Keds® for Madewell Polka-Dot Sneakers
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Madewell describes these adorable pair of sneakers as:
A marriage made in sneaker heaven. We teamed up with the all-American brand to cover their iconic canvas sneakers in a series of our favorite prints for spring. The result: this adorable spotted style. (Polka dots on Keds? Yes, please!)Let me start out by saying I am a big fan of Keds. I remember them well from my childhood. I am happy to see they are having a resurgence in popularity again.
Last year I ended up buying a pair of solid black Keds from Anthropologie (of all places!) These were my first pair in a really long time. I completely forgot how incredibly comfortable they are and how timeless they look thanks to its classic canvas sneaker style.
When I saw Madewell offered polka dot Keds, it was a no-brainer for me. I had to get them. Now that I have them, I could not be happier. They look exactly like the pair in the picture. I love the entire color combo of blue and white polka-dots, with a tan leather-like trim. It is perfect for Spring and Summer.
As for size, they are true to size for me. I am always (as in 99% of the time) a size 9. I got a size 9 and the fit is perfect. For reference, I am always a size 9 in J.Crew's ballet flats and heels too.
Lastly, I want to mention the inserts on the shoes- they are divine! Not only do they have a cushion insole & heel, but there is a shock-proof arc cushion! A lot of shoes do not include an arc cushion- so I am especially grateful to see them here. Thanks to these touches, the Keds® for Madewell Polka-Dot Sneakers will be my go-to walking-around sneakers.
You can see a glimpse of the sneakers in real life in the photo above. (You can find the pair in the upper right hand corner. Click on the image to view larger.) This image comes from Closet Crisis's "One Too Many Closets" blog, in her "The Blue Train" post.
What are your thoughts on the Keds for Madewell collaboration? Are you a fan of the polka-dot sneakers? Have you seen or tried on these shoes? If so, please share! :)