Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most of the reviewers noted that the Keds Kickstart MLB fits true to size both in length and width. 
  • Many baseball fans were delighted that the Kickstart silhouette got its MLB rendition. 
  • Lots of reviewers said that this shoe from the Keds sneaker lineup looks great and super cute. 
  • Several colorways that represent various MLB teams are available for the Keds Kickstart MLB sneakers. 
  • This shoe carries an affordable price, which is liked by a few reviewers.  
  • This MLB version is lightweight like the original Keds Kickstart sneakers, as observed by many wearers. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers got a bit disappointed that the lineup of Keds Kickstart MLB sneakers did not include other MLB teams. 
  • One reviewer was not pleased that the pair she got has discolored rubber and laces.

Bottom line

Released as part of the Keds MLB Collection is the Keds Kickstart MLB sneakers. The low-top Keds Kickstart MLB women’s fashion sneakers feature canvas uppers designed with the logo of your favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, lace up closure, cushioned insoles, and flexible rubber outsole. 

Like its core model, the Keds Kickstart shoe, this shoe impressed many for its simple flair, unparalleled comfort on foot, lightweight, and affordability.

Facts

Base model: Keds Kickstart
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Kickstart
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas
Season: Spring, Summer
Price: $65
Special editions: 6 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Following the success of the Keds Champion MLB Pennant and the Keds Double Decker MLB, Keds also made a special release of a Major League Baseball version of its bestseller Keds Kickstart shoe. This unique Kickstart rendition features a breathable canvas upper that conforms to the foot's shape combined with a 6-eyelet lace-up closure for a customized fit. Addition of cushioned insoles ensured a plush fit and feel.  

The women’s Keds Kickstart MLB sneakers are offered in sizes US 5 to 11, half sizes included, in B Medium or Standard width. The fit is generally true to size both in length and width. 

Support your favorite MLB team anywhere you go with the Keds Kickstart MLB fashion sneakers. The shoe features a low-top, lace-up construction in a canvas upper with each colorway representing different Major League Baseball teams with an embroidered logo at the heel or in an all-over printed theme. The colorways released include Red Sox, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees, Indians, Cardinals, Cubs Pinstripe, and Yankees Pinstripe. 

As with other shoes in the Keds Kickstart collection, this shoe flaunts an always-on-the-go vibe that you can wear it anywhere, anytime for a day full of errands, casual activities, or anything under the sun. 

The Keds Kickstart MLB is a familiar sight especially to loyal Keds followers because of its base model, a brand’s bestseller known as the Keds Kickstart. While it shadows the original Kickstart’s construction and key features, this MLB special rendition attracts attention with its MLB-themed aesthetics. This shoe dons the logo (either embroidered at the heel or printed all-over the upper) of a respective MLB team depending on the colorway. 

It was in 2016 when US-based sneaker brand Keds, which was founded in 1916 initially as “Peds” under the United States Rubber Company, first dropped a collection of women’s sneakers that commemorates a famed sports event known as the Major Baseball League or MLB in short. Included in that special release is the Keds Champion MLB Pennant, a version of the classic and iconic Keds Champion low-top sneakers that is characterized by baseball-inspired aesthetic such as baseball stitch detailing on the upper and embroidered MLB team logos with each colorway representing an MLB team. 

The following year, another famous Keds silhouette received an MLB transformation – the Keds Double Decker shoes. Officially named as the Keds Double Decker MLB, the shoe was made available in six colorways with each colorway representing MLB teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Texas Ranger, SF Giants, NY Mets, and Boston Red Sox. 

Following the success of the previous MLB renditions of different popular Keds silhouettes, the brand also made an MLB rendition of one of its bestsellers – the Keds Kickstart. The MLB rendition called officially as the Keds Kickstart MLB was also released as part of the Keds MLB Collection in March 2019. It mimics the original Kickstart model with its low-top construction, lace-up closure, canvas upper, cushioned insoles, and flexible rubber outsoles. In this version, however, the canvas upper adorns logos of different MLB teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Boston Red Sox. 

  • The Keds Kickstart MLB also features cushioned insoles and flexible rubber outsoles.

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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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