Simple shoes are great.
I’m on about year 14 for one pair… it just keeps going on and on. I continue to get the heels replaced, but the most recent time (a few weeks ago) was the last. Next time, it will just be more cost-effective to bite the bullet and get a new pair.
Since my Simple shoe love goes on, I went to their site recently and saw the detail above. What a wash of memories it brought back! Keds must have originated the end-of-shoe branding. But Red Ball Jets were the coolest thing when I was a kid. The pair I wanted were jet black. The heel had a tiny red ball where Keds puts the blue rectangle. Sadly, I could not get a pair, because they had none that fit my skinny feet. I actually cried at the store!
Simple shoes are the next best thing to Red Ball Jets.