Size and fit

The Keds Champion Pennant is a women’s kick that comes in two different upper materials: canvas and leather. The canvas upper is available in sizes ranging from 5 to 11 in Medium width, while the leather upper kick comes in sizes 5 to 13 in Small, Medium, and Extra Wide widths. Men who would like to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes up from their standard shoe size.

Reports regarding this pair’s sizing have stated that it feels longer and narrower when compared to regular sized shoes. Fitting it in person is recommended to ensure your money’s worth.

Keds Champion Pennant Style

Knock it out the park with the Keds Champion Pennant's retro, old-school style. Donning the classic silhouette of the Champion line, the Pennant stays true to the line's legacy and offers something fresh at the same time. The eye-catching red stitching adorns the shoe's upper, which turned the iconic Champion into a kick that declares adoration towards America's favorite pastime. Individuals who share the same enthusiasm for the sport were instantly hooked.

Whether you rock this pair with or without socks, it would look its best when paired with summer staples such as jeans, shorts, and tank tops. Ladies could also sport it with more feminine pieces like skirts and flowy sundresses.

Notable Features

A distinct baseball-inspired stitch detailing embellishes the shoe's upper, effortlessly capturing most fans' attention. Brown leather accents such as the tongue's branding and heel counter with ‘K 1916' embossed on it add a beautiful contrasting style to the shoe's overall design. Lastly, foxing tapes that wrap around the pair's midsole serve a dual purpose: durability and visual appeal.

Keds Champion Pennant History

Born in 1916, Keds has been dishing out stylishly classic footwear known for its simple yet iconic designs. The long-lasting brand's first shoe model is the Champion, which exhibits a high-top silhouette that almost resembles a cleat. The Keds Champion was manufactured initially for women alone and is regarded as the first mass-marketed canvas kick. It is also because of this shoe the term "sneaker" was coined due to the rubber soles' ability to let the wearer "sneak around silently."

From its inception in 1916, the Champion kick has been reinterpreted in countless ways. It now comes in various colors, materials, and widths to top off any outfit while keeping you comfortable. One of the many renditions of the Keds Champions is the Champion Pennant – an all-star kick that serves as a nod to the sport of baseball. Most baseball fanatics who can't wait to express their love for the diamond field and root for their home team welcomed it with enthusiasm.

Additional Info

  • The off-white colorway equates to a canvas upper, while the white leather colorway means the upper is made of leather.
  • The leather iteration of this shoe is crafted from vegan leather.
  • The canvas version sells for $49.95, and the leather version is priced at $59.95.
  • The Champion Pennant is also offered in versions that showcase different baseball teams’ logos, called the Keds Champion MLB Pennant.


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