watching out for knock-offs in the 1920’s


keds ad

Over at Modern Mechanix they’ve unearthed an ad for Ked’s shoes published in the October, 1924 issue of Popular Mechanics. The ad starts:

Why Keds are the choice of world famous players. ELEVEN national and two world tennis championships last year — all won on Keds! That’s a remarkable tribute to Keds quality.”

And they ask their fans to take heed:

It is important to remember that not all canvas rubber-soled shoes are Keds. Keds are made only by the United States Rubber Company. And every Keds shoe has the name Keds on it.


One Response to “watching out for knock-offs in the 1920’s”

  1. sofas Says:

    Cool site. Thank you.

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