19 users: 4.1 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Kickstart
Colorways: Beige / Black

Verdict from 5.8 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The Keds Kickstart Baja Stripe is a budget-friendly casual shoe.
  • Most reviewers agreed that the sneaker had a stylish design. One user perceived the look as unique.
  • A tester said she received many compliments while wearing the kick.
  • The color combination of the Kickstart Baja Stripe goes with any outfit, said a purchaser.
  • A buyer said that the different-colored extra laces were a stylish bonus.
  • One wearer said that the Ortholite insole gives added comfort.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of testers said that the Keds Kickstart Baja Stripe did not have much arch support.
  • One user said that the fit was loose around the heel, so the foot kept slipping out.
  • A reviewer said that wearing the Keds Kickstart Baja Stripe resulted in bad shoe bites.

Bottom line

The low-top Keds Kickstart Baja Stripe is a stylish casual shoe. Along with an Ortholite insole for extra comfort, the sneaker comes in classic color combinations. It doesn't provide much when it comes to arch support, but it’s still a good option for those who are willing to add inserts or go without extra cushioning. Available at a very budget-friendly price, the shoe is perfect for those looking for attractive casual footwear, especially for the spring and summer months.

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Sizes offered for the Kickstart Baja Stripe are in US women’s 5-11, with a B or medium width. The sneaker generally fits as expected. It has a canvas upper that offers flexible support as well as a low-top collar that allows freedom of ankle movement. The lace-to-toe front keeps the foot in place and secure.

The low-top Keds Kickstart Baja Stripe is available in two striped colorways that go well with almost any look. A laidback, hip outfit is easier to put together with the stripe canvas design, which keeps things looking fresh. Sleek and simple, it’s appropriate for any casual occasion, paired with jeans, shorts, skirts or dresses. The shoe has a summery vibe that will go well with plain or statement t-shirts. Extra laces in a different color are also included to change up the shoe’s style.

Gold eyelets for the shoelaces add a classy touch to the Kickstart Baja Stripe sneaker. There is also contrast stitching on the upper to add a preppy look. Meanwhile, a refreshing pop of color on the heel adds quirkiness to the shoe. The Keds branding logo is on the tongue and low-top collar.

In 1916, the U.S. Rubber Company decided to create a brand where all of their rubber-soled shoes could be produced and distributed. They named the line Keds, which began the first mass production of what was then a young invention – sneakers. Today, the company is one of the shoe brands owned by Wolverine Worldwide. To continue its legacy, Keds still maintains the same genuine and pioneering spirit.

The Keds Kickstart line was launched to provide essential casual footwear for women. Since then, the classic Kickstart sneaker has been a style staple for many women. With its tennis-inspired look, updated with very modern detailing, the timeless and trendy collection has produced various popular models. Notable ones include the Kickstart Leather, the Kickstart Chambray Stripe, and the Kickstart Perf Leather.

Now, Keds has introduced to the world the Kickstart Baja Stripe, designed with the same tennis silhouette and built for casual use. A unique stripe pattern adorns the upper of the shoe, which gives it a fresh perspective among women’s casual footwear.

  • Sport-inspired foxing was used in the shoe to improve durability.
  • A comfortable and resilient rubber outsole makes the shoe appropriate for a lot of walking.
  • Textile on the lining also gives comfort and breathability.

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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.