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Black platform ankle boots worn by Bootsy Collins

A pair of black leather platform boots worn by Bootsy Collins. The ankle-length boots are made in a high-top sneaker style with wide tongues. The outside and inside quarter panels of the shoes have a textured black patent leather panel that also outlines the lacing. Six (6) metal grommets with engraved text "NEW ROCK" around the hole are attached with black leather loops to form the eyelets for the black cotton cord shoelaces. The aglets of the laces are a clear plastic with the words "NEW ROCK" printed in white text. A metal medallion with engraved text reading "LIVE THE FORCE / OF NATURE" is attached to the shoelace at the front of the lacing panel. Black rubber panels with a series of textur ...
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ca. 1990
Leather, rubber, metal, and cotton cord shoelaces with plastic aglets
31.8 x 12.7 x 31.1 cm
Image and text © National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2020