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'I love my Keds': Marlo Thomas has worn these classics 'forever' — down to $45

That Girl is still our fashion icon. Save nearly 20% off the star's favorite streamlined sneakers on Amazon

Marlo Thomas never stops inspiring us. As That Girl, she served as a role model for a generation. And her ongoing commitment to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, carrying on the work of her father, cements her status as a legend with as much heart as talent.

In an interview with New York magazine, the Emmy winner shared a collection of products she simply can't live without. On that list was a single pair of shoes: Keds Champion Sneakers. Makes total sense: Of course this elegant icon appreciates an all-time classic of streamlined simplicity.

You can snap up your own pair of Keds now on Amazon for nearly 20% off.

"All the cool kids wear Converse, but I love my Keds," confessed Marlo Thomas. We think they're pretty cool, too!

$44 at Amazon

Keds Champions are a heckuva bargain — nearly 20% off at Amazon, depending on the size. This is the lowest price we've found for these classic kicks across the internet and is the lowest it's been at Amazon in months. So, uh, yeah, we definitely recommend snagging your favorite pair now!

"All the cool kids wear Converse, but I love my Keds," she told New York Magazine. "I’ve been wearing them forever and have them in a million colors. I wear my white ones the most, usually when I’m walking to the store or just loafing around. They’re very comfortable and aren’t cumbersome. So many shoes now have a life of their own, but I like these because they’re more streamlined."

Champions are the brand's iconic original sneaker, which first debuted more than a century ago, in 1916, and have been beloved ever since. This was the first rubber-soled canvas shoe of its kind — and, though there have been many imitators, Keds remains the biggest name in canvas lace-ups. They have a timeless, instantly recognizable silhouette and they pair nicely with anything you might wear. With denim? Classic look. With a flouncy dress? What a quirky twist on casual cute! With work clothes? That'll definitely work — they're simple and clean enough to complement business casual attire. Adding a pair to your wardrobe will ensure you have the perfect fallback shoe for nearly every outfit.

They're available in a ton of sizes, widths and colors — but if you're going for the true classic, you'll want to grab 'em in crisp white!

Marlo Thomas and white Keds sneakers
We've got the scoop: 'That Girl' wears these classic kicks. (Getty/Amazon)

Along with countless millions who have worn and loved Keds over the brand's 100+ year history, hundreds of Amazon shoppers adore these sneakers.

Pros 👍

"I have been wearing Keds since grammar school," wrote a longtime fan. "These traditional white canvas Keds have not changed in all these years."

"I love these shoes. I work in a hospital and wear them every day I work," said another shopper, who praised their versatility and their grippy soles. "Great with dresses. Cleans easily. Floor grip is amazing. Good fit and a fun shoe!"

A Keds (and classic movie) devotee said, "Been buying these Keds for at least 20 years because of Baby from Dirty Dancing [wearing them], lol, but this was my first time buying them from Amazon, and I’m impressed! Sometimes even nice brands have noticeable imperfections on shoes when ordering off here, but not Keds!!! Amazing...!"

If you deal with foot pain, these comfy sneakers might be a great option. "I wear this style shoe every day and have for years," said a reviewer. "In my dancing days, I always wore high heels and danced a lot. At my current age many years later, it's hard to find shoes that are comfortable due to the damage done from the heels. ... These are my 'go-to' shoes now."

Cons 👎

While shoppers generally can't stop raving about the shoes, this shopper did note that she felt hers were "loose around the back of the heel," but added in their five-star review, "Keds are a good everyday walking sneaker, have always loved the profile."

Another thing shoppers note is the flexible fabric. "It is a thin shoe, so expect some creasing when you squat and things like that," explained one shopper in their four-star review. This customer added: "Good shoes. But they crease in the toe area easily."

You can pick up these classic kicks in a wide range of sizes and colors on Amazon — prices vary by selection.

$44 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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