Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Fit & Sizing
Offered in medium width, the Keds women’s Kickstart CNY Leather comes in sizes 5-10. It has a leather upper that delivers a reliable and durable fit. It’s also built as a low-top to enable the ankle to move freely.
While it is only available in a white colorway, the low-top Keds women’s Kickstart CNY Leather fashion sneaker offers a neat and preppy appeal. It has enough of a unique touch in the piglet charm which hangs from the laces. The result is a classic and low-key yet unique sneaker. A lot of outfits would match well with it.
Additionally, it can be styled with white laces for an elegant look or red laces for a head-turning style. Like any pair of Keds kicks, these versatile sneakers can be worn with skinny jeans, pants, shorts, dresses, or skirts, paired with t-shirts or blouses. It has a summer-ready appeal that can suit casual or dressed-up occasions.
The Keds Kickstart CNY Leather women’s sneakers stay true to the classic silhouette that ladies have come to love. This model has a soft leather upper that offers a minimalistic and straightforward design. Providing a quirky appeal is the piglet charm, which is found near the laces. It can be removed according to the wearer’s preference.
Other subtle yet festive details include the six-eyelet lace-up, done in gold. The Keds brand logo on the collar and tongue are also done in gold. Additional branding is found on the heel tab, which bears the Keds logo in white letters in a field of blue.
Established in 1916, Keds has become a leading brand when it comes to casual and reliable lifestyle kicks. One of the brand's most beloved shoes is the Keds Champion, which was worn by Olympic footballers, tennis players, and college athletes. The canvas plimsoll with its rubber sole would become the blueprint for many Keds sneakers to come.
As time went by, the brand has transformed into a top name in the women’s sneaker category, adding such leading personalities as Taylor Swift into its roster of endorsers. In 2016, the company released the tennis-inspired Keds Kickstart, which was an immediate success. It stayed true to the brand’s solid formula of canvas upper with a rubber sole.
The model’s success has led to various iterations in the ensuing years, including the Keds Kickstart Leather, which offered a more durable feel. In 2019, in celebration of Chinese New Year – the Year of the Pig – the brand released the Keds Kickstart CNY Leather. It’s an exclusive edition of the well-loved Keds Kickstart sneaker’s silhouette.
It has a supple white leather upper, decorated with glistening golden details in tribute to the festive occasion. The piglet charm is meant to bring good luck throughout the year. There are also two sets of laces included to change up the look – a red pair and a white pair. With all of these details, this sneaker can create an impact with utter sophistication.
- The Dream Foam footbed provides superb cushioning.
- Excellent traction is delivered by the rubber outsole.