Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Some reviewers praised the eye-catching print and net detail on the upper of Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster.
  • Most buyers applauded the comfortable strides this sneaker delivers.
  • Numerous wearers applauded this pair's colorway.
  • Several ladies mentioned that this pair is breathable.
  • A couple of online buyers revealed that the Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster looks even better in the actual than the photos posted on the internet.
  • A handful of respondents liked the easy to wear construction of this kick and recommended this for traveling.
  • Few buyers noticed that this model is very well crafted.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Few reviewers found the Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster tad narrow and suggested purchasing a size up than the buyer's regular shoe size.

Bottom line

Keds is highly commendable for its efforts to highlight the women in most of its projects. One of them is the brand's collaboration with the renowned bag brand, Alaina Marie. The Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster perfectly fused distinct style and functionality.

This kick has been lauded for its dainty aesthetics while preserving the comfort, craftsmanship, and its reasonable price. A highly recommended pair for ladies who prioritize comfort while standing out in a crowd of ordinary.

Facts

This women-specific kick is presented exclusively in women's sizing from 5 to 11 US in medium width. The slip-on construction with elastic goring on both sides allows easy on and off. Meanwhile, the brand inserted soft, breathable lining and cushioned Ortholite sockliner for added comfort for all-day use.

The low-top Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster is a perfect pair when one wants to add color to their outfits. This slip-on kick was decorated with airy mesh and lobster claw print on the vamp to give a whiff of its coastal-inspired vibe. This pair showcases clear-cut summery vibe, which leads most of its wearers to don this with light denim, khakis, shorts, and casual sundresses.

The net details on the upper of the Keds x Alaina Marie Double Decker Mesh Lobster makes most of the purchasers take a double, some even triple look, on this sneaker. This detail was inspired from the lobsterman's bait bag. Also, the tonal, shiny lobster claws printed on the vamp further enhances the overall striking look of this sneaker.

Female first has been the mission of Keds since it was established a hundred years ago. The brand has been faithful in pushing the empowerment of women by employing a team composed entirely of women and delivering footwear that boost the women in the society.

In 2017, Keds launched the Ladies for Ladies collection that highlights the creativity of female entrepreneurs. One of these shoes is the classic Keds Double Decker. This capsule aims to celebrate the women and their craft and to create fresh content and connect to the modern women consumers. The brand gave the women a free hand in designs and creativity which will eventually open more doors to their partners.

Staying true to its women-empowerment advocacy, Keds unveiled another collaboration with a female designer in 2018. Alaina Marie Harris, a bag designer from Portland, Maine, was commissioned by Keds to release a collection that will be introduced under the Ladies for Ladies series. The Alaina Marie brand was known for its fashionable, rugged bags.

The Keds and Alaina Marie partnership allowed her to use her renowned pattern and motifs to the popular silhouettes of the shoe brand. This partnership created marine-theme sneakers giving a clear nod to the nautical heritage of Harris' birthplace - Portland, Maine.

  • This model has a flexible rubber outsole that provides reliable traction on various surfaces.
  • Alaina Marie Harris was recognized for her handbags, wallets, and accessories that were taken a cue from the area in Maine where she grew up.
  • Most of the aesthetics of her products were inspired by fisherman's bait bags and used the same grade materials. She credits the environment of her hometown for giving her creative inspirations for her designs.
  • This model is available only through online and comes with a gift when ordering through Keds.com.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
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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