Size and fit

The Fred Perry Kingston Leather is a low-top men’s sneaker model inspired by tennis shoes. A tumbled leather material primarily makes up the upper, which holds the foot for additional support despite the lack of overlays. Securing the foot is a traditional 6-eyelet lace-up closure system with metal eyelets and flat tonal laces. 

Fred Perry Kingston Leather Style

This low-top sneaker from the English footwear brand Fred Perry took its design from the DNA of classic and original twin tipped Fred Perry shirt. It features a clean-looking leather upper in various colorways with Laurel Wreath embroidery to the lateral side, heel, and outsole. Colorways include tan, white, black, and navy.

The versatile façade of this shoe goes well with a wide array of outfits. Wear it with jeans or chinos and a basic t-shirt or collared shirt for a clean and casual look. 

Notable Features

Patterned after the DNA of classic Fred Perry shirts, the Fred Perry Kingston Leather reflects the key features of the original shirt. The signature Laurel Wreath branding of Fred Perry is embroidered on the lateral side of the shoe, and can also be seen on the heel and outsole. Aside from the signature branding, the shoe also features twin tipped design accents on the tongue and outsole. 

Fred Perry Kingston Leather History

In the world of fashion, sportswear brands have gradually evolved to incorporate street style elements into their products. Like giant brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Puma, the English sportswear brand Fred Perry has also welcomed this fashion trend. 

Fred Perry is an English professional tennis and table tennis player who gained worldwide popularity during the 1930s. Best known as the triple Wimbledon champion, Fred Perry sure left a mark in the history of British tennis sports. 

In 1952, he teamed up with retired soccer player Tibby Wegner and launched a sweatband. The sweatband product debut eventually grew and led to the formation of the Fred Perry clothing brand. Soon after releasing its first product, the brand introduced a sports shirt with signature Laurel Wreath logo at Wimbledon in 1952. The polo shirt, which was marketed as a tennis shirt, gained immediate success despite being only available in white back then. 

Over the years, the global demand for the iconic Fred Perry shirt never subsides. The classic design eventually reached the brand's footwear line through the Fred Perry Kingston Leather. It is a low-top sneaker that borrows the DNA of the original Fred Perry shirt and features its key elements. The leather upper displays the signature embroidered Laurel Wreath logo and twin tipped design accents. 

Additional Info

  • The Fred Perry Kingston Leather also features textile linings and insoles. 
  • The textured rubber outsole provides durable traction. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.