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Sneakers worn by Julius Dr. J Erving and inscribed to Doc Stanley

Smithsonian Institution,


A pair of white and red Converse sneakers worn and autographed by Julius Erving. The sneakers are predominantly white with red stars and red chevrons on both sides. Printed in red ink on the outward facing side of the shoes is: [DR J]. The laces are white and run from the edge of the vamp to the top of the tongue. The tongue is white with red lettering that reads: [All Star / Converse].The interior is red. The back top portion of the shoe has a red background with the Converse logo in red and white. The rubber soles are white with a thatched pattern and an imprint that reads: [Converse / All Star / Made In USA]. Both sneakers are signed in black ink on the outward facing side. The proper left side of the left shoe (2015.115.1a) has Erving's signature and reads: [Julius Erving / # 6]. The proper right side of the right shoe (2015.115.1b) reads: [To Mel from / "Dr J" 3/81].
Medium: leather, rubber and cloth
Dimensions: H x W (2015.115.1a left): 7 × 4 1/2 in. (17.8 × 11.4 cm) ; H x W (215.115.1b right): 7 3/16 × 4 1/2 in. (18.3 × 11.4 cm)
Object number: 2015.115.1ab
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Subject of: Philadelphia 76ers, American, founded 1963
Manufactured by: Converse, American, founded 1908
Worn by: Julius Erving, American, born 1950
Signed by: Julius Erving, American, born 1950
Received by: "Doc" Stanley, American
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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