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Alicia Keys: Style Should Be Comfortable – Unless You’re Talking High Heels!
Alicia Keys has amassed an impressive (and expensive!) shoe collection since hitting it big, but she still has affection for the kicks she loved growing up: Reebok’s Freestyle sneakers, known to the N.Y.C. teen as “54-11s” for their after-tax price of $54.11.
That’s why the star was inspired to update the silhouette for her second collaboration with Reebok, though she added a wedge to dress the look up a bit.
“I want to wear them every day, not just because they’re mine,” she told PEOPLE at a launch event for the sneakers, “[but] because they look great and because they’re comfortable.”
Comfort is key for the on-the-go mom, who says she’s noticed her style change over the years. “Evolving and becoming a woman has really changed my style,” she said. “Style should be comfortable. You should feel great [when you] put it on – although some shoes I wear are not very comfortable. But my sneakers are!”
Also on the star’s style must list: flowy, silky pants from designers like Chloé and Stella McCartney, bright colors and pieces with “an androgynous feel.” That includes her “boy-girly” Reebok sneakers, which will be available on Reebok.com and Nordstrom.com starting April 1.
Tell us: Are you excited to check out Keys’s latest sneaker collection?
–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Gabrielle Olya