Man's basketball shoe

American
about 1991
Made by Converse (American, founded 1908), Worn by Larry Bird


Dimensions

Height x width: 17.8 x 34.3 cm (7 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1354

Medium or Technique

Leather, rubber, and plastic, with cotton laces

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black leather high top left sneaker with white plastic star and arrow on the side, white stitched “33”, and stamped “Cons” on the heel. Autographed “Larry Bird” on the toe. Inside tongue label: “Converse/Official Shoe of the NBA”

Signed

Larry Bird

Provenance

Until 1991, in the collection of Cathy and Michael George, Newburyport, MA; 1991, sold at Newburyport YWCA charity auction (October 5, 1991, item #204) to Betsy and Jonathan Woodman, Newburyport, MA; 2007, gift to the MFA from Mrs. Woodman (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Betsy and Jonathan Woodman