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  • New Arrivals - Contrast Hi and Gum Sole

    Introducing our latest arrivals, the 1892 National Treasures - Contrast Hi and Gum Sole collections. The faithful replicas of the first basketball...
  • The History of Colchester Rubber Company

    Known for being the world’s first sneaker brand and the “World’s First Basketball Sneakers”, Colchester Rubber Co. is a footwear brand manufactured...
  • Victorian-Era Sports

    It was an exciting time for sports during the Victorian Era! Many people enjoyed such activities as baseball, bicycling, tennis, rowing, soccer and...
  • The History of Basketball Sneakers

    The sneaker is synonymous with pop culture and fashion, brands like Converse, Nike, PF Flyers and Reebok have created iconic sneaker styles and loo...
  • The Hayward Rubber Company (Colchester Rubber Co.'s Grandfather)

    The Hayward Rubber Company, founded in1847 was the original company whom occupied Colchester Rubber's factory.
  • Victorian Advertising is Like No Other

    During our research of The Colchester Rubber Co.'s history, we came upon their incredible advertisements. We were able to amass a large collection ...