Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Most users who bought the Keds Champion CVO loved the fit (width-wise) of this sneaker.
  • Many reviewers liked the “classy” and “sassy” style of the low-top Keds footwear. They also said it was an easy shoe to wear because it goes with almost everything.
  • The Champion CVO is a comfortable sneaker that is best for everyday casual wear, several testers remarked.
  • A good number of people said the lifestyle shoe had excellent quality for its price. One buyer stated that she loved the stitching at the toe which was unexpected and cute.
  • The classic colors of the Keds Champion CVO got the thumbs up from some purchasers.
  • The price of the casual shoe is quite reasonable, reported a few customers.
  • A handful of consumers were delighted with how relatively low maintenance the footwear is.
  • A couple of persons were happy with the durable build of the shoe. One of them recounted how his last pair lasted him years.
  • The Champion CVO has a nice support in the arch, a user stated.
  • This low-top sneaker by Keds is quite breathable, one pleased individual commented.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few people complained that the Keds Champion shoe runs long. They added that they had to order at least a half size down.
  • The sole of this low-top shoe is quite thin, one person reported.

Bottom line

The Keds Champion CVO exudes a leisurely look that is not flashy yet still manages to catch the eye. Priced reasonably, this low-top sneaker also has the advantage of being low-maintenance, breathable, sturdily-made, and supportive of the arch.

Some buyers reported that the shoe runs long. However, this is a relatively minor disadvantage as purchasers can easily go down a size. The shoe also has a thin sole which might not work for extended wear but which would be perfect for strolling and all kinds of casual use.

Facts

Base model: Keds Champion
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Champion
Price: $45
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Pink, Purple, Red, White
Special editions: 9 special editions
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Keds sneaker
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The Keds Champion CVO shoe has sizes available ranging from 5 to 13.5 in medium and wide widths. This is a silhouette originally designed with women in mind. However, its timeless styling has captured the attention of men as well, and the shoe is now available in men’s measurements too.

Some users report that the shoe runs slightly longer than standard sizing so going down a half size might provide you with a better fit. Four-eyelets on each side and laces provide the sneaker with an adjustable system you can customize to your measurements.

Style any outfit with ease with the Keds Champion CVO sneaker. This staple and iconic shoe looks good with almost anything, from slim skirts and tees, or ripped jeans and a sweater, to striped trousers and a slim-fitting blouse with a structured jacket thrown on top.

The Keds Champion CVO has a rich heritage styling that is instantly recognizable. Exuding versatility, this low-top footwear can easily go from laidback or sporty to glam and sophisticated by just pairing it with a few key pieces from your wardrobe. With its solid build, this footwear can take you anywhere you wish to go in style.

The Keds Champion was a canvas-topped and rubber-soled shoe that was first introduced by the brand in 1916. It was considered and marketed as America’s go-to sneaker and was popular with the ladies for being an easy and fashionable shoe to use. It had four eyelets, a flexible rubber outsole, and a feminine profile.

Since its release, the Champion had been worn by numerous Hollywood’s famous ladies ranging from Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to Taylor Swift. Runway shows by Donna Karan, where the silhouette was used, further propelled the brand into the limelight.

Today, the Keds Champion remains a staple in many women’s wardrobes because of its classic look that transcends time. Unlike the modern version of the Keds Champion we have today, the Champion CVO retains the original 1916 styling and construction that first made the brand so popular with just a little bit of re-engineering undertaken to give wearers an even better fit.

  • The Champion CVO has breathable uppers made of either canvas or leather. The sole is made of gum rubber and is non-marking.

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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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