Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Keds Champion Shirting is available at an affordable price point.
  • Buyers can choose from multiple colorways offered in the market.
  • Majority of the purchasers praised this fun looking footwear.
  • Most of the reviewers applauded the superb comfortable stride with this model.
  • Many recommended this for all-day wearing.
  • Most reviewers commended the lightness of the Keds Champion Shirting.
  • Few mentioned about the flexible rubber outsole.
  • Several users highly recommended this shoe to their peers.
  • Some purchasers shared that they received compliments while wearing this sneaker.
  • A handful described the versatility of this sneaker. They shared that they could practically wear this from running errands to a casual night out on the town.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Few critics mentioned about the poor arch support of the Keds Champion Shirting.
  • Some users found this sneaker flimsy because of its unreliable durability.
  • A handful of reviewers complained about the tad narrow width of this kick.

Bottom line

The classic profile has undergone another makeover to suit the contemporary market. The Keds Champion Shirting displays all the heritage elements with a cottony shirting upper material for the modern look. This variation adds freshness and color to any casual ensemble without sacrificing comfort, lightness, and durability.

Its insufficient arch support and narrowness did not hamper many reviewers to recommend this to their peers. Found at a price point that is easy on the pocket, this is a must-have for ladies who want to look stylishly comfortable.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Champion
Price: $50
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Keds sneaker

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.

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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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