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Costume tap shoes for Tin Man in The Wiz on Broadway

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Designed by:
Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian American, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Created by:
Fred Nihda, 1931 - 1997  Search this
Worn by:
Tiger Haynes, American, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
leather, suede, paint, metal, and Velcro (TM)
H x W x D (left (a)): 8 × 3 3/4 × 11 1/4 in. (20.3 × 9.5 × 28.6 cm)
H x W x D (right (b)): 8 × 3 3/4 × 11 1/4 in. (20.3 × 9.5 × 28.6 cm)
Place used:
New York City, Manhattan, New York, United States, North and Central America
This pair of sabatons tap shoes are part of a costume worn by Tiger Haynes as Tin Man in "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wizard of Oz'" on Broadway. Sabatons are armored shoes worn with a suit of armor to protect the feet. These ankle-length costume sabatons are made from panels of dark brown suede and of leather painted silver. The toe cap and arch of the foot are silver, with a panel of the brown suede dividing them over the top of the foot behind the toes. The portion that reach around the ankle and up the leg is brown suede, but with a silver heel cap. The shoes close at the inner sides of the leg using a metal zipper with a brown string pull tab and a piece of black Velcro that fastens over the zipper so it is not visible. The soles of the shoes are leather with stacked heels. Non-skid black rubber is attached to the ball of the foot on each sole. The shoes have metal toe taps on the toes and heels, though the proper left toe tap is missing. Text engraved on all of the taps reads "CAPEZIO / TELE TONE / TAP / TRADE MARK". There is also white hand painted text on the interior of the leg of each shoe reading "9 1/2 E / 360 / 1498".
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Men  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
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Collection title:
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture