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Colchester 1892 National Treasure High Top in Olive

£85.00 GBP

These shoes are faithful replicas of the first basketball sneakers invented in 1892 that were rediscovered in 2004 at an estate sale in Vista, Calif., with the same 5" high-top design, turkey feather sole pattern, and Colchester Rubber Co. crest that are the hallmarks of the originals.

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.  

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