As time grew closer to when I knew my custom designed and personalized classic PRO-Keds Royal Hi sneakers would soon arrive, all I could think of was the chorus of the song "Anticipation" by Carly Simon.
~ "Anticipation, anticipation. Is makin' me late. Is keepin' me waitin'." ~
This old dog is going to get some strange looks when I wear them and a big ole smile into town but it will be even more fun when I say I designed and personalized them.
I was aware it would take an approximate month for production plus shipping when I ordered these Softer Side of Orange custom shoes. I didn't really think about them too much until I received the email advising me that the shoes were in the shipping queue and I was able to track the FedEx package.
Now that they have arrived and been scrutinized, I can totally recommend the custom orders. The wait was definitely worth it. The picture above shows these vibrant yellow and orange "kicks" on my feet at home. The picture below is as it is seen in my Zazzle store TheAspenStand with those same vibrant colors. There were no unexpected surprises. They are what was described and as designed! They even came in a white cinch bag labeled "PRO-KED Custom" which is a nice little touch if you give the shoes as a gift.
What's exceptionally nice about ordering Keds is that you can personalize the trim on the shoes. You can see what they looked like above left and how I personalized them below. I chose orange laces with black upper and lower midsole, black eyelets, toe cap and toe bumper. I kept the orange upper and tongue binding. My stitching is white and the lining yellow. So if you order a pair you get to pick trim choices that appeal to you.
How do they fit you ask? The sizing chart was extremely accurate. I ordered a size 5 which is equivalent to a 6.5 sized woman's shoe and they fit perfectly. The whole experience of personalizing was fun and I'm ecstatic they are all that I expected.
|Softer Side of Orange by Exit178|
If you have any questions on how to customize these, please feel free to write me via my storefront. To do that click HERE and you will see "Send A Message" in the left column of TheAspenStand front page above "Store Stats."
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