Archive | February, 2012

What do you wear Keds canvas sneakers with?

25 Feb

Keds sneakers are a staple with children, teens and adults. They look great with everything and are comfortable to boot. The best types of outfits to wear with Keds sneakers are casual and fun; spring and summer looks. But, it is also interesting to change it up a bit and pair your Keds sneakers with a floral dress or denim skirt.

Keds sneakers come in all colors of the rainbow. But, their most famous and most popular shoe is the white Keds sneaker. Red Keds look great with jeans and jean shorts and navy Keds pair amazingly with Capri white jeans or a summer dress. Always remember that Keds sneakers look best with no socks or very low socks. This looks both clean and chic.

Here are some looks to try when sporting your Keds sneakers:

 1. There is nothing better than wearing your all-around great looking white Keds sneakers with slouchy Capri pants in beige. A white shirt tops off this look, along with a black jacket. This entire outfit is great for spring afternoons going shopping or even to a barbecue. The idea is that it is a relaxed look that is both fashionable and cute.

White Keds sneakers with beige Capri pants.

The other outfit, paired with the popular white Keds sneakers is a casual blue dress and a scarf. The scarf brings a pop of color to the ensemble and the bright blue looks great alongside the stark white of the Keds. This outfit is easy to wear and looks very comfortable.

Both of the ladies in these pictures decided to wear their white Keds sneakers sans socks; which looks perfect!

2. This lady knows how to wear her navy Keds beautifully. She is wearing a white dress with navy piping and a navy bow. She added a pink bracelet for some color along with a navy blue headband. She looks put together and pretty. This outfit is perfect for a spring or summer day.

 

A white dress with navy piping and a navy bow.

3. Red Keds look great with navy blue. Wearing a navy blue dress is the perfect addition to red Keds. The dress looks casual, but unique with its asymmetrical hemline. The dress could almost look elegant, but pairing it with the red Keds puts the outfit into a class of its own. The red Keds bring a lightheartedness feel to the dress and this ensemble could go from day to night easily with no changes or additions.

4. Pairing multicolored Keds sneakers with a romper is the perfect daytime outfit. The Keds are blue and maroon and look great paired with a romper complete with a brown belt and head wrap. The necklaces and purse complete the casual, but stylish outfit. Multicolored Keds look best when paired with solid colors, especially when one of the colors of the shoe matches the color of the outfit.

5. Pairing navy Keds sneakers with red shorts and a navy printed t-shirt looks different and amazing. The navy Keds are comfortable to wear and adding the red shorts adds a fun twist to the usual denim shorts. The printed t-shirt accompanies the navy Keds and red shorts well and balances out the look.

6. Keds can even be paired with winter attire. These Keds sneakers look great when paired with rolled up pants, a scarf and a long cardigan. The fact of pulling the hair into a bun and sunglasses make this look very fashionable. When winter comes around, don’t put your Keds sneakers in the back of your closet, and pair them with your sweaters and even jackets. The best rule of thumb for this look is to layer separates for a slouchy feel and roll up your pants to show off your Keds.

 

7. Red Keds paired with a black skirt, polka dot tights, a striped shirt, blazer, suspenders and a pirate styled hat is reserved for the bold. Personally, I would take off the tights, suspenders and hat and there is a very cute outfit lurking within. Wearing it all together is definitely noticeable, but not for everybody. Although, red Keds paired with black and white, a skirt and a blazer looks distinctive and well put together.

Anyways, just keep experimenting with new styles for keds and sneakers! It’s when you are bold and brave you attract a lot of attention!

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What are the current sneaker fashion trends for Women?

20 Feb

Women have an affinity for shoes. Sneakers are no exception. They want to wear something that is comfortable, high quality, helps them move with ease, and at a great bargain. There are different designs and creations which are being made all the time for women’s sneakers. It is a good idea to stay up with the latest fashion trends to stay current.

Currently people can purchase magazines, and search online for what the latest models, and celebrities are wearing. Wouldn’t it be good to find out what the trends are going to be before everyone else wears them and the price becomes too expensive to purchase? Women are very particular about what they will put on their feet. It must serve a purpose and look great at the same time.

The latest fashions can be inspired by the top designers or even a new revolution in how the shoes are made. Different brand names will come up with ideas for exercise, everyday wear, upscale wear, and simply shoes for different age groups. If you know what they are ahead of time you can be one of the first people to wear them.

Some of my choices are:

1) Prada sneaker shoes for women (Spring – Summer 2012)

Author comment: "Very stylish and shiny black!"

 

2) Y-3 2012 Spring/summer Black Savage sneakers

Author comment: "Loved those! Look like they are from space + some country's flag - Russia, France...Cool!"

3) Christian Louboutin men’s canvas sneakers

Author comment: "Might as well fit for a great girl's night outfit! Donno the model... found only image. But they are super stylish. I guess you can actually hurt yourself with the pins ... (joking!)"

You might see or spot a sneaker that you like, but it may not be of high quality. You want to know what critics and other fashion experts are stating about the shoe. You do not want to do or create unnecessary harm to your feet. They need as much support and comfort as possible.

Another thing that we, females, love is to get a bargain. If there was an upcoming sale or discount that they can find for the shoes which are currently popular they would want to know about it. No one wants to pay full price for anything if at all possible. Unless you have the time it just is not possible to look for each and every bargain out there. It is a great idea to let someone else find the deals for you and let you know about them. It saves you time and money.

Sneakers impact people’s lives in various ways. You might use them for your exercise routine. You want something that might give you an edge if you participate in sports at school or for your own personal benefit. If you have a job that requires you to stand on your feet all day, you need something that won’t make you tired. It will help give you support. You might also want sneakers that can match your different outfits that you like to wear. You might not want to wear casual shoes, heels, or sandals with everything. You need something different to change your look. Sneakers can provide that for you.

It is possible to learn about sneakers for yourself and others. You can get the best bargains as well as find out about new inventions and creative additions made within sneakers by some of the top manufacturers. You can discover what these trends are before the general public.

Walking on Air: Sneaker Fashion for Girls & Teenagers

16 Feb

In this day and age, shoe fashion rules are less astringent and kinder to one’s feet. There is a fashionable alternative to teeter tottering while wearing shoes with extremely high heels and ultra thick platforms, running the risk of breaking an ankle or falling flat on your face.  Not even Hollywood goddesses are immune from having a shoe accident on the most important day of their lives!!

While you cannot wear them all the time nor can you do so for all occasions, these shoes have become more versatile over time and women and girls from all kinds of households are wearing them everywhere they go.  The wearing of sneakers is no longer confined to the sports arenas or solely for sporting events. Many teenagers, especially, favor putting on a pair of oftentimes personalized sneakers. After all, they can be very comfortable! Teenage sneaker culture has transformed these pedestrian shoes into a medium to make a fashion statement. Called “tennis shoes” once upon a time and coming only in white canvas material, sneakers now come in solid colors of the rainbow or any combination thereof.  They can come out in either “low-cut”, “high top” or “high cut” styles, with some styles designed with platform but still made of rubber soles.

In fact, for most sneakers, the only qualifying characteristic for a pair of shoes to be called sneakers is that the soles are made from rubber or variations of this material. The materials used for the body of the shoe itself now range from all kinds of stuff, from the traditional canvas to suede to leather to patent leather to Naugahyde or any combinations of these. One can say that the sneakers as a shoe item has come of age and taken over the fashion scene.  They have become favored not only by teens but by their moms, as well.  Many moms, for that matter have rediscovered how comfortable wearing a pair of sneakers can be. The fashion craze is also helped a lot by many Hollywood sirens coming out and wearing them everywhere, although they may still make their presence known on the Red Carpet, if they have not yet done so by this time.

Sneaker fashion designers have taken liberties and gone to town with what they still call “sneakers.” Now they look like nothing that is related to the sports shoes that were the original take off point.  The high fashion houses in Paris and in other fashion centers in the world have joined in making the latest fashionable version of the sneaker with the equivalent pricey price tags. Some shoes have their front parts cut off so that they look like peep-toe pumps. Some styles come with rhinestones and sequins and multi-colored shoe laces adorned with pompoms, little bells or other attention  catching gadgets that can make you a standout in a crowd. Shopping for a pair of sneakers can become a most wonderful journey with more options available than one can imagine would be possible. The best sneaker brands no longer come from the renowned manufacturers of sports equipment but are now the high fashion houses in Europe.  The humble sneaker shoes have arrived and have become the latest darlings of the world of shoes.

 

How did teenagers start wearing sneakers as a part of fashion?

16 Feb

Sneakers have been around a very long time. They started manufacturing sneakers in the late 18th century, but they did not coin the name “sneakers” until the year 1892. This is when the US Rubber company came out with Keds brand sneakers, made of canvas tops and rubber. Keds brand sneakers are still around today and if you have a pair, you can feel confident you are wearing the most historical sneaker ever created. The moniker sneakers came about because, when someone wore this type of shoe, they could sneak around without anyone hearing them walk; because of the rubber sole and canvas. People started calling the shoes, sneakers.

Sneakers started gaining momentum as with all types of athletes all over the world. In the year, 1917, Marquis Converse created a basketball sneaker, commonly called Converse All-Stars. Following Marquis’ creation, a basketball player by the name of Chuck Taylor endorsed Converse All-Stars, converting the name to Chuck Taylor’s. In 1924, Adi Dassler created a sneaker with the name, Adidas. Adi’s brother then created another sneaker, the puma. Sneakers are worn by the top players in sports, including being worn in the Olympics.

Sneakers being worn by the public started during the 50’s. This is when kids started wearing them as fashion statements, instead of to play a sport. In 1984, the sneakers trend hit an all time high with Michael Jordan wearing the Air Jordan’s. Nike and Reebok competed on the sneaker scene along with Adidas. Up sprung sneakers for every sport imaginable, including skateboarding, running and cross training. Sneaker companies started putting bright colors and unique designs on their sneakers to add to the competition.

Today, more and more sneaker manufacturers are making sneakers with amazing designs and even better features. There has been the Nike Air Force, using gas as a cushion to make the person wearing the sneaker jump and run faster, creating a type of bounce effect. Reebok came out with The Pump sneaker, in which you could pump air right into your sneaker, ensuring for a perfect fit every time.

Sneakers are a staple and I don’t know anybody who doesn’t have at least one pair of sneakers. Women, men, children and even babies wear sneakers. Sneakers come in all colors of the rainbow, from, pink to black, patterned and green, red and rainbow and everything in between. The features that come with sneakers nowadays are endless, some types of sneakers are great for runners, others are great for hikers; some are perfect for basketball players. The list could go on and on with how many different types of sneakers are in the market today.

The important thing is to remember how sneakers started, with a little known rubber and canvas shoe, the Keds sneaker. They are the shoe that started it all and they have lasted until the present day.

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