Those shoe commercials always promised that you’d be a better athlete if you purchased a pair of their wares. Magic wedges, super-arch cushions, and torsion-air ride would see to that. Well, I did buy a pair of those miracle shoes, and indeed I broke the school record at the track event… I ran the four minute mile in eighteen weeks. Now watch these commercials and see what those shoes can do for you…
When you think of virility, you think of parrots, right?
Buster Brown – Train
Animated by Fred Wolf. This spot from 1974 features a cuter version of the venerable boy and dog, just right for the times.
Keds – Train
Keeping up the train theme, we have this spot from Paul Fennell Productions featuring Kedso the Clown and Keddy Bear.
Keds – Moon Rocket
Another one from Paul Fennell. By this time you are probably noticing that Keddy Bear doesn’t actually do anything.
Can anyone identify what kind of creature this is supposed to be? Directed by Grant Simmons.
Produced by Playhouse Pictures in 1959.