When you think of Keds what do you picture? That chick in grade school who ate lunch with her Skip-It? As lonely and sad as that image may be that girl was most likely wearing cooler shoes than you. Keds is one of those iconic brands whose heritage is slept on by a lot of the people who care about that sorta thing. The Royal CVO was originally launched in the mid 1960's as a lifestyle version of the world class Royal basketball shoe - it was known as the Royal Edge back then. The low top canvas sneaker gained prominence over the next two decades serving as a popular shoe for all the alternative sport cats rocking on the east coast. After fading from memory the Royal CVO is back for 45 bones, most likely due to the current interest in similar shoes from Sperry and Vans. What can I say about canvas sneakers that I haven't already? Uh, they're the shit.