Adidas Sneakers, worn by B-Girl Laneski

Description (Brief)
B-Girl Laneski, (born Lane Davey), wore these shoes around 1984-1985. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1970. Later moving to Seattle, she enrolled in a breakdancing class in 1983, taught by the Seattle Circuit Breakers. The group was impressed with her dancing skills and subsequently gave her the name LaneSki. A pioneer in the male dominated Hip Hop world, Laneski was one of the first female breakdancers to master and develop many of the dance moves created in the early 1980s. These Three Stripe Basketball model sneakers were popular with hip hop artists such as Run-DMC in the 1980s.
Currently not on view

Object Details

Data Source
National Museum of American History
B-Girl Laneski
date made
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 8 in x 10 in; 10.16 cm x 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name
shoes, pair of