending a more formal event, these slippers are going to fit right in. The moderate price tag might seem higher than you will want to pay, but it falls right in line with similar products, and the longevity makes them a suitable investment as you will save money in the long run. The durable shoes ensure you will not have to replace them for a while. Overall, they are a great pair of footwear that many customers can appreciate.
Classic loafer design
Two-toned color scheme
Great looking shoe
Only one color option
Moderate price tag
The synthetic materials of the sole will help give you a little bit of traction while you're walking, but there isn't much of a tread pattern on the sole to help you keep an excellent grip. You should be careful if you encounter a slick spot as these slippers might not do a decent job at keeping you on your feet. You will run the risk of slipping and falling which could cause unnecessary injury or discomfort.
The inside of the uppers have a smooth synthetic lining in them that feels great along your feet if you are choosing to wear these sockless. The lining allows for a decent amount of breathability, allowing air to smoothly flow into the foot chamber and keep you cooled down throughout the day. This is especially important if you are out and about on warmer days as it can help prevent you from getting too hot inside your shoes. Not only will the ventilation help cool you down, but it will also help keep your feet dry and reduce some odor you might experience from sweating too much in your footwear.
Even though they are heavier than other loafers, it does not appear to be much of a burden while you are wearing them. As they are more of a business shoe and are generally worn to the office or other formal and work-related events, you will barely notice the additional weight added to your feet while you are wearing them. Customers have had no problems with the way they feel on their feet. They will not hold you back or slow you down while you are walking in them.
The loafers are mostly reserved for the office, fitting in nicely with dress slacks or a suit; however, they are going to look at home at a more quasi-formal event as well. Whether heading to the office, attending a business meeting, or going to a wedding, these slip-ons will be a great pair to most outfits, giving you a professional look.
There is an adequate amount of underfoot cushioning in the midsole and therefore can provide you with moderate arch support. If you have slightly high arches, however, you might want to consider a more suitable insole or possible a different pair of shoes altogether. For the vast majority of consumers, the support is good enough, and there are no complaints in that department.