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Adidas Sneakers, worn by B-Girl Laneski

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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.
Location
Currently not on view
user
B-Girl Laneski
maker
Adidas
date made
1984
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
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
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ID Number
2006.0192.02
accession number
2006.0192
catalog number
2006.0192.02
subject
Hip-Hop
place made
France