Old Sneakers - 1946 Basketball High-Tops

1946 Sears brown canvas high-top basketball shoe with nine rows of eyeletsThe Sears catalogue described this "action-free" shoe as "sturdily built to stand tough treatment on the baseball diamond, tennis court, on hiking trails, or the school gym." (Interestingly enough, the same page described the women's white high-top gym shoe as having "snappy foot action." Go figure...)

As an alternative to the traditional black and white sneakers, this particular shoe was made with brown canvas. This may have been popular at the time, or this may have been made from the materials available early after World War II. (The same catalogue had some very similar $4.10 black canvas basketball shoes, but they were not available until February 1946.)

These sneakers were a veritable bargain at:

Men (sizes 6½ to 11) $2.19
Boys (sizes 2½ to 6) $1.98
Youths (11 to 2) $1.88

Back to the top of Charlie's Sneaker Pages!

Last Updated: 23 February 2017

Search for more shoes:

Click here to send E-mail to Charlie.

Charlie's Sneaker Pages copyright 1995-2024 by Charles L. Perrin.

READERS PLEASE NOTE: Names of athletic shoe manufacturers, shoe styles, and technologies may be trademarked by the manufacturers. Charlie's Sneaker Pages uses these names solely to describe the shoes with the same familiar nomenclature used by the manufacturer and recognized by the reader.