What used to be the realm of 75 year old spinsters is now the domain of a 24 year old pop superstar and teenagers and twenty-somethings everywhere.Cynthia: That’s right, Taylor Swift has helped propel the crazy cat lady penchant for cardigans and Keds into downright covetable fashion.
Marcy: That’s crazy.
Cynthia: But what is even more crazy is that Keds were trendy in the late 1980’s when I was a teen. They went well with our leg warmers, acid wash ankle jeans, oversize blouses and side ponytails. Oh and they had to be sparkling white. My friends and I all wore Keds.
And…so did my Gram. And… she had been wearing them since the 1950’s.
|My Gram, 1942, probably not wearing Keds here
Cynthia: Some fashion just never dies.
Marcy: Either that or you humans have no imagination.
Cynthia: Or simply a love of nostalgia.
Anyways, Taylor Swift has designed the ultimate Keds shoe. A cat Keds shoe.
|Sneaky Cat Keds by Taylor Swift|
Cynthia: It’s called Sneaky Cat. Get it Marcy… sneaky for sneakers… clever, hunh? Ha ha ha.
Marcy (condescendingly): Oh you people and your wordplay. You all just crack me up.
Cynthia: I have to say… her Sneaky Cat sneaker is pretty cute. Subtle in fact. However, it’s $55 which is about $40 more than I would pay for a pair of Keds tennis shoes.
I mean, really. They’re Keds!
Marcy: I bet in your day, bread was 10 cents a loaf and you had to walk 2 miles uphill in the snow to get to school.
Cynthia: And, we used a card catalog since the internet wasn’t invented yet.
Marcy: Horrors. It’s a miracle you survived.