The women-specific Keds Champion Shirting is available in sizes 5 to 12 US in medium width. While this model runs true to size, few disclosed that it has a narrow width; thus, they suggest grabbing half or full size up for wearers with wide feet. This shoe has the soft textile lining to enhance the breathability with a cushioned footbed to maximize the comfort. Meanwhile, the lace-up closure provides personalized, adjustable fit for more comfortable strides.
The classic low-top silhouette of the Keds Champion Shirting displays the heritage profile with modernized material that added freshness to the ladies' ensemble. The dainty prints enhance the pretty style while the classic Oxford lacing system with textured wrap-around midsole gives a sporty vibe.
Some ladies wear their Champion Shirting with capris, jeans, shorts, and even with khakis and paired with a button-down shirt, clean tees, or even with oversized hoodies. Meanwhile, some strut this shoe with their dresses or skirts and paired with a blazer or a jacket.
Aside from its timeless silhouette, the shirting material on the upper gives the Keds Champion Shirting its striking feature that is worthy of onlooker's second glace. This shirting material has woven stripes or plain prints and is made of a fine cotton material used in making shirts.
Keds has been delivering relaxed and straightforward footwear since 1916. It was formed by the developer of vulcanized rubber called US Rubber Company and first called it 'Peds' but found out the name was already taken; thus, they picked 'Keds' instead which is synonymous to moccasins in the Latin.
The first shoe introduced by the Keds was called the canvas plimsoll and, later on, became popular as the Champion Original. Its canvas upper and vulcanized rubber sole instantly became admired because of its simplicity. It was advertised as sports footwear but later on, embraced by the lifestyle scene.
Keds Champion has gained a cult-like following and peeked its fame until the 1990s. The brand was launched internationally and formed solid fan base because of its simplicity, versatility, and comfort. The Keds continued offering various chic Champion Original variations that are exclusively for the ladies.
One variation of the Keds Champion Original is the Shirting edition which stayed authentic to the classic look of the Champion but with altered upper material for a modernized look. It is made of shirting material that adds refreshing vibe to one's overall look.
- This product weighs 230 grams.
- This pair comes with two sets of laces - tonal and white laces.
- It has the flexible, textured rubber outsole for reliable traction.