Kenneth Cole has been keeping us in stylish footwear since 1982. Known for combining simple silhouettes with on-trend designs, the brand has become the go-to for anyone looking for reasonably priced footwear that combines expert comfort with first-class style. Best of all, it's range is nothing if not extensive. Whether you're in the market for a simple low top, a cool high top, or a sneaker/heel mash-up, you won't have any problems finding something that matches your brief. In fact, the only challenge you might have is in choosing which of the brand's many sneakers to make your own. To help out, we've rounded up the five best pairs of Kenneth Cole sneakers for women on the market. Without further ado, here they are.
1. Kenneth Cole Kam Sneaker
As Refinery29 points out, if there's one type of sneaker that gets more than its fair share of fashion love, it's the white sneaker. Whether it's a high top, a low top, a split toe, or a mule, white sneakers are one of the most iconic and enduring trends around. Considering the kind of obsessive love white sneakers get, the Kenneth Cole Kam has a lot to live up to. Does it succeed? Absolutely. Picked by MSN as the number one Kenneth Cole sneaker according to Amazon reviews, and described by Marie Claire as a wardrobe staple that goes with everything, the Kam is a sneaker that knows its job and that does it well. This isn't a sneaker that's going to win any prizes for ostentation. There's no glitter, no embellishments, and no attempts to be anything other than what it is. And what it is is a versatile, simple sneaker designed to complement, rather than distract, from the rest of your outfit. Whether you wear it with a dress or with jeans, to the office or to the bar, the Kam won't ruffle a single feather. It's elegant, it's classic, it's timeless and it's guaranteed to be the most worn pair of sneakers in your closet.
2. Kenneth Cole Kamspadrille Dot Flatform Sneaker
The Kenneth Cole Kam sneaker has achieved almost iconic status. Its classic silhouette and understated elegance have made it a fashion favorite. But that doesn't mean it can't get a new look from time to time. With the Kamspadrille Dot Flatform Sneaker, Kenneth Cole brings the Kam bang up to date with a fresh, summery makeover. The classic low-key Kam silhouette is still firmly in place, but this time around, it comes with a very cute polka dot upper that'll melt even the stoniest of hearts. A raffia and rubber espadrille platform with a 1.38-inch heel adds contrast (not to mention a nice little boost to your height), while the round toe and lace-up closure keeps things sweet and simple. Comfort comes by way of a perforated body for great breathability, a smooth leather lining, and a comfort cushion at the heel to reduce pressure. The rubber sole guarantees excellent grip and durability. Priced at around $145.00 per pair, they'll make a great addition to your summer wardrobe.
3. Kenneth Cole Rosette Metallic Platform Sneaker
If you want a pair of sneakers that's going to help you stand out from the crowd while still being subtle, look no further than the Kenneth Cole Rosette Metallic Platform Sneaker. The metallic sheen of the uppers is eye-catching without being loud. An EVA platform sole lengthens your legs and boosts your height without putting you in danger of toppling over. The round toe and low top profile offer endless versatility, while the lace-up closure and lightly padded tongue add both function and style. The low collar makes the sneakers a breeze to slip on and off. The lightweight, flexible fit makes them ideal for spring/summer. As you'd expect from a pair of Kenneth Cole sneakers, the comfort is outstanding. The perforated upper guarantees all-day breathability while the naturally breathable, moisture-wicking leather lining will keep your feet fresh from dawn to dusk. Innovative technology and padding promise optimal comfort and support. The durable rubber sole delivers superb traction and grip. At $199, they might not be the cheapest pair of Kenneth Cole's around, but they're unquestionably one of the most stylish.
4. Kenneth Cole Kam Platform Wedge Sneaker
After dying a fashion death circa 2013, the platform sneaker rose like a phoenix from the ashes in 2020 to reclaim its rightful place in our closets. Marrying the comfort of a sneaker with the height boosting properties of a heel, platform sneakers are all things to all women. Whether you dress them up or dress them down, wear them to a casual event or a more formal occasion, you won't look out of place. The Kenneth Cole Kam Platform Wedge Sneaker is a classic example of what makes the style so wearable. At its heart is the iconic Kam, a style that's been taken to new heights of chic thanks to the addition of a 3.5-inch platform wedge. The wedge bootie silhouette of the sneaker injects some glam into the otherwise cool, casual vibes of the Kam. The slip-on style with an elastic insert at the side allows for easy on and off, while the padded ankle and breathable leather/textile lining keep things beautifully comfortable. A classic white contrast cupsole stands out against the wonderfully soft suede upper. Priced at just short of $190, they're a great investment piece that will see you through multiple seasons.
5. Kenneth Cole Mello Lace-Up Sneaker
Whether you opt for a pair in classic white or pretty pink, the Mello Lace Up Sneaker is guaranteed to be your new favorite kick. Made from perforated leather, the sneaker features a low-top silhouette, an almond toe, and a classic lace-up closure for an adjustable fit. Sporty yet sleek, they're as easily dressed up as they are down. A gold accent stripe running across the back adds a pop of interest to the otherwise understated style. If you're as interested in comfort as you are in style, you won't be disappointed. The rebound memory foam system guarantees comfort with every stride, while the expert combination of padding and cushioning promises all-day support. The wrapped rubber sole delivers superb grip and traction. Expect to part with a not unreasonable $155 to get your hands on a pair.
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