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Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keds Lifestyle Shoes
Closure: Slip-on

Verdict from 10.2 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of wearers praise the Keds Carmel due to the comfort it provides, even if one wears it throughout the day.
  • Dressing the sneaker up and down is effortless due to its attractive silhouette, according to many reviewers.
  • While wearing this slip-on, plenty of the purchasers receive flattering remarks.
  • Some express their joy with the ease of maintaining the Carmel sneaker from Keds.
  • Several buyers agree that it has decent arch support.
  • For many, the Carmel Twill is the go-to footwear for any occasion because of its versatility.
  • A handful of end-users enjoy the cushy cushioning of the sneaker’s memory foam insole.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some end up having blisters because the construction rubs and irritates the feet.
  • The pair generally have an excellent set of colorways, which makes it easy to style; however, one wishes to make it available in more colors.

Bottom line

The Keds Carmel has feminine tailoring that offers its wearers a stylish yet relaxing sneaker. With its slip-on form, it is one of the women’s on-the-go footwear. May it be for a casual day walk, overtime duty in the office, or late-night date, this pair appeals not only in the eyes of the people but also on its functionality.


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This modest slip-on shoe is only available in women’s sizes and has a medium width. The forefoot may seem to be narrow the first time it is worn, but after breaking in, the feet can sit comfortably on it. A stretchy gore strap across the vamp opening is also added as one of the comfort elements of this sneaker. It is also a low-top slide on sneaker, which provides more freedom of movement for the foot.

It features a round-toe silhouette and a slip-on style, which makes it easy for the users to put it on and off the feet; slide it and go. The Keds Carmel has a timeless charm that is effective all year long. It is sophisticated enough to be worn in the office, yet sufficiently low-key for leisure events.

This casual shoe goes well with almost all sorts of attire. The Keds Carmel looks excellent with any shorts, leggings, jeans, sweats, skirts, and even casual dresses.

Keds Carmel has a Dream Foam Memory footbed; it is a thick layer of an extreme gentle memory foam which provides maximum comfort for all-day use and breathability. This footbed also ensures wearing the pair on and off effortlessly. In addition, it has a soft, breathable lining.

Before becoming “Keds”, it is supposedly named as “Peds”, which is the Latin word for “feet”, in 1916; however,  tagged already, it needed to change its name. The company was responsible for launching the first high heeled shoes with the same comfort as sneakers known as “Kedettes”. It is also their shoe design called the Champion that first marketed in a massive volume as a canvas-top sneaker.

Today, still intending to empower women to be who they want to be and go where they want to go, Keds design simple, yet chic footwear. Wanting to pull off a feminine yet cool impression, Keds give rise to the all-new Carmel Twill slip-on. It presents the users with work to weekend footwear. With its fashionable design and solid colorway line up, this is quickly becoming people’s favorite and a staple shoes for everyday use.

  • The Keds Carmel weighs 198 grams based on a single item, not a pair.
  • Care instructions: spot wash and air dry the shoe
  • It has a canvas upper.
  • It has a rubber midsole and outsole.

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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.