Next time one of your friends goes on and on about their new Air ‘Yeezy’s or super-exclusive-one off-special edition Nike Dunks, just roll your eyes and say that they still don’t look better than the world’s oldest b-ball shoes that vintage clothing dealer, Gary Pifer paid all of 50 CENTS for at an estate sale.
“He paid 50 cents for the brown high top canvas sneakers made by the Colchester Rubber Company. Later that night, Mr. Pifer was shocked to discover, during an internet search, that the brand went out of business in 1893.
“In a instant, I knew this discovery would be re-writing basketball and sneaker history, as these sneakers are 25 years older than the 1917 Converse All-Stars”, added Pifer.”
My hunch tells me that Gary will be getting a call from Fat Joe…or Andre 3000 very soon.
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