Colchester Rubber Company were founded in 1888 are the creators of the worlds first basketball sneaker, which came to market in 1892. Having been  shut down when it was purchased by U.S. Rubber in 1893, Colchester Rubber Company was rediscovered in 2004 when an original pair were found at an Estate sale in California. With hundreds of hours of research and testing, Colchesters were proven to be the world's first basketball sneaker, and shall come back to market in 2018