Cool Kid Taylor Swift Makes Keds, Cardigans, And Cats Trendy

Sneaky Cat Keds by Taylor Swift
Photos: Getty Images and Keds

Cynthia:  That’s right, Taylor Swift has helped propel the crazy cat lady penchant for cardigans and Keds into downright covetable fashion.

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.

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
but maybe

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.



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  • Reply Anonymous October 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Your Grammy sure is cute, Cynthia. You must have her genes.
    Taylor Swift is so stylish. It's nice that she hasn't gone trashy like Miley and Britney.
    I like the Keds but agree they are quite pricy. We'll have to wait for a sale.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      I'll keep track and post an update if they go on sale!

  • Reply GnomeLover October 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I love that picture of your grandma! It is so awesome. So pretty. I love her smile.

    I love Keds. And those cat sneakers are adorable. I love Taylor Swift, too. She has continued to become such a cool young lady.

    I try to explain to my kids about the days without internet. It does not register. Sometimes I wonder how we survived it. All I know is that I am grateful to have grown up without social media and camera phones!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Oh my gosh me too! I can't imagine growing up with all this social media and camera phones. Too scary!!

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy October 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Ohh I like these shoes! They do seem expensive for what they are. I remember my favorite pair of Keds style shoes from the 80's. They were pink and I think they were from J.C.Penny's. They were also one of the most comfortable shoes I ever had and when I did get around to trying on real Keds, they were not as comfortable on me.
    Have a great day,

  • Reply Anonymous October 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Cute shoes and what an awesome picture of Gram!!!

  • Reply Liana October 10, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Love the picture of your grandmother!

    I had keds when I was younger. And also, purple suede Vans… I miss those days.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      oooohhhhh… purple suede Vans! Awesome!

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