6 users: 4.8 / 5
Base model: Keds Anchor Canvas
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keds Anchor

Verdict from 6.9 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • The Keds Anchor Slip On Canvas is super budget-friendly and said to have excellent quality for its low price.
  • Its vintage simplicity charmed many shoppers, who also said that such style easily matches any casual clothing.
  • A handful of testers remarked that it’s a cozy sneaker to wear, especially during the spring and summer months.
  • It runs true to size, most wearers agreed.
  • Quite a couple of reviewers praised the slip-on’s quick accessibility while on the go.
  • A sixty-five-year-old customer, who grew up wearing Keds shoes, was impressed with the release of the Anchor Slip On Canvas.
  • One user noted that this slip-on version is more well-made compared to the original lace-up version.

3 reasons not to buy


  • The Keds Anchor Slip On Canvas feels stiff and takes a while to be broken in, some wearers pointed out.
  • It lacks arch support, according to a few users.
  • A lady shared that the back of her ankle rubbed painfully against the padded collar.

Bottom line

Simple, comfortable, and classy are words that best describe the Keds Anchor Slip On Canvas. This Anchor iteration features a package of a stretchy Twin Gore canvas upper, a super comfy Dream Foam-cushioned insole, a well-padded collar, and a flexible rubber outsole.

However, it excels most in terms of style. Molded from a vintage-inspired feminine last, it also has a tapered toe box which draws out a finer, more elegant silhouette. Priced at $55, the Anchor Slip On Canvas is a pretty, budget-friendly sneaker for ladies of all ages.

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Being a canvas-based low-top, this model does not hinder ankle mobility and lets the wearer freely adapt to spontaneous foot movements. Moreover, its slip-on construction requires almost zero effort from the user to put it on.

The Keds women’s Anchor Slip On Canvas is available in sizes 5 to 11. The shoes are all in medium widths.

Being a slip-on, this model exudes an on-the-go vibe as well as being laid-back. So ladies can go easy with this and calmly dress it up with any casual clothing, especially for that daytime run around town.

Summer dresses, A-line skirts, skimpy shorts, and, of course, a pair of jeans easily matches this sneaker. For a top of choice, a simple sleeveless blouse wrapped in a cardigan or a printed t-shirt would do well for the simple, yet sexy look. This model is available in black, pink, and white colorways.

Its simplicity is its most distinctive feature, along with its monochromatic upper with contrasting stitching and its slim, shapely silhouette exclusively designed for ladies. The new slip-on feature introduces to the Anchor a laid-back vibe suitable for summer and spring.

When Keds hit the sneaker scene in 1916, women flocked around the brand. During this time, heels were the only fashion choice for women, and no other sneaker brand had centered on the fairer sex. So Keds became the earliest accessible, fashionable footwear for women. From the 1940s to the 1960s, even famous female celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn wore Keds.

Keds shoes such as the Champion had become icons throughout the decades. Keds continued to introduce timeless-looking silhouettes with their trademark simplicity. The brand peaked in the 1990s, selling over 25 million pairs. In 2015, Keds resonated again, signing Taylor Swift as their global ambassador, and taking inspiration from their vintage designs. With the release of the Anchor Canvas, Keds presented a vintage-styled low-top canvas shoe with a fresh modern look. The Anchor Slip On Canvas is among its beautiful iterations.

  • Its collar is padded for added comfort.
  • Keds brand label is detailed on the heel area.

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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.