Channel the Retro Vibe With These New White Kicks From Keds

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PHOTO BY facebook / keds philippines ILLUSTRATOR: war espejo

( Bring on the chonk. That seems to be one of the ways fashion, especially footwear, is going (back) and trust us, we're not complaining. What was once thought of as kicks only dads would wear—hence, "dad sneaks"—is trendy once more, thanks to some nostalgia-driven motivation for everything retro, or hey, maybe it actually does just look good in general. 

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The Dad Sneaks comeback is all about the mix of retro style, chunkiness included, with old-school comfort. So basically the predominantly white pair your dad wears with chino shorts,a tucked in polo, and a belt; Throw in ankle socks and you've got either, yes, your dad, or a really trendy Gen Z on TikTok. Who knows where the line blurs? Now if you've been wondering whether only guys can sport the look, know that those looking for a more feminine style definitely have the chance to get in on the trend: meet the new Keds Bounce. Take a closer look below. 

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Keds takes on the Dad Sneaks with the new Bounce

Oh, yes. Anybody get flashbacks to your childhood posters of the Spice Girls? Particularly Sporty Spice? Same here. We've got a smooth mix of textures on the upper—is that a little suede we spot?—in simple colorways, but it's really the thick sole that almost balloons from the shoe like a cloud that has us hooked. These were the exact pair we wanted once when we were still taking P.E. classes in elementary. 

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The Bounce was "inspired by our rich sports heritage and fused into today's trends" said Keds on their Instagram. And yup, the old-school designed is balanced out by the minimalist colorways. Okay, so granted the Sporty Spice of our childhood would have gone for more color, but we're sure the design would've had her attention, too. For today's purposes though, the new Keds Bounce is available in three neutral colorways: White Light Blue, Light Grey, and White Light Grey, with the thick sole being more than enough to make an old-school statement. Fun fact: this style is Keds' "chunkiest sneaker to date!".

Take a look at the chunky Keds Bounce

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The Womens' Bounce in Light Grey has stronger accents for an added nostalgic feel (P4,395).
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Women's Bounce in White Light Grey (P4,395) has accents in bright blue.
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Women's Bounce in White Light Blue (P4,395).
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For more information, head on to the Keds PH site

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