Keds Retro Renaissance Sneaker Review | 2022
I’ve never considered myself a shoe girl, but being a shopping editor means adopting more shoes than my closet can fill (what a problem to have). Recently, Keds sent over its limited-edition Women’s Renaissance Sneaker ($85), and I think I’ve met my shoe-mate (aka shoe soulmate). I’m all for retro fashion – the Y2K style, the baggy ’90s jeans, and whatever else is trending on TikTok. I embrace it all, and these Keds fit the throwback bill. Released for the second time in 30 years, the Renaissance shoe’s iconic style is here to grace today’s streetwear. It was originally a running shoe in the ’80s for its lightweight, breathable, durable, and comfortable style, and now it’s a collector’s item. Quite literally, there have only been 300 pairs released globally.
Where Can I Buy the Keds Renaissance Sneaker?
Keds partnered exclusively with Bodega for the return of this classic shoe (which includes a limited-edition colorway). As previously mentioned, there are only 300 pairs available worldwide, and they’re selling out fast – but don’t stress, this isn’t the end of retro Keds. “We look forward to celebrating and showcasing our heritage and depth of archive with a series of high-profile drops throughout the year,” said Jen Lynch, VP and general manager of Keds, in a press release – so be on the lookout! If your size is sold out, there are similar pairs like this Women’s Tiasa Runner ($80) and this Women’s Courty II Leather ($55) that give off the same old-school feel.
Would I Recommend the Keds Renaissance Sneaker?
I absolutely would recommend these shoes. The colorway adds the perfect pop to your outfit, and the beige mesh won’t get as dirty as the white shoes you have in your closet. I wear a size nine, and they fit me perfectly. While I won’t be running in these shoes (they’re way too pretty), I absolutely will be wearing them everywhere I go. I love these sneakers, and trust me, you will too. Hurry and grab yourself a pair before they sell out!
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