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Keds introduces Taylor Swift sneakers collection

April 03, 2013|By Susan Denley
  • Taylor Swift wears boots to perform at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. last week, but she is also a fan of Keds and has a new collection in collaboration with the sneaker firm.
Taylor Swift wears boots to perform at the Prudential Center in Newark,… (Larry Busacca / Getty Images )

Keds has introduced a footwear collection in collaboration with singer Taylor Swift.

The women's shoes are a new take on the classic Champions sneaker, in 12 new designs. There are styles with chevron patterns created from guitars; polka dots alternating with paw prints; flowers floating over stripes; anchors and stars; and more.

Finishing touches include solid trim in coordinating colors and a special charm in one of two styles: a guitar pick or a silver heart that incorporates Swift's favorite number, 13.

The shoes are around $50 a pair and are available on, and

Product launches

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