Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Worn by
Jerry Rice, American, born 1962
Signed by
Jerry Rice, American, born 1962
Subject of
San Francisco 49ers, American, founded 1946
Date
ca. 1995
Medium
leather and plastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (2016.66.1a): 4 15/16 × 4 1/4 × 12 1/2 in. (12.5 × 10.8 × 31.8 cm)
H x W x D (2016.66.1b): 4 3/4 × 4 1/4 × 12 1/2 in. (12.1 × 10.8 × 31.8 cm)
Description
A pair of Nike cleats worn and signed by Jerry Rice. The cleats are mostly white with red and black accents and white laces. The outsole and insole sides of both cleats have large red Nike Swoosh symbols. The backs of both cleats have a smaller Swoosh symbol and [NIKE] sewn on in red. The tongues of both cleats have [Jerry Rice] sewn on the outside and [80] sewn on the inside. Jerry Rice's autograph [Jerry Rice / #80] in black marker is on the outsole side of both cleats near the toe. [SB / XXIX] is handwritten in black marker on the insole side of both cleats near the toe. The interior of the cleats are fabric and have white text on the insole side near the upper edge. The text in the left cleat (2016.66.1a) reads: [8 / 96 / 12 1/2 / 2897]. The text in the right cleat (2016.66.1b) reads: [12 1/2 / 2897]. The heels of the interior have been worn. The bottom of the cleats are black and white they have a black background and a white accent down the middle. [NIKE] is printed near the toe. There are 14 spikes on the bottom of each cleat.
Place used
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
athletic shoes
Topic
Athletes
Football
Sports
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Dr. Harry Edwards
Object number
2016.66.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd523460eee-f9d3-4e83-9439-0da891a5a0c7
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