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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $70
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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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