A pair of Nike ZOOM + MAX "Equality" basketball shoes game-worn by LeBron James. The shoes are made from synthetic fabric upper and other manmade materials. The left shoe is all white, and the right is entirely black. Shoes are tongue-less high-tops with elasticated ankles and pull loops for pulling the shoes on. Both front loops have an impression of Roman numerals XV. The fabric of the shoes is stitched into a diamond pattern except at the heel, where gold embroidery spells out the word [EQUALITY]. Below the embroidery, the plastic sole extends up the back of the heel. Plastic sole extended up the back of the heel is decorated with a gold Nike-brand "swoosh" symbol and has [12/17 1st half] written in black marker on both shoes. Number on sole of left shoe reads  and number on sole of right shoe reads [LRJSFG23].
National Museum of African American History and Culture