At roughly 100 years on the market, Keds have proven their staying power. With their iconic clean lines, low profile and comfy canvas uppers, these classic kicks are nothing if not versatile. While time-tested Keds are a go-to option for day-to-day wear, you might be surprised at the occasions a bolder pair of these shoes can tackle – and as history proves, they won’t go out of style, no matter how many adventures you put them through.
Whether you’re at a summer barbecue, dropping the kids off at school or taking in an outdoor show, the Champion Sneaker from Keds has you covered. The timeless design comes in everything from basic black or white to springy pale yellow or pastel green. They flatter warm-weather styles ranging from capris and a lightweight blouse to high-waisted shorts and graphic tees. If you’re sitting poolside or want to run some quick errands in style, skip the laces and socks and opt for a pair of Champion Slip-Ons.
When warm weather hits, Keds just plain work. Stand out at the beach or pop at the house party with bold prints, such as Champions in Cheetah or the Crashback Keds with black and white stripes. For something more subtle, but just as much fun, the Famous Footwear-exclusive Taylor Swift Champion Series shoe in Sneaky Cat Grey Keds feature a shy cat peering over the rubber-wrapped outsole. The key to pulling these statement styles off is matching one color of the shoe’s print with another element of your ensemble, such as a skinny belt, bangles or a blouse over your tee.
An Elegant Touch
When it’s time for a casual dinner party or you’re able to dress down at the office without getting too loose, Keds Teacup Slip-Ons fit the bill. Their crochet-style canvas uppers, which come in white and natural shades, pair swimmingly with a sundress and a casual clutch. When your day calls for business-casual, try an A-line skirt, cardigan and Keds Teacup combo. For something more subtle, make a surprising choice with Taylor Swift Concert Series Champions in Seagull Blue – true to their name, they feature a subdued and elegant seagull graphic print. Pair them with capris and a knit poncho for a nighttime beach soiree.
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About the Author
Daniel Ketchum has been a professional writer since 2003, with work appearing online and offline in publications such as USA Today and Bazooka Magazine. He fashion background includes years of experience selecting, designing and fabricating theatrical wardrobe, as well as designing film wardrobe and serving as a costuming assistant on the sets of short and feature-length films.