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Pony® Topstar OX Empire Low-Top Sneakers
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Pony® Topstar OX Empire Low-Top Sneakers
Product Details
In 1972, American brand Pony declared NYC its stomping grounds—so, naturally, its signature chevron-logo sneaker was born to, well, stomp around in. (That equestrian-sounding name? Actually an acronym for "Product of New York.") This season marks the long-awaited relaunch of its women's kicks—and this is one of the very few places that you can get them. In a fresh white-on-white design, these low-tops look as cool with jeans and a tee as they do with dresses. When you select your size, "H" equals a half size.
  • Unisex sizing: Please size down 2 sizes; a size 4 is a women's size 6.
  • Man-made upper.
  • Rubber sole.
  • Import.
Free shipping and free returns exclusively for Madewell Insiders
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Pony® Topstar OX Empire Low-Top Sneakers

Pony® Topstar OX Empire Low-Top Sneakers is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Key is to keep loosely tied These very cute (and refreshingly non-Stan Smith) white sneaks look great on and do the usual job of working with pretty much everything. My only issue is comfort. These are NOT leather sneakers (hence the highly affordable price) and do not breathe or really break in. The key to comfort for me has been to keep them only loosely tied. They still feel snug and don't fall off, but I don't have the rigid tongue digging into my ankle. Great value at sale price.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Style, Poor Quality Very nice style, could almost match with all your clothes. But the quality is not great, and I certainly wouldn't call it 'made well'. The top of the tongue rubs against your ankle and will break your skin after a while. And there is no breathable material on the shoe, it's like putting your foot in a fabric jail cell. For those living in warm climates or those afflicted with chronic sweaty foot - this is not the shoe for you!
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute shoes, size recommendations are off These shoes are great! The recommendation to go down two sizes is wrong, as others have noted. I usually am a 7.5 in sneakers and ordered a 5.5, and they were definitely too small. I'm exchanging because these are otherwise exactly what I want. Lesson: always read the reviews first!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect I hate sneakers, and I normally do not spend money on sneakers. But, these were so gorgeous that I really wanted to try them out! They basically look the same as the pictures online but I expected them to be a little higher in the sole. They are quite low so you still feel kind of short (not that I was trying to look tall). They are quite comfortable and yes, they are low top so it's hard to wear these shoes without long pants coz no matter what you do, your socks will show (I tried wearing flat socks and it just kept slipping off... although for the pain it might've still be worth it :P). And yes, they are white, so they are high maintenance.
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute, but disappointing quality I really like the way these shoes look, but the quality falls far short of what I expected from Madewell, even though I know these technically are not Madewell shoes. The upper is synthetic (as stated in the description), and the footbed has virtually no support. I've worn these only a few times, and the material is already starting to pucker and wrinkle a bit oddly. The sole is also wearing down faster than I expected, and the shoes are quite stiff and inflexible. However, I still like overall the way they look, and they are quite comfortable and sufficiently roomy.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Made sloppily and so squeaky! When I first got these sneakers in the mail, they had so excess glue all over the sides (like what you get when you peel a sticker off something.) But, I was able to rub it off and/or Magic Eraser it off. Thought maybe it was a weird fluke that these shoes could've gotten past QA, but I wasn't that upset about it. When I was looking around in store a few weeks later, I saw these shoes on display, and those too also had glue all over them, so it couldn't have been just my pair. It's really the weirdest thing..can't really point to anything other than sloppy manufacturing. Also because of the synthetic material, this shoe is not breathable, gave me bad blisters, and is so so squeaky! I can't walk around anywhere with these on without sounding like I've got on clown shoes. Really not ok..wish I would've gone for sneakers that were a little bit nicer and real leather...
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Size guidelines are off These shoes are the perfect staple white chic sneaker. I wasn't sure what size to get so I did the online chat with their staff, the size they recommended was still a half size too small. So in conclusion definitely get them because they're super cute but just follow their size guideline and then go a half size bigger.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never taking them off I am a size 7 and ordered a 5 in these. They took a few wears to break in, but I am so pleased with them now. These are the kind of shoes you will never want to take off. I cannot recommend them enough!
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and clean I was hesitant to order these based on reviews(squeaky,not leather) but I'm happy with them thus far!At the sale price,these are perfect for running around in occasionally.I rarely "dress down" so these should last me many seasons.I ordered a 7.5 since these are men's and I typically wear a 9-9.5 in other brands and a 9 in Madewell boots.
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wore for a Week in Europe I bought these to wear for a trip to Europe - walked more than 50 miles in one week in these and they were comfy, easy to throw on and are still in great shape afterward. Ordered my standard sneaker size. Will buy another pair when these wear out!
Date published: 2016-09-20
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