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6 reasons to buy

  • The affordable price point of the Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX is an advantageous feature for most purchasers.
  • Many claimed that this shoe is extremely comfortable when worn.
  • The water-resistant upper impressed heaps of purchasers as it makes the shoe perfect for a wet fall and snowy winter.
  • Numerous reviewers stated that they love this cute and stylish Keds shoe. It is an excellent fusion of a cleatie and a sneaker that looks great with casual outfits.
  • A few reviewers said that they like the super soft suede upper of this shoe.
  • The side zipper makes it easy to put on, according to a couple of reviewers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX has limited colorways.
  • Some reviewers had to order a half size larger than their standard size because of this shoe's narrow fit in the toe box.
  • Another purchaser reported that this shoe is not warm enough without thick socks during the coldest days in the winter.
  • A few reviewers had to return their pairs due to lack of arch support.

Bottom line

The Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX is a chic meets street kind of sneaker. Built with a weatherized feature, or a Scotchgard protected suede upper in particular, this high-top cleatie footwear protects your feet against water, dirt, and stains.

Although limited colors are available, many still perceive it as stylish and, on top of that, affordable, comfortable, and easy to wear. A few downsides, however, include a narrow-fitting toe box and minimal (or lack of, for some) arch support.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keds Lifestyle Shoes
Price: $65
Colorways: Black, Brown, Grey
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated sneaker
A top rated Keds sneaker

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Women can get this high-top Keds shoe in full sizing from 5 to 11 or half sizing from 5.5 or 9.5 in B Medium width. The fit is true to size.

The Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX is built with a high-top profile that gives additional protection and support to the foot. Comfort around the ankle is there, thanks to the well-padded collar and breathable fabric lining. Given its cleatie construction, the closure system used is a zip-type to one side for ease of wear and snug fit and feel.

The Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX is a high-top shoe with a cleatie construction. The supple suede material throughout the upper gives out chic vibe despite the relaxed façade of the shoe. The upper is neat given the side zip closure as the primary design accent. The white midsole perfectly harmonizes with the clean look of the rest of the shoe. Hints of Keds brandings can only be seen on the heel.

The Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX may look like any other ordinary cleat-like high-top sneakers, but it isn’t. It oozes this kind of relaxed and casual appeal fit for the hustle and bustle of everyday life. No fancy detailing or attention-grabbing brandings of any kind – only a clean suede upper material with side zip closure.

However, the suede is not ordinary as it is Scotchgard treated. Scotchgard is a product protector against spills and stains. Because of this, the Midtown Zip Suede WX shoe is equipped with water and stain repellent feature that adds to its functionality and value. It also makes the shoe fit for cold weather conditions while giving added protection to the wearers' feet.

In 2017, Keds released its Weather or Not Collection for the Fall. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest of the US, the collection comprises a selection of weatherized shoes that find the perfect balance between feminine and functional. Each shoe has weather-ready elements such as water and stain repellant upper and traction treads for optimum grip.

Introduced in this collection are new silhouettes such as the Scout Cleat WX, Tournament Nylon/Suede WX, Kickstart Nylon/Suede WX, Champion Suede WX, Champion Nylon WX, Champion Ombre Plaid WX, and Midtown Zip Suede WX.

The Midtown Zip Suede WX is a slouch cleat-like sneakers with a high-top construction and weatherized suede upper. Like the rest of the shoes in the collection, its suede upper is equipped with Scotchgard technology that makes it water and stain repellent suited for cold weather conditions. It also features a lateral side sip and padded sports collar.

  • The Keds Midtown Zip Suede WX also features Ortholite insoles for added in-shoe comfort.
  • The rubber outsole is flexible with excellent traction.
  • Spot wash and air dry only to clean this shoe.

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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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