[ked] /kɛd/

See sheep ked

proprietary name of a brand of canvas sneakers, 1917, registered by United States Rubber Co., N.Y.

We wanted to call it Peds, but … it came too close to … other brand names. So we batted it around for awhile and decided on the hardest-sounding letter in the alphabet, K, and called it Keds, that was in 1916. [J.Healey, in R.L. Cohen, “Footwear Industry,” x.93]


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