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Colchesters Hi Sneaker in Deadgrass


Color: Deadgrass

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The original basketball shoe—popularized in the Roaring ’20s, still cool in the 2020s

In 1892, the U.S. Rubber Co. acquired Charles Goodyear’s shoe business and adapted his invention of vulcanized rubber (originally used for galoshes) to create the world’s first vulcanized sneaker. Thus marked one of the most enduring footwear innovations since the shoelace. The durability and flexibility of their outsoles earned U.S. Rubber Co. the chance to produce sneakers for a variety of other brands and led the way for the many styles of Converse and Vans you still see everywhere. The Colchester Contrast High Top re-creates the brand’s 1892 National Treasure silhouette, the first known basketball shoe, complete with vintage details that keep them true to the original. While they might not be the best choice for your next pick-up game, they’re a reigning champion when it comes to casual, everyday style.

  • Only available at Huckberry
  • A faithful re-creation of one of the first basketball sneakers, invented in 1892 and popularized in the 1920s
  • Uppers made with durable canvas that’s washable and wears well over time
  • Heritage details, such as metal eyelets and U.S. Rubber Co. branding, add to the vintage look
  • Outsole crafted with the company’s original vulcanization method for lightweight flexibility
  • Produced without any animal products, qualifying it as vegan-friendly
  • Uppers: Canvas
  • Eyelets: Metal
  • Outsole: Vulcanized rubber
  • Made in Romania
  • The Colchester Contrast High Top has a regular fit that’s true to size; take your usual size in athletic shoes
EU Size US Size
40 7
41 8
42 9
43 10
44 11
45 12
46 13

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