Keds are my shoe of choice for work and for play. These shoes may not have the arch support for running or intense working out--but I wear them anyway for my jogging. Shin splints are a small price to pay for the bright and adorable styles that Keds sneakers are available in. As a freshman I owned 10+ pairs of Keds each in a different color, pattern, or style. I must say that I have outgrown the sneaker phase, but I still buy a pair or two to wear to work. Currently I sport a neon pink pair and a set in neon green. As a waitress, I get many compliments on them. Besides being cute, they are comfortable when one is on their feet for hours at a time. Both affordable and chic to be partnered with a bright, summer dress or urban-neons, Keds are a no-nonsense alternative to the dressed up style I usally turn to. All in all, I am very fond of my little lace ups and will continue to sport them on my days on leisure and strolling.