Size and fit

The sneaker can be easily slipped on with its soft upper construction that remains limber when worn. With a lace-up closure system, the Keds Kickstart Striped Mesh low top lets the wearer customize the shoe’s fit to exactly what they want.

A shoe for women, the kicks come in a US size range of 5 to 11 with half sizes available. The sneaker runs in a medium width.

Keds Kickstart Striped Mesh Style

Choose the style that fits and relish in it as the Keds Kickstart Striped Mesh Style comes in three different colorways,  primarily black, indigo, and white. These colors may be subdued but are still enough to make an impact once worn. Women can easily partner the kicks with summer clothes, especially summer dresses. Shorts and skirts can also be considered, along with a pair of denim jeans that are either tapered or skinny.

Notable Features

The first thing that is noticeable with the Keds Kickstart Striped Mesh is the airy mesh construction incorporated into the side panels of the shoe. The mesh fabric allows the shoe to be more breathable. It also adds to the stylish design factor of the low top, matching easily with the athletic silhouette.

Keds Kickstart Striped Mesh History

Back in the day, the American industry was revolutionized by the invention of rubber, changing and affecting many sectors while at it, including the fashion industry. 1916 saw the rise of rubber sneakers and the shoe company, Keds. The first shoe that Keds came out with became an icon, a shoe still majorly famous, the rubber-soled canvas plimsoll known as the Champion Original.

Keds has always been, primarily, a brand that marketed shoes for women and because of this, the demand for it soared through the 1940s all the way to the 1960s. It didn’t stop there, however. Well into the 21st century, Keds managed to gain further significance with its marketing strategy and exceptional shoe releases.

Tweaking a classic, the Keds Kickstart Striped Mesh is a sneaker that commands attention with its sleek yet sporty design, and its comfortable fit. Those who own a pair have been very happy with the low top and cannot wait for the rest of the sneaker world to discover another great creation from the powerhouse brand, Keds.

Additional Info

  • The low top is a six eyelet lace up sneaker.
  • A cushioned Ortholite footbed gives a cushiony feel.
  • When cleaning the shoe, merely spot wash and air dry it after.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Keds Kickstart
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Colorways: Blue / Black / White / Orange
Special editions: 5 special editions
SKUs: WF58109 / WF58110 / WF58111 / WF58232 / WF58270

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