These are the great-great granddaddy, the Adam and Eve, the Quark of the modern sneakers, running shoes and basketball shoes most of us wear everyday.
This is where it all began for Sneakers.
The bottom of the soles read:
"U.S. Rubber Co.
Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
The Edwardian appearance as well as the primitive but quality construction of these sneakers points to them being some of the first sneakers ever created. This is a rare find, especially in such good condition and with matching shoes.
They are, however, a very small size 6. For a young boy, no doubt. An oddity of childhood at the time.