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.