Founded in 1892, US Rubber Company were the biggest rubber manufacturing company in the world, with factories all over the world. As such, they made sneakers for over 30 manufacturers, including brands such as Keds. Marquis Converse also started his career at US Rubber.
In 2019, US Rubber Company returned, manufacturing in the world's oldest rubber factory in Slovakia. They have relaunched and developed their iconic military sneaker, created for the US army at the start of the First World War.