Colchester Rubber Co | American Heritage Sneakers

The iconic basketball shoe is one of the most styled shoes in menswear, making waves since as far as we can remember, just about every decent sneaker brand has given us their interpretation of the timeless silhouette. However, only one brand can claim the heritage of pioneering the original basketball sneaker.

Formed in 1888 in Connecticut, USA, Colchester Rubber Co originally created shoes for tennis, walking, cycling, and other recreational activity. They soon created their basketball sneaker, complete with a high top canvas silhouette and vulcanized rubber sole with the iconic rubber ankle protection.

Unchanged for 124 years, the authentic replica of the 1892 sneaker is complete with a rubber toe cap, cushioned insole and classic colour ways.

If you are looking for an alternative to some of the bigger brands out there, these shoes are a great option. Perfect to pair with some tapered jeans for a considered but casual look. 

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