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Bobspikes worn by Vonetta Flowers

Object Details

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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
Date
2005-2006
Object number
2016.67.3ab
Description
Nike bobspikes used by Vonetta Flowers for competitions during the 2005-2006 bobsledding season. The bobspikes, both size 8 are all black on the exterior with a white Nike swoosh symbols on either side. At the center of the spikes, a zipper runs from the top to slightly above the toe. The exterior heels have [USA] sewn above another Nike symbol. The interior of the spikes are a red cloth. The bottoms have metal spikes at the toe.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Manufactured by
Nike Inc., American, founded 1971
Worn by
Vonetta Flowers, American, born 1973
Topic
African American
Bobsledding
Clothing and dress
Sports
Medium
plastic and cloth with metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (2016.67.3a): 4 1/4 × 3 7/8 × 10 1/2 in. (10.8 × 9.8 × 26.7 cm)
H x W x D (2016.67.3b): 4 1/4 × 3 7/8 × 10 1/2 in. (10.8 × 9.8 × 26.7 cm)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
athletic shoes
sports uniforms
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56dbccab3-cd63-4dd2-b32b-64f8afa938ec
Record ID
nmaahc_2016.67.3ab

Bobspikes worn by Vonetta Flowers

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