Track shoes worn by Carl Lewis

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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.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Track and field
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Owned by
Carl Lewis, American, born 1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Carl Lewis Estate
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)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
ca. 1994
Type
running shoes
Object number
2012.154.55ab