Topic: Keds

Shopping Guide: 13 Saddle Shoes Fit For The Kentucky Derby

Shopping Guide: 13 Saddle Shoes Fit For The Kentucky Derby

The recent ridiculous fashions at the Kentucky Derby had me thinking about what one might wear to such an outdoor event without looking like a shameless cartoon character. This got me thinking about saddle shoes, a great casual style that’s perfect for an all-day outdoor event that requires a lot of milling about and drinking bourbon cocktails. The saddle shoe (not to be confused with the very similar “spectator” shoe) is a low-heeled oxford characterized by its distinctive “saddle” usually (but not necessarily) in a contrasting color. Saddle shoes are cool and–while scoping label 80%20′s designs this morning and sad to discover their excellent saddle wasn’t available anywhere–I set about putting together a shopping guide.
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Keds Remembers Its Roots, With Friendship Pins

Keds Remembers Its Roots, With Friendship Pins

Look! Friendship pins! I had literally forgotten about these until I saw this picture. Not like, “oh, I forgot about them, but I still thought about them every so often, like with snap bracelets.” No. I had completely and totally wiped these from my memory until the picture jogged them right back onto my life.

All I can hope at this point is that I hadn’t repressed these staples of 1980′s footwear because of some trauma that I associate with them, that will now come flooding back to me in all its horror. I’ll keep you posted.

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Keds Go Green

Keds Go Green

In case you’ve been feeling some guilt for not being as earth-friendly as you can/should be, I have great news: You can now get serious karma credit simply by buying a pair of shoes! (Which, as a reader of Shopaholics … More »