Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Some commenters say the Keds Triple Hi sneaker looks classy with its stable platform that gives its female users a boost in height and underfoot feels.
  • A good number of reviewers observed that the high-top sneaker felt comfortable despite its upper canvas material because the textile feels soft and not too stiff.
  • Several female users love this shoe because despite its thick soles it is lightweight and can be worn for the entire day.
  • Quite a lot of reviewers noted how the shoe fits nicely on women’s feet with a few commenting the fit runs true to size most of the time.
  • Numerous reviewers say they would often get compliments from other people when wearing these minimalist shoes with a higher outsole.
  • A significant number of customers say they felt happy with their purchase of the Keds Triple Hi as it can be styled and matched easily with their casual clothing.
  • The soft, breathable lining at the interior of this high-top gives a decent next to skin feel, says a few reviewers.
  • The durable rubber outsole has a decent grip for an everyday casual sneaker, a handful of reviewers posted.
  • In spite of the canvas material in the top, some say the upper is durable and doesn’t easily tear apart in a matter of months.
  • Coming in round toe profile, many wearers say the vulcanized shoe construction has been durable keeping the shoe intact for years.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few users say they felt discomfort at the sides as the shoe was constructed to be narrow and snug to the feet.
  • Some commented that the Keds Triple Hi soles wear down quickly and become uneven when the bottoms start to get thinner on the heel side.
  • A couple of wearers think the high top sneaker should have done better to improve breathability as the durable canvas could have used some air vents or perforation.

Bottom line

With its high-top features and minimalist design, the Keds Triple Hi is a versatile shoe for casual wear. Many women who want ample ankle protection prefer this high-top sneaker for a more imposing look and styling versatility.

The thick Ethylene Vinyl Acetate outsole remains lightweight yet protective of the feet. The sturdy canvas material is breathable and protective at the same time while the narrow fit of the sneaker delivers a secure lockdown. The Keds Triple Hi retails at an affordable $90 per pair.

Facts

Top: High
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keds Triple
Price: $75
Colorways: Blue, Black
Size
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The Keds Triple Hi has a comfortable medium fit with a high-top profile and true to size fit. The high-top sneaker is kept secure by classic flat laces with seven-hole flat lacing with metal eyelets to secure the feet all the way above the ankle. The Ked Triple Hi has available sizes from size 5 to 11 for women.

The laidback look of the Keds Triple Hi makes it a casual sneaker for all occasion. The understated finish with round toe profile gives it a versatile style perfect for those days when you can’t think of the best shoe for the day. The vast variety of color options to choose from is also an advantage as it easily mixes and matches with almost any kind of outfit. Pair these beautifully constructed high-tops with walking shorts or some tattered jeans, and you’ll be looking glam for those casual hanging out.

The Ked Triple Hi retains the overall look of the original Triple shoe with a difference that it is a high-top variant of the original sneaker. The canvas upper is decked with several branding details and stitching accents but what makes it extra special is its simple style that goes well with almost any type of laid-back outfit. The thick soles are lightweight and are an excellent option for everyday wear.

American brand Keds is the OG-equivalent of all mass marketed sneakers globally. The brand first used the word sneakers on their plimsoll canvas shoes with soft rubber soles that allowed those wearing them to sneak into the house unnoticed.

Keds came from the U.S. Rubber Company created in 1892 as a union of several rubber companies in Connecticut producing tires, gloves and later on shoes using other brand names. In 1916, the company decided to consolidate and come up with a single name for their plimsolls. Initially, they arrived at the name Peds or the Latin name of the foot but later changed it upon finding that the name has already been registered. They settled for Keds, a Native American term for moccasins.

Among its first and bestselling design is the rubber-soled, canvas plimsoll known today as the Champion original which was worn by champion Olympic soccer players, tennis stars and college athletes. In 1949, Pro-Keds was introduced as a line intended for athletic activities with several professional basketball players wearing the shoes.

In the 1950s, Keds enjoyed popularity because of its casual appeal and minimalist look that mixes well with a wide range of outfits. The next decades have been pretty steady regarding sales for Keds even if it changed ownership and controlled by Stride Rite Corporation and its mother company Collective Brands Inc. that also owns Sperry Top-Sider in 1979. The American brand is now owned by Wolverine World Wide after they acquired the brand from Collective Brands for $1.32 billion in May 2012.

Over the years, Keds has remained as a forerunner in the female shoe market with the likes of Mischa Barton and Taylor Swift as its most famous endorsers. The brand also has successful TV ad runs and exposure in television shows and movies in Hollywood.

The casual sneaker design of most of Keds designs has remained unchanged through the years with its canvas upper and solid rubber soles. Tweaking on the bottoms with a little bit of platform, the first Keds Triple design came out in 2014 in all white and eventually in a black version. Soon other variations of the Triple shoe were released like the Keds Triple Hi, Triple Kick, Triple Decker, Triple Metallic, Triple Solids and collaboration with Kate Spade New York.

  • The non-slip outsole comes in a one-inch rubber sole.
  • Keds signature rubberized branding detail at heel patch and bottom sole, and leather branding tongue with a small brand flag at back heel.
  • The lightly padded insole is complimented by a sturdy canvas material.
  • A seven-hole flat shoe lacing with metal eyelets secure the feet all the way to above the ankle.

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