Pair of red and black Air Jordan I high top sneakers made by Nike

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A pair of Nike brand red and black Air Jordan I high top sneakers, also known as the "Notorious" Air Jordan I. The toe box is made of red leather with small perforated holes. The toe cap and vamp are made of black leather. The heel counter and a band along the ankle high top portion are red leather, as well as a red leather Nike "swoosh" on the outside and inside of the vamp. The ankle high top also has fabric painted black on it, and is lined with black nylon. Printed in black on the outside of the high top is the text "AIR JORDAN" above a winged basketball. The tongue is faced with black nylon and backed with white breathable nylon, with a layer of soft foam between them and then machine quilted in a series of horizontal parallel lines. A black fabric tag with red machine-embroidered text reading "NIKE / AIR" separated by a red "swoosh" is sewn at the top outside of the tongue, then folded over and attached to the reverse of the tongue, with trademark information on the back part of the tag and the text "MADE IN REP. OF KOREA" at the bottom. The shoes are laced with red nylon shoe laces with clear plastic aglets. The outer soles are made of hard white rubber edged around the uppers and hard red rubber on the bottoms. The insoles are made of foam covered in white terry cloth on the top, with the text "NIKE / AIR" printed in red near the heel. White text reading "10 850810BY" is printed on the black lining of the inside of the high top.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Basketball
Clothing and dress
Fashion
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Subject of
Michael Jordan, American, born 1963
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
leather, rubber, nylon, foam, and nylon shoelaces with plastic aglets
Dimensions
H x W x D (left shoe (a)): 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 × 11 5/8 in. (16.8 × 11.4 × 29.5 cm)
H x W x D (right shoe (b)): 6 5/8 × 4 1/2 × 11 5/8 in. (16.8 × 11.4 × 29.5 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
1985
Type
athletic shoes
Object number
2014.221.1ab