Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Worn by
Big Boi, American, born 1975
Subject of
Outkast, American, founded 1992
leather, glitter, rubber, and synthetic fiber
H x W x D (a): 5 × 4 1/4 × 12 in. (12.7 × 10.8 × 30.5 cm)
H x W x D (b): 5 × 4 1/4 × 12 in. (12.7 × 10.8 × 30.5 cm)
A pair of white Nike sneakers with glitter red, blue, and yellow sections worn by Big Boi of Outkast. The low-top sneakers have white leather on the perforated top toes, the front half of the side vamps, the upper portion of the heel cap, and on the facing of the tongues. The lower part of the toe cap has blue glitter panels. The area of the shoe surrounding the tongue has red glitter panels that extend down over the side and back heel. A yellow glitter panel is sewn at the center back heels and to form the Nike swoosh logo on the outer and inner sides of the shoes. The shoes lace with white nylon laces with clear plastic aglets. At the bottom of the laces nearest the toe cap on each shoe is a silver-toned metal tag looped through the lace with engraved text reading "AF-1 / '82". A white fabric tag with white embroidery is sewn around the top edge of each tongue that reads "NIKE / AIR / AIR FORCE 1" with manufacturer's style, patent, and place made embroidered on the portion of the tag on the inside of the tongue. White embroidery reading "NIKE AIR" is done on the white portion of the heel caps. The thick soles are made from white rubber with one thin glittery blue line around the heels. The bottoms of the soles have ridged indentations and a spin spot on the toe and heel. The Nike logo is impressed into the sole bottoms at the arch of the foot. The shoes are lined with a white synthetic fabric. A white paper tag with black printed text is sewn at the interior inside shoe near the tongue with style and size information, as well as a barcode and a manufacture date range of 11/10/05 to 12/19/05.
Clothing and dress
Hip-hop (Music)
Rappers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Antwan Patton
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Nike
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