Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Fred Perry Kingston Twill comes in a wide range of colorways. 
  • These sneakers from Fred Perry are extremely comfortable on foot, according to heaps of wearers. 
  • Some wearers report that they get lots of compliments because of this low-top.
  • The Fred Perry Kingston Twill plimsolls are perceived by many as good looking and stylish. 
  • Several reviewers note that this shoe is lightweight.
  • The material is sturdy, some buyers report. 
  • The Kingston Twill sneakers are affordable. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some testers report that the Fred Perry Kingston Twill picks up dirt really quickly. 
  • Lots of reviewers highlight that this shoe could fit a little narrow in the toe box. 

Bottom line

Fred Perry’s classic Laurel Wreath-embroidered shirt gets its sneaker version through the Fred Perry Kingston Twill. This low-top sneaker features a twill upper with the signature Fred Perry brandings and a slim vulcanized sole for a lightweight and comfortable fit and feel that truly impress most buyers. The materials are sturdy and quality-made, too. 

However, one thing about this affordable sneaker that disappoints buyers is its narrow fit that could get too tight for many. The light material also makes it challenging to keep clean as it attracts dirt quickly. 

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English fashion brand Fred Perry introduces yet again another low-top casual sneaker fit for everyday use called the Fred Perry Kingston Twill. Like the leather version, the Fred Perry Kingston Leather, this shoe displays a low-top profile inspired by tennis shoes. 

A lace closure complements the lightweight twill upper for a secure and customizable fit that hugs the foot comfortably. This shoe has a rounded toe that gives a snug and narrow fit, especially during the first few times of wearing. 

These casual sneakers exude a classic Fred Perry appeal that suits anyone's day-to-day activities. Completing the low-top profile is a twill-based upper with a lace closure that oozes out a laidback vibe while keeping the foot comfortable for casual walks, errands, traveling, or everyday use. The classic look of this shoe goes well with jeans, shorts, or chinos. 

The Fred Perry Kingston Twill is available in several colorways to suit a wide array of fashion styling or outfit combinations. Among these are 1954 silver/midnight blue, black/porcelain, navy, navy/red/white, navy/white/bright red, and steel. 

The Kingston Twill low-top sneakers are based on the design of classic Fred Perry tennis shirts. Because of this, the Fred Perry Kingston Twill also shows off signature design accents that the shirt has been known for since the beginning. Fred Perry's famous Laurel Wreath logo is embroidered to the lateral sides of the shoe, while the twin-tipped details are displayed on the tongue tip and outsole. 

The sneaker world, without a doubt, has been dominated by giant sportswear brands such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and Puma due to their worldwide popularity and huge market audience. These brands made a name for themselves by continuously producing top-notch sneakers that deliver comfort, quality, and performance. 

But the sneaker-verse is more than that. Beyond these big names are underrated sportswear brands that also do the same. One of these brands is Fred Perry. 

Fred Perry is an English brand that has been in the market since the early 1950s. Founded by three-time Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry and retired soccer player Tibby Wegner, it started by producing sweatbands. The brand later on expanded to selling tennis shirts known today as the classic Fred Perry shirts, and eventually included footwear in its product catalog. 

Included in the current lineup of Fred Perry sneakers is the Fred Perry Kingston Twill. A low-top sneaker version of the brand’s ever-popular Fred Perry collared shirts, the shoe displays a casual façade with the brand’s signature Laurel Wreath logo on the sides and twin-tipped detailing on the sole and tongue. 

  • The Fred Perry Kingston Twill has a leather version called the Fred Perry Kingston Leather. 
  • A slip-on version of this shoe is called Fred Perry Kingston Stampdown Twill.

Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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