World's oldest basketball shoes?

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“There is no way on earth he could have had those shoes made- didn’t have the funds nor the capability,” Stottlemeyer says.

from the link’s comments:

Anonymous says:
July 4, 2009 at 13:40
I live in this town. They were selling replicas of these through Town
Hall for a while but I’m not sure if that’s still going on. Cool story
that they made it all the way to California.

so, another wrinkle. maybe the company did predate Chuck Taylors, but they could still be replicas?

That Colchester made the first basketball shoe seems plausible enough according to the wiki:

@falcor: time spill on aisle 3