Friday, October 31, 2008

Design Your Own Vegan Keds

Remember Keds . . . from the eighties . . . ? Made from cotton canvas and some sort of synthetic rubber sole, they are vegan . . . and now customizable! Really, really customizable. See this link for full details. There are three different "canvases," meaning shoe styles, and over a dozen colors and patterns to choose from. The color of the stitching even is customizable. Best of all, you can upload your own images (and then crop and move) and/or write your own text. A customized pair of sneakers costs $60.

I already designed my perfect pair and now am saving up (and possibly waiting until after the snow that hasn't started falling melts) to get them. My design is based on the first edition Hogarth Press book cover of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway painted by Virginia Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell.

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