A beautiful, authentic pair of high-top basketball sneakers from the legitimate originators of the style and un-sung heros Colchester Rubber Co., featuring the original 1892 Turkey Feather design and coming in a suave black with rubber toes, soles and a elegant side-circle logo. You'll be partaking in a piece of trainer history with this awesome pair of shoes, modelled as faithful replicas of the very first basketball sneakers which were invented in 1892, but not discovered until 2004, by accident, at an estate stale in California. They're wickedly comfy and durable, making them a supreme alternative to the more trad Converse (and far more appealing to the eyes, in our opinion...) Right down to the same 5" high-top design, brown canvas uppers, turkey feather sole pattern, and Colchester Rubber Co. crest, this pair carries all the hallmarks of the originals. Colchester's Gum Collection has been inspired by authentic Basketball sneakers across the early 20th century, when natural rubber used to be applied untreated. This updated pair is cut with the beloved and iconic 1892 National Treasure silhouette, making them perfect with a pair of straight or skinny jeans for a look you can't go wrong with. They even come with alternative laces to spice things up if you want to change up the overall black look. Great for everyday use when you need a sporty shoe that looks great but can still perform and leave you light-footed and agile.