In 1916, Keds was so on top of its game that it came up with the ingenious term “sneakers” and forever changed how we refer to our walking shoes. (The silent rubber soles on Keds’ canvas-top shoes make them perfect sneaking-around footwear.) Keds have been a consistent favorite ever since, drawing praise from the likes of screen legends Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe for its classic Original Champion shoes, slip-ons and other styles. Besides sticking to basic white and black, Keds regularly revamps the old-school vibe of its collection by experimenting with fresh colors, materials (leather) and textures and collaborating with top designers such as Nanette Lepore. With its women’s, men’s and kids’ shoes still getting frequent mention in trend-watching publications like <i>Elle</i>, <i>Vogue</i> and <i>Women’s Wear Daily</i>, Keds will surely be kicking around for at least another 100 years.
Super-chic shoes inspired by the islands and beyond
Get from point A to point B in top-notch style (and comfort) with these wear-everywhere styles, made to complement your casual-cool look. You’ll be ready to dash out the door in colorful boat shoes, leather high tops, floral sandals, and a sweeping mix of embellished ballet flats and slip-on espadrilles.
Display some serious footwork with this season’s most coveted styles
Just because these shoes were made for walking, don’t think it means they’re lacking in the style department. There’s perfectly worn-in boots, cute and colorful sneakers, and supple leather loafers guaranteed to please both your feet and your fashion sense. Our assortment of sensibly chic picks features some of your favorite brand names: Dolce Vita, Converse, Cole Haan, and more.