Nate “Tiny” Archibald wore PRO-Keds; so did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. (Your shoe size will presumably fall somewhere between the two.) Keds, the very first shoes to be called “sneakers” (thanks to their noiseless rubber soles), added PRO-Keds to their team in 1949. The line may be designed specifically for athletes, but these classic canvas and leather kicks have appealed to generations of top-notch jocks and style-minded weekend warriors alike.
Hey, you can’t wear wingtips every day. And for those times you want to take a break from the hard-bottoms, you’ll find a great selection of sneakers here. Highlights include low-tops, high-tops, and chukkas from PF Flyers, Alife, and PRO-Keds.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. From footwear to shirting to accessories, we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
Gourmet classes up the skate shoe with tasteful leather-and-canvas combos, as well as materials like supple suede. And it’s hard to beat the classic color combinations of PRO-Keds kicks. Both go well with the bold minimalism of WANT Les Essentials De La Vie's butter-soft leather bags.
Hit the streets in style with this great selection of footwear, which ranges from casual kicks from brands like Cole Haan and Patagonia to serious running sneaks from the timeless shoe brand, New Balance.