Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • An overwhelming majority bought the Keds Triple Kick for its elevated sole that offers extra height and support.
  • Despite the one-inch platform in the outsole, many users commented that the sneaker remains stable and sturdy when used.
  • Several reviewers claimed the Ortholite cushioned insoles are incredibly comfortable.
  • A good number of wearers disclosed that the platform soles is flattering to the feet and boosts their confidence with the added height.
  • While the shoe took a few days for breaking in, a couple of commenters disclosed that the sneaker had a better fitting and comfort after a few days of use.
  • The low-top profile of the Keds Triple Kick according to several reviewers delivers freedom of movement for the feet.
  • Some users disclosed that they used this type of Keds sneakers for travel because the black and white colorways blend well with most of their planned outfits.
  • Numerous commenters like the great fitting as the sneaker runs true to size.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some find this shoe challenging to clean the printing bleeds into the white canvas which cannot be removed by merely spot cleaning or washing.
  • A couple of users felt discomfort while wearing the low-top shoe as some parts seem to press into the skin when laced-up tightly.
  • A few users with pronation issues complained that the Keds triple Kick, despite its comfortable footbed, needs better arch support.

Bottom line

Contemporary touches done on the Keds Triple Kick gives it an appealing finish from the one-inch thick platform soles and the six-eyelet lace-up style. However, more than meets the eye is the superior comfort brought about by the soft and cushioned Ortholite insole that elevates its interiors above the rest.

Affordability is also a significant consideration in this shoe as the $55 price convinced most budget-conscious ladies to try this practically styled sneaker.

Facts

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keds Triple
Price: $55
Colorways: Black, White, Blue
Special editions: 7 special editions
Size
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Keds sneaker
A popular pick

The Keds Triple Kick runs true to size in medium-B width for women. The lace to toe sneaker comes in size eyelets for a snug fit. The flat tonal laces are of a reasonable length to secure the feet for a comfortable lockdown. Shoe sizes range from size 5 to 11 with half-sizes for an accurate fitting.

Platform soles are a must for many ladies wanting a bit of height amid the sporty look of canvas sneakers. The elevated platform design of this footwear with six eyelets lace-up styling exudes a sporty yet chic design that blends well with jeans. When you’re having doubts about styling on a trip or in a hurry to go to your next stop, you can never go wrong by pairing clothes with the extremely breathable Keds Triple Kick.

As most fashionistas would advise, keeping things basic with these white and often plain colored canvas sneakers will never go wrong whether you’re in shorts or skirts. Kick off that summer style with these casual lifestyle sneakers with ultra-comfortable Ortholite insoles for women who are always on the go and ready to take on new adventures.

Keeping styling and design unassuming with its sheer simplicity doesn’t mean the features of the Keds Triple Kick are placed on the sidelines. In fact, the limelight is firmly focused on the one-inch high platform soles that boost height and confidence while the sneaker’s interiors take feet pampering to a whole new level. The proprietary Ortholite cushioning insole keeps the feet cushioned and felt relaxed for the entire day without the wearer feeling tired even for several hours of walking or standing in the Keds Triple Kick.

Keds brought to fore the word sneakers to global consciousness. As the first brand to produce mass-marketed sneakers, its simple designs have been embraced by the modern woman who wanted more freedom in what they wear on their feet. Keds first used the term sneakers on their canvas shoes that had soft rubber soles that allowed those wearing them to sneak around silently.

To recall, Keds started out as the U.S. Rubber Company in 1892. The company was then a union of several rubber companies in Connecticut producing tires, gloves and later on shoes using other brand names. In 1916, the U.S. Rubber decided to merge all their footwear designs and come up with a single name for their plimsolls. Initially, the company arrived at Peds, from the Latin name that means the foot. The name was later changed when the company found out that Peds has already been registered. They eventually settled for the name Keds, a Native American term for moccasins.

Among its first and bestselling design are rubber-soled, canvas plimsolls known today as the Champion Original worn by champion Olympic soccer players, tennis stars and college athletes in the early 20th century. After several decades, Pro-Keds was introduced in 1949 as a line intended for athletic activities with several professional basketball players wearing the brand’s shoes.

In the 1950s, Keds enjoyed popularity because of its casual appeal and minimalist look for women 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 with Stride Rite Corporation and its parent company Collective Brands Inc. which also owns Sperry Top-Sider in 1979. The brand is now owned by Wolverine World Wide which acquired the brand from its parent company 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. First coming up with the Keds Triple design in 2014, the brand has later on expanded its portfolio with the release of the Keds Triple Kick in mid-2017. With plain colorways like white and black, a play in an outfit will not change the overall features and looks of this contemporary sneaker from Keds.

  • Thee low-top Keds Triple Kick has a one-inch platform for added height and stability.
  • The smooth cotton tonal lace keeps things on a comfy lockdown on this sneaker.
  • Soft, breathable twill lining helps keep the foot breathable during the summer.
  • The women’s sneaker from Keds remains flexible and textured at the outsole for added grip and traction.
  • To wash this low-top canvas sneaker, only spot washing, and air dry is allowed.

 

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