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9 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers claimed that the Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Meadow shoe is right out of the box comfortable. 
  • The canvas upper is soft and flexible, according to some buyers.
  • Unlike the classic narrow-fitting Keds Champion shoes, many wearers observed the perfect fit of this shoe.
  • Lots of purchasers found this Keds and Rifle Paper Co. shoe attractive and cute with the right amount of colors and print.  
  • This version of the Keds Kickstart shoe impressed many with its top quality. 
  • This Keds x Rifle Paper Co. low-top comes with an extra set of laces, which is appreciated by several reviewers.
  • It is breathable, according to some buyers.
  • This Keds low-top is reasonably priced. 
  • Several wearers commented that they get compliments with these Keds shoes on. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers mentioned that more arch support would be nice. 
  • Only two colorways, Navy and Cream, are available for this shoe.

Bottom line

Keds, in collaboration with Rifle Paper Co., updated the essential Keds Kickstart model with stunning floral-printed laces patterned after the stationary brand’s signature Meadow print. Fit for everyday wear, this version of the laid-back Kickstart silhouette impressed lots of purchasers with its right out of the box comfort and superb fit. 

It has design accents that add more value to the Kickstart's already-versatile façade while keeping its price within the reasonable range. However, for some purchasers, this shoe could still use more arch support and more colorways.

Facts

Base model: Keds Kickstart
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collaboration: Rifle Paper Co.
Collection: Keds x Rifle Paper Co.
Price: $70
Special editions: 8 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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This low-top, tennis-inspired sneakers from Keds and Rifle Paper Co. is available for the ladies with sizes ranging from US 5 to 11 in B Medium width. Half sizes are available as well. Unlike other Keds classics such as the Champion, this shoe fits true to size both in length and width. The fit is secure with its 6-eyelet lace-up closure. 

The Keds x Rifle Paper Co. collaboration has always been known as one that elevates classic Keds silhouette with fun and attention-worthy prints, and the Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Meadow is no exception.

Although sporting a plain-colored upper, unlike most shoes in any Keds x Rifle Paper Co. collection, this shoe nonetheless ticks off the right boxes when it comes to versatility and trendy flair. The plain upper is perfectly contrasted with floral printed laces that add a bit of fun and adventure to the shoe’s overall beauty. 

The Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Meadow upgrades the simple and basic look of the Kickstart with floral laces in a signature Rifle Paper Co.’s Meadow print. The canvas upper comes in plain neutral navy or cool cream color, which offers nothing but versatility. A subtle added feature that further boosts its stylish look is the metallic aglets (lace tips) and eyelets.  

Rifle Paper Co. is a stationary and lifestyle brand founded in 2009 by husband and wife Anna and Nathan Bond and currently based in Winter Park, Florida. Its first collaboration with American footwear brand Keds took place in 2017, with three separate styles that incorporate the stationary brand’s vibrant floral prints. 

In September 2018, Keds x Rifle Paper Co. released another collection of fun, whimsical, and cute sneakers. Together they transformed yet again some of Keds’ bestsellers and classic models with vibrant floral prints that scream summer. One of the shoes included in this collection is the Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Meadow. 

The Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Kickstart Meadow is a collaborative take on the tennis-inspired Keds shoe called the Keds Kickstart, which debuted in 2016 in its original canvas material. The Kickstart Meadow uses Rifle Paper Co.’s Meadow print on the laces that made the shoe fun and extra stylish. It comes in two colorways – one in Navy and another in Cream. Each pair comes with an extra set of white laces with gold tips.

  • The shoe also features a leather logo and heel strips. 
  • Soft breathable linings and cushioned Ortholite insoles give extra in-shoe comfort.

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