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    New Arrivals - Contrast Hi and Gum Sole

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    Introducing our latest arrivals, the 1892 National Treasures - Contrast Hi and Gum Sole collections. The faithful replicas of the first basketball sneakers have been redesigned and are now available...

    The History of Colchester Rubber Company

    The History of Colchester Rubber Company
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    Known for being the world’s first sneaker brand and the “World’s First Basketball Sneakers”, Colchester Rubber Co. is a footwear brand manufactured by the Colchester Rubber Company, founded in 1888...

    Victorian-Era Sports

    Victorian-Era Sports
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    It was an exciting time for sports during the Victorian Era! Many people enjoyed such activities as baseball, bicycling, tennis, rowing, soccer and of course, basketball, invented at the end...

    The History of Basketball Sneakers

    The History of Basketball Sneakers
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    The sneaker is synonymous with pop culture and fashion, brands like Converse, Nike, PF Flyers and Reebok have created iconic sneaker styles and looks that resonate throughout the history of...

    The Hayward Rubber Company (Colchester Rubber Co.'s Grandfather)

    The Hayward Rubber Company (Colchester Rubber Co.'s Grandfather)
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    The Hayward Rubber Company, founded in1847 was the original company whom occupied Colchester Rubber's factory.

    Victorian Advertising is Like No Other

    Victorian Advertising is Like No Other
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    During our research of The Colchester Rubber Co.'s history, we came upon their incredible advertisements. We were able to amass a large collection of receipts, catalogs and other materials from...

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