Warm weather is finally here and with its arrival we wrap up our series of perfect Summer time kicks with a serious American classic. A true “O.G” in the canvas and rubber game, the Keds Champion first hit store shelves back in 1916 making them the oldest kicks to make our list.
A few years shy of their 100 year anniversary, Keds have stood the test of time and have proven themselves as a certified staple piece of classic footwear. There is no going wrong with a brand that offers the most basic of summer time appropriate footwear. The brands flagship silhouette, the Champion, pictured above, was originally offered in a just a few select colors.
Today, thanks to collaborative works with Taylor Swift and a few others, the Champion has stepped away from its one color only mentality, making use of seriously impressive prints and has even introduced a few modified versions of the classic, in the form of a slip-on and chukka. What pair do you want for summer?
Photo via the Keds blog Brave Heats.