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How the Sneakers made their way to San Diego....

How the Sneakers made their way to San Diego....

James Naismith, inventor of Basketball moved to Denver, Colorado in 1895, just 4 years after he invented basketball- to attend medical school, thus becoming Dr. James Naismith. We have reason to believe that he may have given the pair of the Colchester basketball sneaker prototypes to someone on the basketball team he coached in Denver ( Dr. Naismith served as the Physical Education director for the Y.M.C.A during his time in Denver), who must have treasured them since they came from such a prominent, well respected individual. They were most likely lovingly placed into the trunk soon after due to...


The Finding Of The Sneakers Chronicles- Part 2

Welcome back, Ladies & Gents. Now where were we... last time we spoke the sneakers had just been purchased at the Estate Sale. Logging on to the archaic 2005 internet full of Myspace and Limewire, our Estate Sale enthusiast did a quick search for the branded logo on the sneaker, " Colchester Rubber Co" . He was shocked to see that it was a Rubber Company that produced various sorts of upscale shoes from 1888-1893.  Colchester Rubber Company Factory in Colchester, CT Circa 1890 Converse had claimed to be the first basketball sneaker ever invented in 1917. However, being that...


The Finding Of The Sneakers Chronicles- Part 1

The Finding Of The Sneakers Chronicles- Part 1

Greetings and Salutations Ladies and Gentlemen! I cordially welcome you to the Finding of the Sneakers Chronicles, so please relax, make yourself a sherry cocktail or perhaps some Cadbury's Cocoa Drinking Chocolate and relax on your fainting couch. Way back in 2005, a member of our team was out shopping at an Estate Sale in San Diego. The Estate was out of Denver, Colorado but the owner(s) moved to San Diego in later years. Being a Vintage Clothing Dealer for 30 years, he quickly searched and scanned the house, not finding much. He went into a room and dug through...