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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 she is wearing Keds shoes in every single photo and is a spokesperson for the brand, I’m going to go out on a limb and say she was actually shooting a Keds commercial, and the color of her sneakers contained the true hidden message to Harry. Anyway, that was a really roundabout way to get to the point, which is that I adore this outfit and want to recreate it for myself, even if the stripes are code for, “Suck it, Harry!” Get all the shopping details after the jump… Keep reading »

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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] Keep reading »

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 unsuspecting friends and family. But as it turns out, the word “sneakers” was in use way before this time. Boys, who were known to harass their schoolmasters, called their tennis shoes “sneakers” as early as 1887, according to a New York Times article at the time that cited The Boston Journal of Education. In addition, the former Jordan Marsh department store in Boston advertised “500 pairs of men’s tennis oxfords (sneakers)” in 1889. Keds maintains that it was the first to prominently use “sneakers,” but according to its own library, there were only two passing uses of the term in ads from the early part of the 20th century — in 1922 and 1934. So I guess we have naughty little Bostonian boys to thank for the term that gave birth to the sneaker head. [NY Times] Keep reading »

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 this summer. (Don’t worry if you’re more of a glam girl, because Keds has also teamed up with Alice + Olivia for a limited-edition sparkle line.) There’s no word regarding prices of the Gap-inspired line, but the shoes will debut in the summer most likely at a pop-up shop in NYC, which means they’re sure to hit eBay shortly after for those of you in other parts of the country. [Racked] Keep reading »

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 I feel, explaining, “I don’t think I removed Keds from my feet as a kid. I can’t even count how many pairs I had. We decided to do a collaboration that would bring a little Alice + Olivia fun to the 2010 Keds Champion.” Her fun comes in four colors — black, silver, pale pink and safari green. Come spring, you can dress up your feet in sparkly sneakers, which will be sold at select Neiman Marcus stores nationwide, at Alice & Olivia boutiques, or online, for $88. And it seems that Keds want to stay in the fashion game, as this is one more of many future collaborations. [WWD] Keep reading »

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 print, Zazzle; Leopard print, Zazzle]

So, students, is this a total rip-off? Please discuss. And yes, this will be on the final (receipt, that is). Keep reading »

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 naked, frolicking girl has to do with gym shoes, but we’re feeling this Loomstate for Keds promo anyway. We’re liking it so much, in fact, that we’re willing to make some allowances for the gratuitous skinny girl nudity and chalk it up to some sort of homage to nature. Yeah, anyway. Keep reading »

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 — unless you can afford couture, of course. The new Keds Studio, however, will at least ensure that very, very few people in the world have your sneakers since you can customize six different parts of the shoe with 25 color and pattern options. The only downside is that you might not come up with a cute combo — can you do better than us? [$60, Keds Studio on Zazzle] Keep reading »

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 remind me of Now and Then. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »

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