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5 reasons to buy

  • The Keds Champion Crochet is well-liked by many for its superior breathability.
  • "Cute" and "stylish" are some of the words used by most wearers in describing these low-top Keds sneakers.
  • Many acknowledged that the crochet material is a nice difference from the usual canvas sneakers.
  • A couple of reviewers liked how this edition of the Champion low-top can easily be dressed up or down with any outfit.
  • Many commented that the Keds Champion Crochet is comfortable on foot even for long walks.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Lots of reviewers were disappointed that the crochet material is stiff particularly the seams.
  • Like other Keds sneakers, the Champion Crochet is narrow-fitting in the toe box according to lots of reviewers.
  • A few buyers were not pleased that their pairs fell apart much quicker.

Bottom line

The crochet upgrade on the crowd-pleaser Keds Champion silhouette resulted in a new, modern, and noteworthy new shoe model – the Keds Champion Crochet. Highlighting the shoe's visual appeal is a unique crochet upper that presents it as an ideal summer footwear staple.

Many agreed that it is lightweight, comfortable, and breathable – all these on top of a head-turner flair and affordable price point. However, one thing to take note of is that the Champion Crochet is narrow-fitting in the toe box and stiff, unlike the traditional canvas-made Champion.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Champion
Price: $55
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Keds sneaker
Top 5% most popular sneakers
It has never been more popular than this April

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The Champion Crochet is another women’s lifestyle shoe from Keds that is based on the classic Champion silhouette. Available in Medium width, the ladies have options to choose from US size 5 to 11 including half sizes. Its low-top construction permits wearers flexible movement, while the four pairs of eyelets lace-up closure system gives a secure and snug fit.

With its breathable crochet upper finished off with a thin band of jute just above the sole, the Keds Champion Crochet is an ideal pair of sneakers to wear during warmer months or cool spring nights. The signature canvas of the original Champion is retooled and replaced with a knitted crochet pattern that allows your feet to breathe. As sleek and stylish as any other Champion versions, the Champion Crochet also offers versatility in the style department. Maximize its fashionable flair by pairing it with summer shorts, dresses, skirts, or even jeans for a sporty casual get-up from day to night.

Because of its versatile and straightforward style, the Champion has effortlessly become a true classic and an icon in women’s fashion. Since its debut, Keds has been releasing myriads of Champion versions with updated designs, materials, or both.

The Champion Crochet is a one-of-a-kind modern-day iteration of the well-loved classic shoe. Of course, it is based on the profile of the Champion, but a crochet material replaced the signature canvas upper for a whole new look. For an added oomph, a thin band of jute is placed just above the rubber sole.

The Keds Champion Crochet belongs in the lineup of many modernized versions of the classic Champion silhouette from the American footwear brand. Like the classic Champion, it flaunts a versatile low-top construction in a lace-up closure system, and a durable rubber outsole. However, for this rendition, the canvas material that gave identity to the original model is replaced with crochet-patterned material for maximum breathability, lighter weight, and added comfort. Added above the midsole is a thin band of jute.

The original Keds Champion initially released in 1916 as the first ever shoe with a canvas upper and rubber sole.

  • The Keds Champion Crochet comes with two sets of laces. One is a natural linen lace, and the other is tonal cotton lace.
  • The four sets of eyelets are made of a metal material for durability.
  • The insoles are cushioned for extra in-shoe comfort.
  • Signature Keds brandings are minimally placed on the heel, tongue, and side collar.
  • Care instructions: spot wash and air dry only.

 

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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