Steve Madden Tempo Review
Steve Madden is known for designing and producing great looking and edgy shoes that draw their inspiration from high fashion and rock ‘n’ roll. Creating innovative and trend-forward clothes, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children for just under 30 years. The Steve Madden Tempo mule is just one more in their long line of great looking products. They might not be the most comfortable shoes in the world and they do not have a lot of support but the one thing the really have to go for them is they look amazing.
Customers can all agree that they are stunning and eye-catching with their open back design and beautiful flashy studs. Whether you are attending a casual party, running errands, going to school, or heading into the office you are going to fit right in with these shoes. They can be paired with almost any kind of clothing, from blue jeans and dress slacks to skirts and dresses. They reasonable price tag and long life span make these a great investment. The Steve Madden Tempo slippers are going to be a much-welcomed addition to anyone’s closet.
- Moderate price tag
- Stylish design
- Flashy embellished uppers
- Multiple color options
- Slipper design
- Half inch heel
- Long-lasting durability
- Not the most comfortable
- Lack of arch support
- Can cause irritating blisters
- No underfoot cushioning
- Runs a little small
The sleek mules have a backless slipper silhouette with a rounded toe. Finishing off the look in a half inch heel to give you just a little bit of extra height, even if it not a whole lot. This leisurely-chic shoe will be a welcomed and much-loved addition to anyone's wardrobe.
There are a fair amount of reviewers, however, who had some negative things to say about comfort level. Some people thought that there was not enough cushioning in the sole, more specifically in the heel, and it made it rather uncomfortable while they were walking. Another couple of users said that they would rub and chafe causing uncomfortable blisters on their feet and toe. If you get the correct size in these shoes it should prevent some of the rubbings, but it might not stop it altogether.
They do have a synthetic interior lining that is supposed to be soft and increase the comfort level of the shoes and for the most part, they do. There are a few out there who are unhappy with the liner and have stated that it rubs and irritates their toes and causing blisters.
The mules feature a small stacked block heel to give you a little bit of extra height while you are wearing them. It measures in at only about a half inch, depending on the size of the shoe. The heel is not only going to add to the aesthetics but it will also help the durability of the shoes.
As mentioned above there is not a lot going on with cushioning in the soles of these shoes. Because of the lack of padding, there is no real arch support so if you have particularly high arches or you are in the market for something with some good support then you might want to consider a different option as these will not give you what you need.
They are made out of good quality materials and they are constructed well so they are not going to suffer from premature wear and tear. You will not have to worry about the uppers getting holes in them or them ripping apart from the sole. Additionally, the synthetic sole will be able to take the abuse of your daily activities and not wear down anytime soon. Customers can appreciate how long these shoes are going to last them.
You only have to worry about the breathability in the front end of the shoe, however. Since the back end is completely open you will always have continuous access to the open air to help cool you down.
Customers have mentioned that these shoes are running a bit on the small size so it is recommended that you purchase them in about a half size bigger than you would normally. However, when it comes to the width it is true to size and does not run too narrow or wide. If you are unsure what size of the slippers you should order you can always consult a sizing chart to help take the guesswork out of it.