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Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Champion
Price: $50
Colorways: Pink, Blue
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Constructed to fit true to size, the Keds Champion Mini Brights tends to fit narrow for some with its customary lace-up front that offers an individualized locked-down fit. The breathable textile lining is soft to the skin, while its Ortholite insole offers relatively decent amount of underfoot support. This sneaker is obtainable in women’s sizes from 5 to 11 US with half sizes starting from 5.5 US.

Keds has been a champ in the sneaker game long before other brands came in. It is over 30 years older than the German-based brands Puma and Adidas, nearly 50 years ahead of its fellow American label Nike, and five decades ahead of Vans.

The brand rocked the world in 1916 with its very first rubber-soled footwear offering, the Champion Original, as it was the most ingenious alternative to casual heeled shoes for women. This style was the first pair of kicks that defined the generic term “sneaker.” During the 1960s, Keds was the brightest star, even a go-to brand by style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, before the younger sneaker brands followed suit and got their shares of the spotlight.

For over 100 years of marketing casual and comfy shoes for women, Keds has not aged a bit. Its first flagship shoe got even younger through playful and upbeat makeovers. The Keds Champion Mini Brights is one of the modified remakes of the original silhouette that’s loaded with sun-kissed color and style.

The Keds Champion Mini Brights keeps things simple with the use of the same traditional look of the Champion Original. The cheery, sun-ready cover easily draws an optimistic vibe that’s fitting for summer. Its 100% cottony textile keeps this shoe breezy and light, while the braided rope-resembling shoe strings present a smart and voguish finish to a pair of cropped pants, pastel shorts, and light- colored dresses.

Keds continues to empower women to be stylish, and its Champion Mini Brights is a testament to that.  This casual, no-fuss sneaker has a textile membrane that allows air to circulate throughout the shoe. The radiant splash of color to the original Champion silhouette as well as its lightweight composition makes this low-profile kick a worthy option for the warm season. Its cushioned Ortholite insole lends the right amount of cushioning.

  • The upper is built with four pairs of metal eyelets.
  • On the flipside is a textured rubber outsole.
  • Keds branding is peppered on the tongue, heel, collar, and outsole.

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