Who should buy the Keds Champion Slip-On

This classic Keds sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a breathable feature for the hot weather
  • You are after a sneaker with decent arch support inspired by Tennis

Keds Champion Slip-On Logo

Style of the Keds Champion Slip-On

Keds is the epitome of classic fashion as its 100-year-old Champion model hasn’t aged a bit especially with its very convenient, reimagined slip-on offering. The simple and straightforward cut of the Keds Champion Slip-On, done in either canvas or leather, has become a wardrobe essential for heaps of women consumers. Pairing this up with daily outfits is as effortless as slipping it on, since it matches any imaginable casual wear, from beach garb to maxi dresses.

Keds Champion Slip-On Midsole

Notable Features

Keds Champion remains to be a wardrobe staple for many generations. Remastered with a straightforward and unelaborated low-top facade, the updated form branded as Keds Champion Slip-On keeps the feet comfortable while snuggly wrapped in leather or canvas. The moderately cushioned footbed paired with a flexible and long-lasting sole puts this old champ a winner to this day, and perhaps for many more years to come.

Keds Champion Slip-On Toebox

History of the Keds Champion Slip-On

If there is one brand that championed and held the solo spot as the world’s fashionable and versatile footwear long before other brands plunged into such a venture, it’s Keds. Incidentally, it is also the first shoe that’s ever called a “sneaker.”

Keds Champion Slip-On Tongue

It was in July 1916 when Keds made its inaugural appearance in the market as a casual everyday footwear option for women. This was after the US Rubber Company attempted to produce 30 functional and flexible rubber-soled shoes with canvas upper. Keds were earlier referred to as plimsolls and later coined as sneakers, since it’s the first type of footwear that hardly made any sound, unlike the leather and wood constructed ones during that time.

Keds Champion Slip-On Outsole

Keds pioneered the concept of “sneaker,” while another manufacturer, Converse Rubber Shoe Company, saw the potential of the rubberized sole and cooked up a product fit for athletes, called the Converse All Star. This performance shoe that would later become a legend was unveiled a year after Keds’. Keds is also way, way older than some of the famous sneaker brands that still exist today, specifically by 32 years than Puma, 33 years than Adidas, and 48 years than Nike.

Keds Champion Slip-On Inner

From a multi-purpose shoe, Keds became a favored silhouette in the athletic arena particularly in tennis that it was tagged as the Shoe of Champions in the early 1920s. Such a title was condensed to “Champion” in the subsequent years. Today, after over 100 years, we still witness the Champion running in the market, and it’s safe to say that in spite of such longevity this essential model of Keds hasn’t aged at all. One of the trendiest, functional, and casual modern-day reformats is the Keds Champion Slip-On. Apart from the customary canvas cover, this laceless slip-on also comes in leather.

Keds Champion Slip-On Collar

Facts / Specs

Base model: Keds Champion
Style: Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Keds Champion
Closure: Slip-on
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, EVA, Memory Foam / Fabric

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.