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Keds

Brand Ambassador | 2012-2016

In 2012, the iconic American lifestyle brand Keds, established in 1916, announced a multi-year partnership with Taylor. Keds aligned with Taylor because she embodied the Keds spirit, style and sensibility.
“Taylor has become an inspiration to millions and a shining example of what can happen when you set your mind to something,” said Keds Brand President Rick Blackshaw. “Keds resonates with bold, unique girls who are brave enough to be themselves. This understanding is the most important thing we share with our fans, and we’re committed to helping girls everywhere look great but feel even better.”

«I'm so excited to be partnering with Keds. I've been a fan of Keds for years because they have two of my favorite elements of great style – they're classic and effortless.»

Taylor Swift

Via a multimedia campaign, Keds encouraged young women to share their stories of strength, creating a global community of brave girls who inspire and motivate each other to live their lives to the fullest. The initiative was supported by scholarship opportunities, social media initiatives, video content, and limited edition product perfect for every part of a girl’s life.

The partnership kicked off with a limited edition red Champions, the most iconic Keds sneaker style, commemorating the release of Taylor’s fourth album, RED (2012). From then on, Taylor starred in Keds‘ commercials and photoshoots and designed some shoes herself. The partnership came to a close with the end of the 1989 era in 2016.

RED Era: "Be Brave"

1989 Era: "Own Your Style" and "Ladies First"

General Information
Years2012-2016
ErasRED
1989
Taylor's Keds