Summary

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11 reasons to buy

  • Keds Triple Kick Leather lasted for a long time, several buyers mentioned.
  • Its leather cover is easy to clean.
  • Lots of reviewers were blown away with its cushy insole.
  • The soft fabric lining gives the feet a plush feel, noted by many users.
  • A highly recommended platform sneaker as it is brimming with comfy rewards.
  • Many attested that this shoe feels true to width.
  • A lot mentioned that the length of this shoe is appropriate to size.
  • Several users declared it is worth recommending to friends as it is reasonably priced.
  • Several buyers described this as “very cute” and “stylish” which they can easily match with a variety of pants, shorts, and dresses.
  • It has a moderate amount of arch support, one reviewer stated.
  • A very satisfied user said this sneaker is appropriate for long walks such as all-day shopping as she didn’t experience any foot aches at all.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Few buyers noted that the shoelaces run short.
  • The rear side of the cushioned insole carves into the heel, one reviewer noted.

Bottom line

Taking the best from the classic Keds athletic footwear and adding a bit of height on its trademark vintage-looking rubber sole, the brand showcases the Keds Triple Kick Leather. This perfectly sized sneaker offers style and comfort in a simple platform makeup.

The soft and luxe leather covering grants wearers the freedom to pair this shoe with a string of casual outfit. It’s simply a practical choice for those who need a minimalist, multifunction sneaker for light-bearing, year-round use.

Facts

Base model: Keds Triple Kick
Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Collection: Keds Triple
Price: $60
Colorways: Black, White
Special editions: 6 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Keds sneaker
A popular pick
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Keds’ Triple Kick Leather has a luxe upper that isn’t too stiff and gives the feet a warm covering. The entire leather upper is paired with a soft gum outsole that provides good traction. The three-deck rubber sole does not only provide added style but support and protection for the feet. It is complemented by a cushy footbed, which puts a lot of relief on the feet especially when wearing this platform shoe the whole day long. This low-top sneaker is available in women’s sizes that stretch from 5 to 11 US.

Are you a modern day Jackie Onassis or Audrey Hepburn who has not failed to admire clean and classic pair of kicks especially with a lovely platform sole? Then, the Keds Triple Kick Leather may be that style that fits you. Its contemporary aesthetics and sporty exterior give a more relaxed feel than wedge shoes as you can easily slip in this shoe without putting much burden on your feet. Its smooth façade easily blends with a wide gamut of casual wear be it for everyday runs, corporate work, city rounds, off-duty meet-ups, or weekend parties with friends.

The Keds Triple Kick Leather low-top is a proof that the old-school classic hasn’t lost its charm at all. The vintage cut is modified with the use of a triple layer rubber sole which gives women the extra boost of elevation and style without having to wear stilettos or wedges. Inside the shoe is a breathable and cushioned sole that promotes comfort.

Back in the day, women had no other option than to run around wearing heels. This was a century ago before Keds made its first appearance in the market as an all-around footwear with rubber sole exclusively designed for the women’s feet. Incidentally, this canvas covered creation was considered the first shoe ever marketed as a “sneaker” since its gummy sole creates muted footsteps that allow one to sneak up without being heard.

Since July 1916, Keds has been marketed as a multipurpose sneaker that grants female wearers the comfort and ability to move around without bearing exhaustive heeled shoes such as stilettos and wedges.

Keds sporty makeup was initially embraced by women athletes such as Helen Wills Woody who snagged Grand Slam titles in tennis wearing Keds Champion sneaker. From court players, this type of footwear was recognized by those from the bleachers until Keds became a popular choice for everyday wear.

It isn’t surprising either that Keds’ classic silhouette has become a household name as it captivated the hearts of style icons who were seen countless times wearing this sneaker. They are Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, among others.

Even Yoko Ono popularized the Keds sneaker by pairing it with her tight-fitting wedding dress when she tied the knot with Beatles’ John Lennon. A few years later Keds has evolved into a low-top lifestyle sneaker with Donna Karan patronizing this classic gear and incorporating its style in runway shows.

Fast forward to the new century, the brand remains to be active in updating its classic models. Keds has tapped prominent names as ambassadors of its refashioned silhouettes. They are singer-actress Taylor Swift, high-strung achiever Allison Williams, and vocalist Tori Kelly.

Keds’ timeless masterpieces are continually tweaked to blend with the present trends. In 2014, the brand came up with canvas sneakers that featured elevated soles, namely the Keds Double Decker and the Keds Triple. Three years later, Keds Triple Kick was introduced which led to the launch of various upper styles such as the Keds Triple Kick Leather, Keds Triple Kick Shimmer, Keds Triple Kick Metallic, Keds Triple Kick Striped Mesh, and so on.

  • The upper is made of soft leather.
  • The double stitching technique used in the assembly of this sneaker gives a hint to its capacity to last for many months.
  • It comes with a one-inch platform for added height.
  • The Keds Triple Kick Leather is constructed with six pairs of silver eyelets.
  • The interior is lined with a soft and breathable twill fabric.
  • Its inlay sole is made of cushioned OrthoLite that wicks moisture, enables air to circulate the feet, and provides long-lasting support.
  • Its rubber outsole has a textured surface and its composition allows the feet to bend easily.
  • It comes with a traditional lace up closure that allows wearers the liberty to cinch this shoe down for a suitable fit.

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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.

daniel@runrepeat.com