Posts tagged "keds"

Now You Can Buy Taylor Swift-Inspired Keds With Cats On Them

I haven’t owned a pair of Keds since about 5th grade, but this new Taylor Swift-inspired design might finally convince me to get some. I still haven’t decided how I feel about her new single, but I’m a fan of these Sneaky Cat Keds. They’ll be available in October, just like the her new “1989” album,…

Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

Style Stealer: Taylor Swift’s Chic Stripes And Sneakers

Taylor Swift was recently spotted shooting a video in downtown LA that involved a bunch of adorable costume changes and some enthusiastic trampoline jumping. This led many media outlets to report that she was shooting a new music video, and the trampoline jumping was obviously some kind of nonverbal message to Harry Styles. However, since…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 23, 2013

Keds And Gap Jazz It Up For The Holidays

To chase gray skies away, look to the Keds/Gap Holiday collection, which features kiss graphics and tons of sparkle ‘n shine! Available at Gap. [Nitrolicious]…

Leonora Epstein / November 17, 2010

Where Does The Word “Sneakers” Come From?

I came across a little tidbit in the “Hot Contents” section of Elle’s July issue that said advertising man Henry Nelson McKinney popularized the term “sneakers” while working on a 1917 Keds campaign. The athletic shoes, as Keds were known before this clever moment, had a rubber sole that allowed the wearer to sneak behind…

Annika Harris / June 30, 2010

The Gap And Keds Collaborate For American Fashion Domination

The Gap and Keds are as American as capitalism and the Electoral College, so it’s about time the two fashion entities get together to create a line of all-American footwear. The shoes will be designed by Gap’s Patrick Robinson and will be right in-step with the faded denim and pastels that will be big thi…

Annika Harris / February 9, 2010

Give Your Keds A Bit Of Sparkle

Already a regular designer for Payless, Alice & Olivia is upping their collaboration game, with a line of limited-edition sneakers for Keds. As a wearer of Keds during my elementary school years, I really appreciate a designer bringing a bit of color and style to the simple white tennis shoes. Stacy Bendet knows just how…

Bianca Posterli / February 8, 2010

Opening Ceremony’s “Where The Wild Things Are” Keds—A Rip-Off?

Class, please observe:

Up top: Opening Ceremony’s limited-edition “Where The Wild Things Are” Keds, featuring zebra stripes or leopard prints on pony hair. They run for $125 a pair. [Style.com]

Down below: Some pre-existing Keds that are awfully similar (no fancy pony hair or anything) and will only set you back $60. [Zebra…

Leonora Epstein / October 16, 2009

Nude Girls Sell All Kinds Of Things, Including Keds

Ronan Gregory, the guy behind Ronan, Edun and Loomstate, just teamed up with Barney’s CO-OP to put out a line of eco-friendly Keds that feature rather adorable prints and lace-less construction. But as darling as the shoes themselves are, the promo video may be even cuter. Admittedly, we’re not entirely sure what a…

Lily Q / August 3, 2009

Crave: Custom Keds

Don’t you hate it when you buy a new shirt or dress that you absolutely love, and then you go to work and someone else has the exact same thing on? If you don’t have any sewing skills, it’s pretty much a guarantee that someone else is going to own what you own — unle…

Catherine Strawn / August 21, 2008

Style On The Street: Red Hair And Basic Sneakers

This week, I saw Rilo Kiley play — Jenny Lewis is the cutest. This girl’s hair reminds me of Jenny’s hair, though I hear reddish hair is hard to manage in the summer (if it’s not natural, it might get brassy). Oh well, at least you can wear some simple sneakers like hers — they…

Catherine Strawn / June 5, 2008