Sometimes you receive something really special, like last week. PRO-Keds sended me a great box which contains some super nice items; PRO-Keds sneakers, PRO-Keds t-shirt (made in Italy) and a Sneaker Freaker magazine including a PRO-Keds chapter with the rich history of this classic sneaker brand from the U.S.A.
PRO-Keds was established after World War 2 in 1949 as a basketball shoe. PRO-Keds was introduced to the world by George Mikan, basketball’s original Big Man. Mikan’s formidable style of play challenged the fundamental concepts of the game, so much so that the rules were changed because of him. And his challenger spirit brought results: PRO-Keds took Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships in the 40’s and 50’s. The team is remembered as much for its humility and integrity as for its dominant victories.
In the decades that followed, PRO-Keds became a symbol of quiet confidence, a conviction that simplicity is the purest form of sophistication. From stadiums to playgrounds to city streets, PRO-Keds sneakers were and are still worn by athletes, musicians, artists, style icons, and cultural innovators. I’m really stoked about this brand as they are the perfect sneaker for this Spring Summer. And yes, they match perfect to my jeans outfit. Thanks PRO-Keds for this great box which is loaded with American’s finest classic sneaker gear!