These shoes are faithful replicas of the first basketball sneakers invented in 1892 that were rediscovered in 2004 at an estate sale in Vista, California.
Recreated with the same 5" high-top design, canvas uppers, 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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Referencing tropical weather and the casual Polynesian way of life; created the need for an easy-fitting, yet smartly-styled shirt. Launched in the mid 1970’s to recreate the magic of 1940’s-60’s...
Made from a sturdy cotton with a lovely off-white base and hickory stripe. Features: •point collar •two flap-chest button though pockets •curved hem •made in Japan