Our timeless Sperry sneaker, engineered to be more lightweight and comfortable than ever before (added bonus: this one’s fully washable).
In 1949, PRO-Keds was once established by Keds as an athletic footwear line primarily aimed at basketball. Originally released as the “Royal Tread,” the first PRO-Keds product was once the classic Royal, a canvas basketball shoe in low and high tops featuring a distinctive red and blue power stripe adjacent to the toe. It was once worn and endorsed by the Minneapolis Lakers, the first NBA Champions who won five consecutive titles in PRO-Keds. Over the years, new styles were added across the categories of baseball, football, tennis, and track and field. Materials utilizing exclusive shock-absorbent toughen and cushioning techniques were developed to keep pace with the rapid advancements in footwear technology. The Royal was once the market leader in performance basketball through the ’70s, gracing the feet of famous NBA stars including Willis Reed, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and “Pistol” Pete Maravich. By the Late ’70s, PRO-Keds had turn out to be synonymous with one of the most biggest personalities in basketball history and professional sports, whilst attaining cult status as the first real sneaker with style among New York City’s early hip hop community. The ’90s saw PRO-Keds flourish in Japan, where the tennis shoe, the Court King, was once re- worked in vibrant toe cap colors, special materials and limited edition prints. Many of this stuff are highly sought after by collectors. Today, PRO-Keds has reissued the classic Royal Canvas, the Court King and the historic Royal Master basketball shoe. Stocked by leading shoe retailers across the world, PRO-Keds will progressively release authentic sports originals.
Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
Relaxed, saltwashed twill uppers with hidden gore construction for simple on, easy off versatility and a protected fit
Non-marking flexible rubber outsole features molded Wave-Siping for enhanced traction
Lace up Upper