Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Worn by
Jason Collins, American, born 1978
Signed by
Jason Collins, American, born 1978
nylon, synthetic fiber, nylon mesh, plastic, rubber, foam, and synthetic fiber shoelaces
H x W x D (left shoe (a)): 7 1/4 × 5 1/8 × 14 1/2 in. (18.4 × 13 × 36.8 cm)
H x W x D (right shoe (b)): 7 1/2 × 5 × 14 1/2 in. (19.1 × 12.7 × 36.8 cm)
This pair of silver Nike basketball sneakers were worn by Jason Collins playing for the Brooklyn Nets during the 2013-2014 season. Collins signed both shoes across the toe cap in black ink, including his number "98" after his signature. Each shoe has a gray toe, upper, tongue, and ankle. The uppers and ankles are made from a gray nylon mesh and a black Nike swoosh is sewn at the outer side of both shoes. The toe caps and the zigzag edges around the tongues are faced in silver reflective material. The tongues are made from gray nylon mesh fabric with top covered in silver synthetic fabric. Black text at the top of each tongue reads "HYPERDUNK". The soles are made from silver rubber, with the heels made of black rubber that has deep grooves in it to create cushioning. The text "LUNARLON" is printed in silver ink on the inner side of the black rubber of both heels. The bottoms of the soles are grooved. A Nike swoosh is imprinted in the rubber across the arch. Spin spots are imprinted at the ball of the foot and the center heel. The inside of the uppers and the tongues are lined in gray and black nylon. A manufacturer's label with style and size is sewn at the top of the inside tongue. The inside of the soles are lined in orange foam. The insoles of both shoes have been removed. Each shoe is laced with silver synthetic fiber shoelaces.
Place used
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
athletic shoes
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jason Collins
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Nike
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