The beginnings of Pro Keds go all the way back to the year 1949. The war is over and hopes are high. There was a feeling you could accomplish anything you set your mind to. Back when players wore high shorts and the three point line didn’t exist, a young shoe brand by the name of Pro Keds set its eyes on the NBA. The goal was to rival Converse as the shoe of choice for professional athletes. Their sneakers broke onto the scene and players everywhere made the switch from Converse to Pro Keds. Basketballs original big man, George Mikan chose Pro Keds as his sneaker of choice. Mikan was able to perform at a hall of fame level with the help of the Pro Keds Royal shoe, even taking the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships in the 40s and 50s. Soonafter, other athletes began to hop on the bandwagon and fellow hall of famers across baseball, football, and basketball made the choice to wear Pro Keds shoes. Over time the idea of an athletic shoe evolved and Pro Keds stayed true to their identity. A product born for sport but shaped by the street. Made with durable canvas and rubber sole this timeless classic is built to last a lifetime. They have become a cultural icon and a source of inspiration for many brands who later jumped on the scene. Pro Keds shoes has a special place in history and is going nowhere anytime soon. Check out the latest fresh kicks that'll take any outfit to the next level.