On View
Sports Gallery
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Owned by
Lewis, Carl, American, born 1961
Date
ca. 1994
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)
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.
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Type
running shoes
Topic
Clothing and dress
Sports
Track and field
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd515021348-ed1c-4e64-902d-e8d3c97e45e1
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