While the shoe in this advertising doesn't look quite like the classic white Keds Champion below, it is an advertisement for Keds ("canvas, rubber-soled footwear") from 1917! The
United States Rubber Company (who later sold the Keds brand to
the Stride Rite Corporation and eventually became part of
Michelin's North American operations) introduced the first "Keds"
brand shoe to the shoe market on 14 July 1916.
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