The K-Swiss brand has been around since 1996. This company represents great quality and modern style and has become a very popular choice for young people. Its heritage came from being a tennis footwear name and has since evolved and expanded to become running, lifestyle and training shoes. It is now a style staple and recognized worldwide
The brand caters to men, women and kids. Although they mostly specialize in shoes, they also now sell different accessories and apparel. Some of the items included in their selection include tops, bottoms, dresses, skirts, bags, headwear and many more. Their apparel and accessories are not customizable, though and only two footwear styles are available to customize: the Classic and the Tubes.
The apparel and accessories are priced at around $20 – $100 and footwear is priced at around $50 – $150. Although not all the footwear have the option of customization, the two that can be customized (Classic and Tubes) look quite timeless and easy to design. The blank canvas Classic is priced at $80 and the blank canvas Tube is $105.
K-Swiss is already an established lifestyle and sports brand so they have invested nicely on their website. It’s not surprising to see a pretty sophisticated design center on their site because it is already expected but nevertheless, it is still very impressive. There are other websites that are equipped with state-of-the-art systems but turn out to be too complicated to use. This one is designed to be very simple and you would not have a hard time designing the shoe at all.
Their design center lets you customize the color of the base, outsole, stripe, shield, laces and ID. Although the color choices are not too many, the colors provided are just enough to create a good design. There are no additional charges for customization, so you will be paying whatever price is displayed on the start of the shoe selection.
Their production and shipping time is very efficient. Orders made before 11:30AM EST on Tuesday to Friday will be shipped out the same day. Depending on your location, standard shipping can take 7-10 days. Additionally, orders above $50 will be shipped with no charge. Returns are accepted within 60 days of purchase, provided you go through the return and exchange procedures.
K-Swiss delivers high quality products at reasonable prices. Their customization tools and software is designed perfectly, even rewarding customers with a pretty enjoyable designing and shopping experience. We only wish that in the future, they have more product options available for online customization.