TRUE VINTAGE KEDS FROM THE 1980’S OR 1990’S

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Basic canvas tennis shoes haven’t changed in major ways for decades and the Keds brand is still being made, but the older ones have an edge over what’s been sold more recently. The soles on the old ones, especially, last longer.

There are also slight differences in the silhouette of the older shoes and the design of the insoles. ¬† Although 1950’s and 1960’s versions are still the best, as far as I’m concerned, so fun to find an ’80’s or ’90’s pair that may not ever have been worn!

A real classic and still my favorite . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE KEDS FROM THE 1980’S OR 1990’S

TRUE VINTAGE KEDS FROM THE 1980'S OR 1990'S.

MY TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S PF FLYERS TENNIS SHOES WITH POINTED TOES

MY TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S -  EARLY 1960'S PF FLYERS TENNIS SHOES WITH POINTED TOES

These are favorites of mine – as much as the red and black plaid sneakers I showed before. I can’t believe that they would make tennis shoes with pointy toes!!!!!!

The toes don’t show so well in this photo because I wanted to show the PF logo clearly, and they aren’t quite as much of a “needle” as the red and black ones. But, they are definitely different.

I also love old Keds, and usually think of them with a rounder toe. Truthfully, I have not found some of the oldest Keds and they do, technically, pre-date PF Flyers.

No doubt the pointed toes were a fashion fad and many of the shoe-makers followed it for a while. That’s usually what happens, right?

Anyway, when you go back to the late ’30’s and ’40’s there are many styles of canvas shoes which are classics and have been repeated by several companies. It’s fun to collect styles and colors.

I like the quality of the old ones vs. any modern shoes. After all, I want my “sneakers” to last . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
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TRUE VINTAGE 1950s OR EARLY ’60s TENNIS SHOES WITH POINTY TOES

TRUE VINTAGE 1950s OR EARLY '60s TENNIS SHOES WITH POINTY TOES.

TRUE VINTAGE 1950’s OR EARLY ’60s TENNIS SHOES WITH POINTY TOES

TRUE VINTAGE 1950s OR EARLY '60s TENNIS SHOES WITH POINTY TOES

Believe it or not, at one point in the 1950s/early ’60s (no pun intended) tennis shoes were made with pointed toes! I also have another pair in beige canvas. When I first saw them, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Very non-traditional in a black and red plaid – the material feels like wool, but might be a synthetic – and made by SKIPS, which I think was sold at Montgomery Ward. My beige pair is of a different brand. What a perfect little casual thing to wear whenever, and completely unique!

Just goes to show what sorts of things turn up, especially when you are off the beaten path. I discovered these while out for a relaxing walk one day, on vacation, nowhere near a vintage clothing store, town
or a garage sale.

I did a count of the TYPES of places where I uncover true vintage clothing and accessories and came up with more than 12. Not individual places that I have gone to – but CATEGORIES of different places where I find them. You just never know . . . . . . . and it just gets funner and funner . . . .

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