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Colchester Rubber Co. World’s First Basketball Sneakers

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4.8?
Discovered on 2017-09-06

Bring history to life with the Colchester Rubber Co. World’s First Basketball Sneakers. The original design for this pair of kicks is thought to have been created for Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. However, before the inventor’s shoe design could come to life, the factory closed. Enter Kickstown. Taking this original 125-year-old design, the Basketball Sneakers have a modern upgrade. However, they retain their classic style. The Basketball Sneakers come in both High Top and Low Top versions. Honoring the history of the sneaker, the Basketball Sneakers feature intricate Victorian stitching and a rigid toe bumper. They also feature the Colchester crown emblem on the ankle and an illustration of Dr. Naismith on the interior of the tongue. Offering comfort as well as style, the Basketball Sneakers are practical for everyday wear and style and are available in original deadgrass (tan), coal black, and navy.

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Overview & Specs
Models :
High Top, Low Top
Features :
Raised Arch, Rigid Toe Bumper, Original Design
Color :
Brown
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Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Michael, we are using a fulfillment center in Dallas. We are just unsure on how quick the orders will be filled mainly because we do not know how quickly the pallets of sneakers will be processed, I know that can take some time, and don't want to make false promises. If you are unhappy we are more than happy to offer you a refund. Just email or message us here. Thanks and we appreciate everyone's patience and support
Michael Weaver
Review from Kickstarter
I'm beginning to believe that these people don't know how to run a business. Getting 500 pairs of shoes out the door is not an issue if you are in business to sell shoes. If it is, you need to not be in that business. If you had said 5,000 pairs needing to get out.. maybe a few days.. but 500? really?
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
James and Matthew, we are so sorry about the delay. We have posted a new update. The sneakers are almost ready!
James
Review from Kickstarter
Doesn't look like it @Matthew. Really weak communication from these folks for something months past their estimate.
Matthew Durkin
Review from Kickstarter
any recent news?
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Hi guys, new update posted!
LIN Kai Wei
Review from Kickstarter
News update please. Thanks.
James
Review from Kickstarter
Any news?
Jared
Review from Kickstarter
Hey there, I replied to your personal message about shipping, but you never responded.....
Just wondering - when will shipment be ? Seeing other people got theirs and haven't heard anything yet. :)
Peter Happe
Review from Kickstarter
Awesome sneaker! I am so glad that I backed this campaign
Thanks for the immediate shipment
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Greg, UK sizing which I believe is the same as US Sizing. Thanks! If you want olive and ordered the one pair only, just message us and I will make a note that you want olive instead.
Greg C
Review from Kickstarter
I agree I entered into this for the Olive green.
What sizing do you prefer us to us? Australian, UK ?? thanks
Scott Greymont
Review from Kickstarter
What happened to -Olive Green (KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE COLOR)
I submitted my survey but this wasn't an option (even though it was my desired color)
Danny
Review from Kickstarter
Gah! SO close to the stretch goal!!
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks Ronald! We really appreciate it :)
Ronald Wilkins
Review from Kickstarter
I'm excited to be a part of this project!! It takes me back to when I was a kid and got my first pair of basketball shoes ( Keds ). Looking forward to getting a pair of high tops ( olive green & blue ) in a few months. Congratulations on a successful Kickstarter campaign!
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
thanks for the feedback Andreas, will look into that!
Andréas Andersson
Review from Kickstarter
I hope the footbed will be a bit thicker or it will be removable.
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Guy, yes that seems to be most popular!
Guy V. Valade
Review from Kickstarter
I also prefer the darker olive and doubled up hoping for it.
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks, Tom!!
Tom Dosdos
Review from Kickstarter
Congratulations!!! Now let’s get streeeetching........
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks Trevor! We are so excited!!!
Trevor Marshall
Review from Kickstarter
You did it!!
Congrats!
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
thanks Chris, I know we really hope it can happen! The first run was glued in place, do you think removable is better? We can look into having removable if it is more desirable.
Chris Kitchen
Review from Kickstarter
Much prefer the darker olive! Can't wait for a shot at white linen!! Are these going to have a removable footbed or will it be glued in place and non removable? Thanks, Chris
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks Shane! We are so glad you are participating in our Kickstarter. Now get back to that beer, it ain't gonna drink itself!
Shane Attersley
Review from Kickstarter
Man I can't WAIT to get these shoes. First kickstarter I have ever participated in. Never thought I would then heard about these and was instantly like wait, hold up, someone is remaking the Colchesters!! Hold my beer, I'm signing up for kickstarter.
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you so much Larry for the kind words. So glad you enjoy your pair of Colchesters :)
Larry Degel
Review from Kickstarter
Just wanted to let people know that these are very high quality canvas shoes, and that they have had meticulous attention to detail, and workmanship. You will not find a better made basketball shoe at any price.
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Love it when you guys upgrade- warms our hearts!!! We haven't had one cancel either!!! We know we will meet our goal, cannot wait to deliver some killer sneakers and hear what you all think.
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
haha Ross! You scared me for a minute. Thanks for the upgrade!!!!!!
ross gaunt
Review from Kickstarter
Sorry to inform you, but after thinking it over for the past 24hrs I've decided the Mix n' Match just isn't for me and have cancelled. Hope it's not too much trouble that I've upgraded to the Ultimate M n' M Bundle. Let's do this!!
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Yes! We are so excited, thanks Trevor.
Trevor Marshall
Review from Kickstarter
Halfway there!
Jordy
Review from Kickstarter
woot woot!
Colchester Rubber Co
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks you guys! Wow Paul, #1! Awesome. We appreciate the kind words.
Jonatan Nilsson
Review from Kickstarter
So glad you're back. I need these shoes.
Paul McMaster
Review from Kickstarter
No1 Backer :)
Welcome back.
So looking forward to these.
Good luck on a successful campaign,