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Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collaboration: Alaina Marie
Collection: Keds Kickstart
Price: $60
Colorways: Blue
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This women-exclusive sneaker is offered from 5 to 11 US in medium width. It has an adjustable lace-up closure system that can be tightened or loosened up depending on the wearer's preference. The brand injected Ortholite insole that delivers cushioning for all-day comfort.

The low-top Keds x Alaina Marie Kickstart Mesh Waves features the classic canvas upper with a lace-up fastening of the Kickstart silhouette and revamped with teal mesh details on the side panels for added flair. The brand used gold metal eyelets and Keds brandings to deliver plush vibe while staying casually sporty. Many ladies strut this striking kick with any casual ensemble, such as jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses.

The unique teal mesh panels and the gold rings on its eyelets make the Keds x Alaina Marie Kickstart Mesh Waves noteworthy for many buyers and onlookers. The mesh details echo the nautical heritage of Alaina Marie Harris, and the gold details add a low-key plush element. These details were added to give its wearers standout ensemble even when paired with the usual everyday casual attire.

Since it was founded a century ago, Keds has always been determined to empower females through its products. The brand has stayed faithful to their mission by employing mostly ladies in its team to boost the women-empowerment statement to the modern society further.

In 2017, the Ladies for Ladies collection was launched that emphasizes the creativity and flair of the women entrepreneurs. This series focuses on celebrating the skills of the women by creating fresh and new content that could connect with the modern market. The brand gave their women entrepreneur partner free rein in developing their take on Keds' silhouette, which will help in paving the way for better opportunities for them.

In the second quarter of 2017, Keds unveiled another collaboration with a female bag designer. Alaina Marie Harris, the founder of Alaina Marie bags, was authorized by Keds to use their classic silhouettes and inject it with Harris' signature pattern and motifs. This Keds x Alaina Marie series launched under the Ladies for Ladies collection and highlights the nautical-heritage of Harris - Portland, Maine.

Most of the sneakers created by Keds x Alaina Marie collab displays designs inspired by the lobsterman's bait bag. Few shoes also exhibit patterns that reflect the movement of water on the open sea. Included in this partnership series is the reinterpretation of the Kickstart called the Keds x Alaina Kickstart Mesh Waves.

  • This model has two sets of laces - one pair with teal marks and the other has neon caps.
  • This sneaker has a flexible rubber outsole that provides reliable traction.
  • 'AM' gold branding can be found on the heel.
  • Alaina Marie Harris was born in Portland, Maine and turned famous for her bags, wallets, and accessories that took design cues from the coastal environment of Maine. Majority of her designs have hints of fisherman's bait bags.

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