Chances are you’ve probably owned a pair of Keds at some point in your life. The iconic shoe company first launched over 100 years ago and has been one of the most successful fashion brands in America ever since. The classic canvas-topped, rubber-soled sneaker is not only a wardrobe staple in closets of girls and women all over the world, but it has also been the go-to shoe for Hollywood’s elite for decades. Everyone from Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to Taylor Swift and Ciara has been spotted in the stylishly adorable kicks.
While the company originally launched with the goal of creating a “simple, yet chic take on canvas footwear,” Keds has since expanded to include everything from women’s accessories to men’s shoes. Over the years, they’ve also dabbled with clothing line launches, and have helped produce some of the most popular footwear collaborations around with both celebrities and top fashion houses alike. Want to learn more about Keds and how they’ve managed to stay popular for over a century? Keep reading to find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the iconic shoe brand.