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How to bring a fresh spin to a plain, white canvas sneaker? This was one of footwear designer Julie Randos biggest challenges a decade ago when trying to help revitalize a classic shoe made by Keds.
"Its easy to design a $500 shoe where you can use the nicest leathers, constructions, and ornaments," said Rando. "Its a greater challenge to design a $49.99 shoe while your labor and leather prices are going up."