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Base model: Keds Rise Leather
Style: Platform
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis

Verdict from 6.3 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The Keds Rise Denim is overall a comfortable sneaker, especially when the correct size is found, according to several buyers. 
  • Some reviewers loved how this Keds shoe finds a perfect balance between a sneaker and a wedge. 
  • Like most Keds shoes, the Rise Denim is often described by purchasers as stylish and cute. 
  • Several colorways are available for this Keds model. 
  • This particular version of the Keds Rise shoe is affordable. 
  • At least one reviewer highlighted that the hidden wedge feature of this shoe gives extra 2” height to wearers. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Although generally comfortable, some buyers reported that they had difficulties finding the right fit for their Keds Rise Denim sneakers. 
  • It fits narrow in the toe box but somehow wide in the heel. 

Bottom line

Keds introduced a classic platform sneaker with a twist in its Keds Rise sneakers. The Keds Rise Denim, in particular, features a durable denim upper that sits atop a platform midsole with a hidden wedge that gives wearers extra 2” height. 

Although often described cute, this low-top platform shoe collected mixed reviews because of its puzzling fit. Many find it narrow in the toe yet wide in the heel such that their feet slip out occasionally. However, when the right size is found, this shoe nonetheless gives the much-needed comfort that a platform sneaker could provide. 

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Platform sneakers from American footwear brand Keds get another addition in the Keds Rise Denim platform casual shoe. It is offered in women’s sizing from US 5 to 11 in B Medium (Standard) width. 

It may look like any ordinary platform shoe from the outside, but it has a hidden internal wedge heel feature that, together with the platform midsole, gives extra 2” height to wearers. A lace closure system, which includes five pairs of metal eyelets and flat cotton laces with metal aglets, provides a customized and secure fit. 

The Keds Rise Denim sneakers originated from one of the recent innovative models from the brand, the Keds Rise. It flaunts a classic platform styling finished off with a durable denim material on the upper that comes in three various colorways, such as Black, Cream, and Peach. 

While some find denim sneakers a bit challenging to style, the Keds Rise Denim could still be as versatile as other popular Keds sneakers. The platform sole adds more flair and edgy vibe, too. Ladies can pair this low-top with a white dress, short dress, maxi dress, or with more denim. 

Innovation meets comfort and style, that is the Keds Rise Denim platform sneaker. From the outside, it looks like another stylish platform shoe from Keds that's finished off with durable denim upper in different colorways. But from the inside, it is anything but that. This shoe, as with other Rise variations, features an internal hidden wedge heel that gives height boost and improved posture. 

Current sneaker trends that caught the attention of fashion enthusiasts across the globe include platform sneakers. Because of increased demands for this comfy and go-to type of shoes, an influx of platform sneakers were expected – and Keds made sure to deliver. 

In 2014, Keds released its first-ever platform sneaker called the Keds Triple along with a slightly-elevated model called the Keds Double. The Keds Triple features a classic canvas upper that resembles the iconic Keds Champion and an elevated platform sole unit that is about 1” high. It released in many colorways and, over time, in different iterations. 

  Introducing the Keds Rise Collection

Just recently, Keds introduced the Keds Rise silhouette as an addition to its robust lineup of platform sneakers. This shoe, however, is far different from the usual platform kicks that have been dominating the sneaker market. Aside from the platform midsole, the Keds Rise shoes also feature an internal hidden wedge heel that gives wearers added height and improved posture. 

As with other favorite Keds sneakers, the Keds Rise also received different renditions including the Keds Rise Denim, Keds Rise Leather, Keds Rise Velvet, Keds Rise Denim Star, and Keds Rise Jersey. The Keds Rise Denim is the Keds Rise version that utilizes a denim upper. It comes in three colorways, including Black, Cream, and Peach. 

  • The Keds Rise Denim sneakers are online-exclusive release. 
  • The shoe also features a flexible and durable rubber outsole. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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