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PRO-Keds began in 1949 as a brand aimed at sports and athletic performance. Based on quality, durability and a solid reputation, PRO-Keds became one of the leading names in athletic footwear. The first PRO-Keds shoe, originally released as the Royal Tread, was the Royal, a classic canvas basketball shoe in high and low tops featuring an identifying red and blue power stripe adjacent to the toe. The Royal was worn and endorsed by the then Minneapolis Lakers, the first-ever NBA® champions, who won five consecutive titles in PRO-Keds, led by the great George Mikan.

By the late 70's, PRO-Keds was worn by a portfolio of NBA stars and had become tantamount with the biggest personalities in sports. The athletic shoe brand grew into a full performance line for athletes, making PRO-Keds one of the oldest shoe brands in the world.

Many styles attained cult status in the neighborhoods of New York among the streetwise who adopted PRO-Keds shoes as the first real sneakers with style. PRO-Keds became the shoe of choice with b-boys everywhere and earned its place as a true icon of early hip-hop culture.

After an absence of nearly 20 years, PRO-Keds shoes are reissuing some classic styles from its archives such as the Royal Canvas, the Court King and the historic Royal Master basketball shoe, bringing to life, once again, the heritage and history of this athletic brand.

To this day, PRO-Keds continues to stay rooted in its heritage with its classic styles while reinvigorating the footwear category with designs that capture today´s popular culture trends. In addition, Pro-Keds continues to progressively release authentic sports originals in a wide array of colors and materials, staying at the top of their game!

Pro-Keds: Selected For You

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Pro-Keds Royal Lo Classic Canvas

$59.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Lo Classic Canvas

$59.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Lo Classic Canvas

$59.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

$64.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Lo Classic Canvas

$59.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

$64.95

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Pro-Keds Seasonal Canvas Royal Lo

$59.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Plus Suede

$84.95

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Pro-Keds Royal Lo Core Leather

$80.00

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Logo Printed Canvas Royal Lo

$63.00MSRP: $70.00

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Pro-Keds Seasonal Canvas Royal Lo

$59.95

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Royal Plus Only NY Suede

$95.00

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Latest Pro-Keds Reviews

Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I feel very nostalgic wearing these sneakers. I look at them and they make me smile. I had a great childhood and spent along time in Pro Keds and PF Flyers. They look and feel great. Worth the wait.

on March 03, 2020

Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I am a lady who typically wears a 9 or 8 1/2. I bought the 9 and the fit was good. Unfortunately I have to return these. I have plantar fasciitis and these shoes will not work for me. Too bad because I love them !

on February 16, 2020

Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Great quality! Was looking for a good canvas shoe to replace Chuck Taylors which fall apart and wear too fast. Fit a bit larger. I'll order a half size smaller next time. Not much arch support but that's the way these type of shoes are. Definitely recommend!

from Milpitas on February 08, 2020

Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Didn't purchase from here but from Amazon instead - Pro Keds are AWESOME, if not more comfortable than Converse. I did actually buy a vintage pair off eBay prior to brand new ones, and it turns out the older manufactured Pro Keds definitely run small. A vintage 11 for mens is more like a 10.5 or 10, very tight. A 11 mens from Amazon fits PERFECTLY, width, length, toe box, everything. Converse are great, but these have thicker sole, more cushioned walk, and slightly better arch support than Chucks do. They're priced fairly higher but I think if you plan to wear these out for years it's worthwhile purchase.

on January 01, 2020

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Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I am grateful that these shoes are, in my opinion, "wider than marked". Compared to Converse hi-tops, for example (which I can hardly even get my wide feet into), these are comfortable. The foot bed is slightly spongy. The style is, well, stylin.

on November 20, 2019

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Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

IMHO, aside from the Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Hi (the more expensive ones that are made to their old '70s specs with tougher canvas and thicker rubber), these Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classics are the best of the cheaper canvas hi-tops. The cheaper Chuck Taylors are flimsy, hard on your feet, and wear out too quickly, the PF Flyers Hi's look like boxy kids shoes and have super-huge ankles, but the Pro-Keds look, fit, and feel like hi-top sneakers SHOULD. I even think they look tougher than Chucks. The monochrome black ones with the blue & red stripe on the side of the black rubber combined with the bare metal eyelets give them an almost mean look. Order the same size to a half-size larger than you'd wear in a Chuck Taylor. I typically wear an 11 1/2 or 12 in most shoes and the Pro-Keds in a 12 fit me perfectly.

from St. Louis on February 25, 2019

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Pro-Keds Royal Hi Classic Canvas

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Bought them for my dad and he LOVES them. Thank you!

on June 10, 2018

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