|Keds Animal Print Shoes - £110 - Exclusive the Open Ceremony Pop up store in London|
You may be looking at these shoes and thinking I've seen these before...and well, you wouldn't be wrong in thinking that. Keds released their animal print shoes back in 2009 and found that they were very popular with consumers, so much so that they have just been re-released in time for the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. Now I'm guessing you are wondering how on earth these are related to the Olympics, and I'm afraid I can't answer that question, as I have been thinking the exact same thing! The only connection that I could think of is that Keds are a huge sports brand so the Opening Ceremony pop up store really wanted to include a collection from them. The store is currently located on King Street in Covent Garden, however it will be moving to a larger, permanent location in the Autumn.
I absolutely adore all things animal print and think these shoes would look great with a pair of skinny jeans. I think my favourite pair is definitely the leopard print, I've always liked leopard print way more than zebra print. I do think these shoes are lovely, however I was a little surprised by the hefty price tag. I know that Keds shoes are manufactured to such a high quality (I own a pair myself) though £110 seems a lot to pay. The price tag is being justified by the fact that these shoes are exclusive to the Opening Ceremony store and that they are made from fake pony hair. I double checked this, as personally I wouldn't like to be wearing real pony hair!
I am a huge fan of Keds and can certainly vouch for their quality, so feel a little awkward about highlighting the issue I'm having with the price of these shoes. However I know a lot of you will be looking and thinking £110 is a little on the expensive side too. If you have the money to spend (I'm sure a lot of tourists in London will be looking to treat themselves in store) then a pair of animal print Keds will be a lovely addition to your wardrobe. Wear them with skinny jeans, high waisted denim skirts, and sun dresses for a summer-chic look.