Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Signed by
Gervin, George, American, born 1952
Date
1972-1985
Medium
leather, rubber, cloth
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 1/2 × 4 3/8 × 12 3/4 in. (19.1 × 11.1 × 32.4 cm)
Description
White leather game-worn shoe with black leather accents worn by George Gervin. The shoe is for the right foot and features the Nike logo on the sides. Black leather accent at heel of shoe with white type reading: [NIKE / AIR]. The proper left side of the shoe has a handwritten message to Bill Ficke reading: [To Bill / (illegible writing) / George Gerwin / #44].
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
athletic shoes
Topic
Athletes
Basketball
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.120.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b630337a-9d72-4f74-955a-9f59c3a5ba3d
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