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492 users: 4.3 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Champion
Colorways: Beige / Blue / Gold / Green / Pink / Purple / White

Verdict from 9.5 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • Several users highly appreciated the two sets of laces that it comes with.
  • These basic shoes do not disappoint as it meets the expectations of its users, according to several of its reviewers.
  • A couple of buyers highly appreciated how these sneakers can easily be cleaned through machine washing and can hold its shape after.
  • As opposed to white sneakers, the colorways of the Keds Champion Spring does not show up dirt easily, cited by some wearers.
  • Few of the buyers noted that the picture depicted on the website is the same as the actual.
  • Each of the colorways is unique and perfect for spring, said one of the shoppers.
  • It makes the perfect companion for traveling as it is comfortable and barely takes a room in a suitcase, said one tester.
  • Its design is feminine, stylish, and timeless, according to many.
  • The cotton canvas has a weave pattern that creates an interesting but subtle detail on the overall look of the sneaker, mentioned by one user.
  • A Keds fan dubbed the Keds Champion Spring as her favorite.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One felt disappointed that these slip badly on the heel.
  • Several of the users noted that these are on the narrow side.

Bottom line

Being the first of the many, the Keds Champion Spring proves that despite being a refashioned Champion Original and its simplistic design, it still stands out from the crowd. Because it possesses all the qualities that are needed for a shoe, it is not surprising how it is favored by many and withstood the test of time.

Keds certainly couldn't choose a more appropriate name for the silhouette. More so, the new colorways that blend in perfectly for spring only give a refreshing look that suits the blossoming spring season.

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The Keds Champion Spring is a women's silhouette that is offered in measurements stretching from 5-11 M. Although long-time Keds users may already have an idea of how the brand's sizing goes, it is suggested to stay true to size or go half a size up for those with wide feet. The low-top silhouette and the traditional lace up closure permit an adjustable fit and freedom on the ankles.

As a brand that has catered to women for more than 100 years, it is evident that the brand has captured the formula for their delicate taste. Still donned in almost the same silhouette as its original model, the Keds Champion Spring gets a slight tweak, making it more appropriate for spring. With five colorways to choose from, natural, dark teal, dark blue, dark taupe, and eggshell blue, users can still benefit from its versatile style and can pair these with almost any outfit imaginable.

During this day and age when a sea of technology-infused sneakers is prevalent, it is surprising how certain sneakers can withstand the test of time, the Keds Champion included. Much like the range, the Keds Champion Spring fuses comfort and style, a winning combination that seems to work well no matter what the time decade is. The breathable canvas upper, which seems to be the epitome of casualness, offers superior comfort, durability, and versatility. The Ortholite sock liner, an open-cell polyurethane foam, boosts breathability, moisture management, and cushioning.

In 1892, U.S. Rubber was established pursuing the goal of harnessing the revolutionary vulcanizing process and produced a wide range of products like gloves and tires. Including rubber-soled sneakers on their roster of products, the company decided that to serve the best interest, the shoe manufacturing will be served under one name, as opposed to several like how it used to.

Originally naming the brand "Peds," a Latin term for foot, Keds became the next-to-best option after knowing that the former has already been taken. Keds produced its first shoe composed of rubber outsoles and epitomized the ultimate definition of sneakers. Soon after, its first model was rebranded after seeing its popularity among female tennis stars. Keds Champion, being the shoe of champions, became the apt name for the sneakers. Since then, the model has spurted in a variety of colorways and materials. Its silhouette, however, remained timeless and classic.

  • The lining of the sneakers is composed of a soft and breathable material for additional comfort.
  • For traction and grip, a flexible and textured outsole is infused on the sneaker.

Size and fit

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Large (11%)
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The 8.5 fit perfectly and is basically true to size.. - Amazon
The fit true to size and they feel great on my feet.. - Amazon
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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