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July 23, 2009

The Daily Kick: Kickin’ it Old School

Filed under: The Daily Kick — Miss Plumcake @ 7:00 am

My youth was all about Sperry top-siders on the weekends and Keds during the week, because yes, I really AM that white.

I love Keds, they’re they footwear equivalent of the girl in school who had the perfect bouncy ponytail and who, for a treat at the homecoming game, totally let her boyfriend go all the way to “upsies outsideses” as long as he promised not to tell.


I just love the pique and the cheeriness of it all. If it was another brand it might be twee, but Keds have been making these for a million years –even before text messaging and Diet Coke!– so they’re just sort of sweet and heartwarming, and c’mon, they’re Keds.


  1. Those would be so cute with your black & white polka-dot dress.

    Comment by Style Spy — July 23, 2009 @ 9:30 am

  2. $60 for Keds? Wow, where have I been? Old Lady Amelie remembers back in the day when Keds were like $5 and could be purchased at the Five and Dime. (I’m really only 37 but felt the need to channel Granny Brown.) Super cute shoes, though!

    Comment by AmelieWannabe — July 23, 2009 @ 9:36 am

  3. $60 for KEDS?!?!?! What happened to the $10 pairs that could be purchased at the Five and Dime? Oi, I sound like my grandmother. Admittedly, they are super cute, though.

    Comment by AmelieWannabe — July 23, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  4. upsies-outsides? Evidentally I’m still as naive and boring as I was in my virginal high school days….

    But yes, those are sweet, lovely shoes.

    Comment by SusanC — July 23, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

  5. I would get a new pair of white canvas slip-on Keds every summer as a teen, just like these:
    Makes me smile just thinking about it now.

    Comment by missm — July 23, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

  6. Love these shoes! Such a cute way to add some fun to your feet while also being comfortable. These are too adorable to pass up =)

    Comment by Jaclyn@MyShape — July 23, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

  7. Love these shoes!!! Such a cute way to add a pop to any outfit all while being comfortable. These shoes are too adorable to pass up =)

    Comment by Jaclyn@MyShape — July 23, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

  8. Oooh, those are ADORABLE!

    Comment by La Petite Acadiene — July 23, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

  9. I’m so glad you posted, SusanC! Because you are not alone. I was that girl in high school – and apparently still am …

    Comment by La BellaDonna — July 24, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

  10. Upsies Outsidesies is when one deigns to grant an admire a little over-the-sweater action.

    Comment by Plumcake — July 24, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

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