Sunday, July 05, 2009
Oldest Basketball Shoes
The oldest pair of basketball sneakers manufactured by the Colchester Rubber Company was discovered recently by Gary Pifer. The vintage clothing dealer paid 50 cents for them at an estate sale in Vista, California. The Colchester Rubber Co. was located in Colchester, Connecticut and was in business from 1888 to 1893. The find pre-dates the 1917 Converse All-Stars which were previously thought to be the first basketball boots.