When you think about sneakers, you should definitely think about Keds. Keds Shoes are the first sneakers ever produced so they not only have great experience in producing good footwear, there’s also an interesting history behind it. When creating the shoes the company wanted to name them Peds but it was already taken, so the Keds brand was born. This happened in 1917 and the shoes were considered to be extremely well made and high quality sneakers. Although Keds were popular from the beginning, they became really popular in 1949 along with their line called Pro-Keds that were adopted by basketball players and hip-hop artists. They were also the preferred footwear for tennis players around the world. The Triumph line was created for men and became an instant classic. Nowadays, there are still people that collect these sneakers.
These fashion items’ fame rose in the 1980 when they started being a big trend among teenagers. Because they were light and comfortable to wear, cheerleaders used them along with their uniform. There were several appearances in the media with people wearing them and they became some of the best sold footwear. They soon became popular among both sexes and a great option for those wearing casual-sporty clothes as they were comfortable and very durable.
Throughout the years the company did a lot of modifications to their existing models. Some models had anti-shock material to keep athletes from hurting their legs, others had material that kept your feet dry but one thing made Keds famous: their design.
Nowadays, Keds come along with other brands that offer sneakers, such as Converse, but have maintained their historical status among footwear and are still used by athletes all over the world. The cool thing about the company is the fact that it always comes up with what the market wants. For example, they introduced green Keds, which are environmentally friendly.
You can wear Keds with almost anything, from pants to skirts for a very comfortable and unique look. Pair them up with a comfortable rucksack or handbag and you will have great outfits for long walks.
Keds are also great for those looking for an urban look or a more nonconventional style and they are usually associated with hipsters everywhere. However, they can be a great option when you want something that looks and feels good.