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    Low Top

    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

    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.

    High Top

    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.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    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.

    Casual

    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.

  • Collection

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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.

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    $50
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Keds Kickstart Pennant shoes are a women’s exclusive. The measurements offered for these athleisure kicks range from 5 to 11 with some half sizes until 9.5. The sizing for the kicks run big although the fit is spot on. Some users recommend going down a half size to a full size for a more accurate measurement. 

There is usually a 1.5 size difference between men’s and women’s shoe sizes. However, since these kicks run large, men who wish to sport them may opt to only go up by one size or just a half from their regular shoe measurement.

The fit can be adjusted using the round laces in the shoes’ six-eyelet lacing system. 

Never strike out again with these on your feet. The clean sporty styling of these kicks makes it easy to style them with just about everything in your everyday wardrobe. 

Take the shoes to the games by pairing them with tattered jeans and a short-sleeved sweatshirt. They’d also look good with a t-shirt dress for going out with friends. You can also do denim shorts and a blouse. The list is endless.

Kickstart Pennant sneakers are offered in two colorways: off-white canvas with red stitching on the side or blue denim ticking with white stitches. 

Fans of America’s favorite pastime will agree that these baseball-inspired kicks are indeed striking. And no, we meant striking as in ”impressive,” not the other baseball meaning. The curved baseball-stitching on the side immediately attracts attention, particularly in the white colorway with its red stitch accents. 

But shoes should not rely on excellent styling alone. We’re happy to say that in this case, Keds does not. Kickstart Pennant shoes feature Ortholite footbeds that are treated with odor-blocking and anti-microbial tech to keep your feet comfy and smelling fresh.

Keds was founded in 1916 by the U.S. Rubber Company. Initially, the company wanted to use Peds, which means feet in Latin, but someone else was already using it, so the business decided to go with Keds, a Native American word that means moccasins. 

The brand’s first design is the Champion, which is considered to be the first mass-marketed sneaker with a canvas upper. By the early 1920s, these were being worn by amateur to pro athletes, from college-level ones to Olympians. 

Keds decided to diversify in 1949 by introducing a line of sneakers designed solely for athletes. The company called this Pro-Keds and kept the Keds line as a women’s only range. 

From the 1950s up, Keds enjoyed immense popularity with the female shoe market for its clean and minimalistic footwear that you can style with anything. It also helped that Keds had brand endorsers such as Taylor Swift and Mischa Barton pushing its products.

In 2016, Keds rolled out the Kickstart silhouette. This canvas model was so successful that they soon released other iterations such as the Kickstart Pennant and a few collabs.

  • Keds Kickstart Pennant shoes feature durable canvas uppers, textile linings, and textured rubber outsoles. 
  • Each shoe (not pair) weighs about 283 grams.

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