Who should buy the Pro-Keds Royal Lo

This classic Keds sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with strapping made of flat cotton laces and six pairs of aluminium eyelets
  • You are after a durable sneaker with great feet support inspired by Basketball

PRO-Keds Royal Lo Logo

Style of the Pro-Keds Royal Lo

Once called an American icon of sport, the well-loved Pro-Keds classic Royal silhouette comes back with a stylish flair in low-top built. The remastered figure with a strong retro character is the Pro-Keds Royal Lo. This classic reinterpretation is a testament that the old-school spirit remains strong to this day and age and suitable for a broad spectrum of clothing.

PRO-Keds Royal Lo Upper canvas

Just like its equally adored low-top Chuck Taylors, this Pro-Keds variety ties naturally well with denim, cropped shorts, and minis for an utterly laidback look or tailored pants and suits for an informal shabby chic flavor. If you want to get a bit bold and voguish, you may turn such footwear royalty into a conversation piece by slipping on it with your long dress or gown.

PRO-Keds Royal Lo Collar

Notable Features

The comeback retro Pro-Keds model that opens up a strong sense of nostalgia was rebranded as the Pro-Keds Royal Lo. This remastered edition comes with enhanced comfort features, reinforcements on the arch and toes, and maintains its durable fabric covering and abrasion-resistant rubber sole.

PRO-Keds Royal Lo Outsole

History of the Pro-Keds Royal Lo

Keds is known for its comfy rubber-soled footwear selections from the time it was founded by the American tire enterprise, the US Rubber Company in 1916. With the objective of offering sports footwear intended for on-court games and track and field pursuits, Keds came up with the Pro-Keds athletic shoe collection in 1949.

The Pro-Keds challenged the far prominent Converse All Star basketball shoe when it came out with its high-top version, the Royal. It immediately became a choice of footwear for backyard games to the professional leagues such as the NBA during the early 1950s for its light and breathable upper, non-slip sole, and cushioned insole.

PRO-Keds Royal Lo Insole

The contemporary trends pushed the brand to refashion some of the iconic Pro-Keds models such as the classic Royal. One of the reinterpreted versions is the Pro-Keds Royal Lo which entirely slashed off the collar height of the original masterpiece.

PRO-Keds Royal Lo Collar height

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Gum Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.