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Manufactured by:
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971  Search this
Owned by:
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
leather, cloth, plastic and metal
Dimensions:
Overall for each shoe: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. (8.9 x 10.8 x 28.9 cm)
Type:
running shoes
Date:
ca. 1994
Description:
A pair of custom designed Nike Zoom spike track shoes worn by Carl Lewis. The upper body is primarily a white mesh material. Gold metallic material on the heel, around the laces, on both sides of the toe box, and on the toe. The shoes have white laces. There is a yellow and red embroidered crown on a stripe of white suede on the inner and outer sides of both shoes. The tongue is white mesh. The shoes have black plastic soles. Nine spike wells on the front of the sole with spikes. The right shoe is missing two spikes.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Sports  Search this
Track and field  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
Object number:
2012.154.55ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd515021348-ed1c-4e64-902d-e8d3c97e45e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.154.55ab