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Keds: Classic Sneakers Since 1916

My mother knows me too well.

For Easter this year, she gave me the perfect gift.

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Yes, pink and green gingham Keds.

I’m sure there’s quite a few things you don’t know about Keds.

For instance, Keds were invented in 1916.  They were the original sneaker, made with a rubber sole.

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Pretty nifty, seeing that most other shoes at the time looked something like this:

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Like most everything in America, Keds changed greatly over the 20th century in order to stay on the edge of fashion.  However, they always managed to keep the little blue logo on the heel.

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There were high-heeled Keds, called the Kedettes…

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There were (and still are) Keds for men, women, and children – anyone can wear Keds!  This is so couples in the 1950s could wear matching sneakers (so romantic).

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Famous people love Keds.

Audrey Hepburn sports classic Keds in the film "Two for the Road."

Audrey Hepburn sports classic Keds in the film “Two for the Road.”

Mr. rogers, everyone's favorite neighbor, loved his Keds.

Mr. Rogers, everyone’s favorite neighbor, loved his Keds.

Even our own Beaver Cleaver was the face of Keds!

Even our own Beaver Cleaver was the face of Keds!

If you grew up in the 1980s, like moi, you probably wore your Keds similar to this young lady here:

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Everyone has an old beat-up pair in their closet.  Just admit it.

Here’s mine:

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Although, I definitely think this pair has me beat:

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Where will you be wearing your Keds?

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2 comments on “Keds: Classic Sneakers Since 1916

  1. lorriebowden
    August 12, 2015

    I can’t believe I almost bought this very pair of sneakers two days ago!!! Thanks for visiting my home…I look forward to connecting with you! 🙂

    • missemrenee
      August 12, 2015

      Hi Lorrie! This actually isn’t my primary blog but thank you so much for reading!
      Best,
      E

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