I've been wearing Keds Champions for over 30 years and they haven't changed. That's a good thing. They run true to size, the wide is actually a wide (unlike many brands) and there is reasonable arch support. The sole is a bit on the thin side, so if you're looking for an athletic shoe for high impact aerobics/running, etc., this isn't it. It is an excellent casual shoe, though, and comes in every color of the rainbow. You won't find better at this price.
Oct 4, 2011 by Jennifer R
Top Critical Review
2 people found this review helpful
Overall1Rated 1 stars
Comfort3Rated 3 stars
Style5Rated 5 stars
I received my Keds yesterday and wore them for the first time. They felt great and then I got caught in a sudden rain storm and now my white Keds are light blue because the insole which is navy blue faded onto the white canvas. I have never had this happen with any of my canvas Keds before. There's not any warning on the shoes or box that says if it gets wet they will be ruined.
I'm usually a size 9.5 and my feet are a little wide, but not so much so that I ever ordered a wide width. I tried a size 9 originally after reading reviews and they were too big, then a size 8.5 and they were too narrow. 8.5 wide was just right. They make my feet look tiny and are incredibly comfortable. It took a few tries, but I finally got a pair that fits and I love this shoe.
Originally I was skeptical about following other reviewers suggestions to order 1/2 size smaller, as for many other shoes my true size tends to fit perfectly, however for these Keds the sizing is definitely 1/2 size too big. I have wide feet and even the wide felt a bit tight on me. The extra wide was perfect. Unfortunately Zappos doesn't have the color/size combination I want, so I will be purchasing elsewhere.
I love this sneaker. Have it in many colors. Very comfortable and light. I have a wide foot and I was able to buy this sneaker in a wide instead of ww. Please note, the white runs much bigger than the black and the black & white combo.
Keds Champion Canvas -
I've been wearing canvas Keds sneakers since I was about seven or eight years old. I'm over 30 today, and I still love them! Other styles come and go, but Keds remain a wardrobe basic. You simply cannot beat Keds for comfort and style. My boyfriend, it turns out, likes Keds, too. A few months ago, one of my girlfriends jokingly allowed my boyfriend to try her Keds on (they both apparently have the same size foot.) Anyway, he liked them so much that, within a week, my boyfriend purchased his own pair of Keds. He wears them everywhere, and they look great on him, too!
I love my Keds! These are slightly different from the last Champions I bought: the tag on the back is different, and there's no terry cloth lining. No biggie. I usually wear a 10, but in Keds I wear a 9.5.
I love the classic Keds. I odeed mine in black size 8½EE. They are very comfortable and everyone keeps asking where I got them. I will wear them with capris and jean skirts. They are great casual shoes.
I had this shoe for years and loved it. Tried to replace it recently and could not find it locally anywhere. Zappos had it and ordering and receiving it was a snap. The shoes were in brand new condition, boxed as though no one had opened it before me. This was my first time using Zappos, but definitely won't be my last!
Quick delivery on every order I've made, and Zappos' return policy is the best whenever shoes don't fit right! Zappos has a very good shoe selection; so whenever I can't find a particular type shoe anywhere else, I resort to Zappos.
These feel about a size larger, so I need to return them. Too bad because they're super cute. They fit well with thick socks, but I would like to wear them w/o socks. I'm a size 5 so can't go down a size (unless I look in the kid's... maybe I'll try that).
I love the style and look. It feels very comfortable, and I can see myself wearing these without socks (I normally wear socks). I had to return these though because it seemed like half a size or one size bigger than normal, and I wear a size 6. I have wide feet, and the width seems a little wide too, but maybe it was because it was a little bigger. Still, I'm looking forward to getting the right size!
Let me start off by saying I really loved these shoes when I got them. They're comfortable (first pair of closed shoes that I could wear without socks), cheap, minimalistic, and just looked great with everything, even summer skirts. My major gripe with them is that the navy color I enjoyed so much faded within a few weeks to a murky dark blue. Until then I had only washed them by hand with cold water, but I've since tried soap, detergent, and throwing them in the washing machine, where they also picked up a pinkish tint. I hadn't read any reviews talking about problems keeping the color intact, so I thought I'd bring it up.
Of course the Keds were perfect - they're Keds! - but what really impressed me was Zappos customer service. They upgraded my shipping just because they could! I ended up ordering an extra pair, partially to see if the customer service would be the same. Zappos exceeds expectations! Outstanding!
I used to wear Keds as a little girl and loved them. My boy friend bought me a pair and I remembered how much I loved them. I'm a school teacher and I need comfortable shoes to wear all day and I usually wear Dankos but now I started back wearing Keds. They go with my dresses, skirts, pants, and jeans. They are the type of shoes I have to look down to see if I have any on. I wear them to the lake and to the beach and they feel so good in and out of the water. I love to see the color change when they get wet. My boyfriend loves when I wear them wet or dry and I do also.
I ordered three pair of these Keds in various colors. They arrived within a couple of days and were exactly what I wanted. So easy! Better than going from store to store trying to find the right shoes in the right colors.