Who should buy the Keds Kickstart Leather

Consider getting a pair of this sneakers if you want:

  • A retro and minimalist style shoe
  • A shoe that offers breathability

Keds Kickstart Leather logo

Great style of Keds Kickstart Leather

Simple and neutral-colored footwear will always be a mainstay in a sneaker fan's rotation. Aside from its enduring style, this type of shoe looks great with virtually any casual outfit.

The Keds Kickstart Leather's timeless design offers precisely this with a few leather accents that add premium style to its overall look.

Keds Kickstart Leather style

Features of Kickstart Leather

As the name implies, this kick's upper is crafted from leather with glossy leather accents placed on the heel counter and lace eyestays that add a premium appeal to the shoe.

Keds Kickstart Leather upper

Its Ortholite footbed provides excellent comfort and cushioning that makes it ideal for all-day wear. The shoe's lining is made of twill for added in-step comfort and breathability. 

Lastly, its midsole is thicker than traditional Keds shoe designs to keep up to date with modern footwear.

Keds Kickstart Leather midsole

Underlying story of Keds Kickstart Leather

The brand started in the U.S. Rubber Company created in 1892 as a union of several rubber companies in Connecticut producing tires, gloves and later on shoes using other brand names.

Keds Kickstart Leather design

In the 1950s, Keds enjoyed popularity because of its casual appeal and minimalist look that mixes well with a wide range of outfits. 

Keds is now owned by Wolverine World Wide which acquired the brand from its parent company Collective Brands for $1.32 billion in May 2012.

Keds Kickstart Leather collar

In 2016, the company started rolling out Keds Kickstart canvas sneakers which instantly became a success in the women’s footwear market.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Keds Kickstart
Style: Retro, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA

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