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Keds Champion Take Flight

A new sateen-and-leather sneaker taking it back a hundred years

by Ami Kealoha in Style on 01 April 2010

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The first shoe in Keds' Century Collection celebrating the decades, the "Champion Take Flight" tackles the 1910s with a look that's equal parts dapper menswear and ladylike detailing. Washed sateen lends an unexpected touch of shine, while a cap toe, other leather details and a striped lining speak to a classic early 20th century feel. We can imagine Amelia Earhart sporting the gum soled-footwear, though Keds cites "America's coming of age during Industrial Revolution" as its inspiration.


As a partner with Keds on their Original Sneaker campaign (Keds introduced the first sneaker in 1916), we're excited to have the exclusive on this premier sneaker in a series of 10 limited-edition releases that Keds will be debuting monthly—stay tuned for more! The edition of 200 sells online only from the Keds site for $50.


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