The Original Basketball Sneaker.
Faithful replicas of the original 1892 Colchester Rubber Co. basketball sneakers with the same 5" high-top design, turkey feather sole pattern, and Colchester Rubber Co. crest that are the hallmarks of the originals.
- Authentic Victorian Era Color-Way.
- Original 1892 Turkey Feather Design Rubber Sole & Colchester Logo
- Revised insole and built in arch for extra comfort
- Smaller Fitting. We recommend buying a full size up your regular Mens USA size
Colchester Rubber Co.
Located a mere 50 miles from the YMCA where Dr. James Naismith developed the initial 13 rules of basketball, the Colchester Rubber Co. was one of the largest vulcanized rubber shoe manufacturers of its time, and its production of high-top basketball footwear predated that of any competitors' by a quarter of a century.
Made from vulcanized rubber and canvas, the original sneakers were the first of their kind that protected feet while running, jumping, and pivoting on gymnasium floors. Updated for contemporary casual wear, the shoes have a built-in arch, cushioned insole, and metal eyelets.