Size and fit

The low-top Baxter by K-Swiss comes true to size yet with a slightly tight fit. Its padded tongue and collar are lined with a soft textile that immediately grants comfort. These plus factors are accompanied by a cushioning system that shields the feet from impact. This kick is available in men’s sizes.

K-Swiss Baxter Style

You can hardly go wrong with a pair of K-Swiss classic, tennis-inspired sneakers especially one that’s made of leather. The K-Swiss Baxter is a typical example as it blends effortlessly with quite a lot of casual outfits that’s good season after season. This comeback style is spun with a range of subdued colors such as white/classic blue/ navy, white/black/ charcoal, white/corporate. The piping detail around the five stripes gives this shoe a heightened dimension.

Notable Features

K-Swiss reinvented its all-time favorite Classic with the drop of the low-top, tennis-inspired Baxter. The style upgrades on this sneaker, such as the reinforced stitching on the side stripes and color detailing on the collar, upper, and sole give this version a fresh look. The ghillie lacing system gives it a more fashion-forward sense than the D-rings in the older styles.

K-Swiss Baxter History

Much of K-Swiss’ success is due to its dependence on its distinctly timeless, preppy shoe called the Classic, originally crafted as a performance tennis shoe. This style is kept in the brand’s catalog since it was brought out in 1966. In the more recent years, the K-Swiss Classic has been receiving modified reinterpretations, such as the off-court, street-appropriate K-Swiss Baxter.  

The K-Swiss Classic was designed to meet the demands of intense tennis games through the use of supportive features while keeping its outer shell looking modest. The upper was built with three strong leather segments, held in place by five strips of leather on the lateral and medial sides. The sole seemed thin but structured with hard-wearing, lightly-treaded rubber which kept its entire weight down while functioning relatively frictionless.

50 years since this shoe made its first appearance at the Wimbledon, K-Swiss still benefits from its ageless charm. From a performance heritage, K-Swiss heritage shoe continuously gets updated with materials and designs that make it appropriate off the court.

Additional Info

  • The K-Swiss logo with stripes pointing upward is visible on the rear side, tongue, and outsole.
  • It comes with an ornamental shoelace tag and rope laces.
  • Tiny air holes on the vamp enhance its breathability.

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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.