Fit & Sizing
The Keds Kickstart Perf Leather comes in regular width, offering women’s US sizing ranging from 5-11. It fits true to size in general. However, many testers went a half size up after finding the shoe too narrow. Ankle movement is unobstructed with the sneaker’s low-cut collar. An upper made of perforated leather provides good support. It has a lace-to-toe design that makes the fit snug and secure.
Keds Kickstart Perf Leather Style
Perforations on the upper of the low-top Keds Kickstart Perf Leather give the shoe a summery look. Not only is it an attractive detail, but it’s functional, too, providing a cool and airy feel for warm weather. Shorts, dresses, and almost any spring or summer outfit will go well with the kicks.
The sporty, closed-toe sneaker is also great for pairing with jeans, pants, and corduroys. Its low-profile vibe is a refreshing break from all the puffy white shoes in the market today, offering a simple and feminine look instead.
A clean-cut, straightforward design makes the Kickstart Perf Leather an instant casual staple. Its all-white perforated leather upper is complemented by the six-eyelet lacing system. The green accent color logos on the tongue and low-top collar, along with the blue logo on the heel tab, break the shoe’s monochrome look.
Keds Kickstart Perf Leather History
Keds started out as a rubber shoe brand created by the U.S. Rubber Company in 1916. Since its founding, it has always been known for being pioneering when it comes to ladies’ footwear. The company also launched the #LadiesFirst campaign to support and empower women everywhere.
One notable ladies’ shoe series from the brand is the Kickstart line. It takes a classic tennis silhouette and reinvents it with modern details to fit the lifestyle of today’s women. The Kickstart shoes feature the same minimalist design principles, yet the styles are always fresh and appropriate for casual wear.
The Keds Kickstart Perf Leather is no exception, with clean lines and a round toe design that goes well with any casual outfit. Its iconic perforated leather upper offers a breathable feel in warm weather while keeping things laid-back. It's a shoe designed for any relaxed setting.
- Soft twill lining is used for extra breathability.
- The insole is cushioned for comfort and impact protection.
- Its rubber outsole is flexible and textured for more movement.
- Spot washing and air drying are recommended for the sneaker.
- Retro sport-inspired foxing was used to improve durability.