Pair of "Satellite" Jumping Shoes
Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
Metal, textile, rubber
Patented June 18, 1968
5 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 10 in. (14.6 x 11.7 x 25.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Harry Greenberger
Pair of identical, tall, two-tiered red and white metal shoes with ovoid plates sandwiching three springs each. Lower flat plate in white resting on three applied rubber ring feet. Set of three red springs, one large at heel, two smaller at toe, held to top of white plate by opposing pairs of integrated metal tabs. Springs fastened to underside of red foot plate in the same manner as the base. Adjustable sliding mechanism in white forms the heel and is fastened to the footplate by one metal screw at its center. Flat green braided belt with metal buckle threaded through heel at sides. Elongated semi-spherical applied red toe cap rests atop cantilevered footplate and steps outward at sides. Circular rubber plug protrudes through top center of toe cap.
Condition: Very good
George Pierce (American, active mid-20th century). Pair of "Satellite" Jumping Shoes, Patented June 18, 1968. Metal, textile, rubber, 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 10 in. (14.6 x 11.7 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harry Greenberger, 2010.51a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2010.51a-b.jpg)
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