I was practically born on Keds, really! I spent my entire youth flaunting through life on them, so to me the iconic plimsoll shoe with it’s very recognizable blue tag on the back is not only pure nostalgia, but also part of who I am. As you may or may not know, I lived in Venezuela and spent my entire summers in the States, where Keds were hot and totally happening as they’ve actually always been. I owned several pairs in a wide range of colors, it was what girl’s dreams were made of.
They somehow vanished out of my life as I came to live in Belgium, but to my delight they were launched a couple of years ago on the Belgian market and ever since I’ve been back to wearing my comfy youth shoes.
I took my Keds on a spin to Stockholm, were I decided to style them with a clean-cut black suit for daytime wandering about.
Photography by Dirk Alexander.