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The beginnings of fall are not only marked by turning leaves, they’re marked by a shift into richer colors and prints in fashion.
This fall, our beloved go-to sneaker brand, Keds doesn’t disappoint with their fresh offering of new prints. From tribal to floral to classic denim, these Keds are anything but ordinary! What a comfy way to reinvigorate your wardrobe for the new season!
1. Keds Celeb Geo in Fiery Red/Navy, 2. Keds Champion Laceless Animal in Brown Leopard, 3. Keds Champion Floral in Berry Purple, 4. Keds Champion Star in Black, 5. Keds Champion Laceless Blanket, 6. Keds Celeb Skimmer
For decades, the most stylish people have been seen with classic Keds on their feet—even Audrey Hepburn herself was known to wear the beloved sneaker. And while we love our classic Keds, their fresh new crop of prints and colors are totally worthy of our must-have lists this summer!
Don’t be afraid to pair these printed kicks with printed clothes either. Just make sure they’re complementary colors so the look is cohesively cool.
Check out a few of the lovely printed Keds we adore:
1. Keds Champion Laceless Candy Stripe Slip-On, 2. Keds Champion Laceless Floral, 3. Keds Champion Mini Twin Palm Jute, 4. Keds Champion Candy Stripe, 5. Keds Champion A-line Ankle Wrap Canvas, 6. Keds Champion Plaid CVO
1. Western Chief Hello Kitty Ruffles Umbrella, 2. Hello Kitty Peek A Boo Round Face Watch, 3. Razor A Scooter Hello Kitty, 4. Western Chief Hello Kitty Froggy Rain Coat, 5. Vans Authentic Lace-Up Hello Kitty Multi Print, 6.Keds Kids Hello Kitty Mimmy LTT sneaker 7. Keds Kids Hello Kitty Mimmy H&L sneaker, 8.Vans Kids Authentic Hello Kitty Classic Slip-on
From her iconic red bow, to her adorable whiskers, Hello Kitty® is known the world over for her charm and style. This world-famous cat has seen a big resurgence in popularity recently. Both the young and young at heart just can’t get enough of this fabulous feline and neither can we!
Sometimes, the perfect holiday gifts are the most comfy ones.
Let’s face it, the holidays are a pretty hectic time and we can all use some comfort during the season. So, we picked out some of our favorite cozy gift ideas that she’ll want to snuggle up to all winter long!
2. Echo Design Rib Hat: The slouchy beanie is not only effortlessly cool, it covers up a bad hair day and keeps your head nice and toasty on those chilly days.
3. UGG Classic Short Boots: These tried-and-true staples give her the best of both worlds, slipper-like comfort and all-day warmth. These should be a must have on everyone’s list!
4. Barefoot Dreams “Barefoot in the Wild” Throw Blanket: The super soft chenille and sassy leopard print make this perfect for those movie nights in.
5. Smartwool Mountain Floral Scarf: Give her the gift of comfy luxury with this soft merino wool infinity scarf.
They’re the brands you know and love, and this fall, you can work them right in to your ensembles without skipping a beat! I’m a huge fan of classic styles, particularly in casual shoes. From cool and laid-back Keds sneakers, to fringed and funky Minnetonka boots, some classics just never go out of style.
Read between the lines. Stripes are a summer essential you won't want to be without.
Left: RVCA Double Cross Tank, Hanky Panky Signature Lace-lined Bandeau (worn underneath), Rich & Skinny Boyfriend short in Venus, Steve Madden Trousr-g, Roxy Sail Fish Hobo
Right: Lacoste Cotton Bi-Color Striped Crewneck Sweater Dress, Keds Champion Not Too Shaby Laceless sneakers, DKNY Soft Leather Woven Handle hobo, DKNY classic white watch
Few prints are as translatable across different styles than classic stripes. Whether you’re into classic or trendy style, stripes have the uncanny ability to fit in seamlessly into your wardrobe.
We’re particularly obsessed with stripes for summertime, thanks in part to its nod to nautical style, which we covered in last week’s men’s Stylists’ Picks.
The look on the left is a cool, downtown approach to stripes, while the one on the right is a more classic, country club-inspired rendition of the beloved print. Either way, stripes always add a fresh and summery vibe.
Learn how running shoes evolved throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Having a shoe designed specifically for running seems like a no brainer, however, running shoes really didn’t get their start until the end of the 19th century. They then slowly evolved over the 20th century, leading to the huge explosion of running shoe technology and design options that are currently available. It is hard to believe that if running shoes had not been developed, we would be running in the flat soled tennis shoes.
The Birth of the Running Shoe
Running footwear had been almost non-existent prior to the late 19th century. In fact, many people ran in whatever footwear they had, including boots and sandals. However, in the 1890s the shoe manufacturer JW Foster and Sons, which eventually became the shoe company Reebok , developed the first official modern running shoe. This shoe had a tennis shoe outer with a lacing system and metal spikes attached to the sole of the shoe. The spikes were designed to give the runner traction and to help improve their overall running speed.
The Running Shoe Evolves in the 20th Century
By the early part of the 20th century, vulcanization revolutionized shoe manufacturing. Vulcanization was simply the process of melting rubber and fabric together. This molten mixture was then molded to create a sole for shoes that had a tread design. This design revolution made shoes lightweight, quiet, and flexible. It also provided the wearer with traction. Keds was the first American company to mass distribute the new “sneakers” starting in 1917.
In 1925 a German inventor named Adi Dassler, who founded Adidas , evolved the spiked running shoe design further by creating a series of running shoes. Each shoe design had a special hand forged set of running spikes and each design was made especially for a certain running distance. This was the first time designs were focused on whether the runner was a sprinter or a long-distance runner.
During the 1970s running shoes were designed based not only on the type of running the person did, but the running style the runner had. The three running styles that shoes were designed for included neutral runners, supernation runners and pronation runners. The final advancement that running shoes received during the 1970s was the use of ethylene vinyl acetate, also referred to as EVA. This material added an air cushion to the design of a running shoe providing runners with extra cushion and shock absorption when they ran.
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