Driving Shoes Worn by Ken Block in "Gymkhana Five," circa 2012

Summary

Rally driver Ken Block redefined motorsport with his wildly popular Gymkhana films. Each of the ten videos featured Block performing elaborate stunts in exciting locations, and together they racked up hundreds of millions of views online. Block wore these shoes -- made by DC Shoes, a company he co-founded in 1994 -- while filming 2012's Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco.

Rally driver Ken Block redefined motorsport with his wildly popular Gymkhana films. Each of the ten videos featured Block performing elaborate stunts in exciting locations, and together they racked up hundreds of millions of views online. Block wore these shoes -- made by DC Shoes, a company he co-founded in 1994 -- while filming 2012's Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco.

Artifact

Shoes (Footwear)

Date Made

circa 2012

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.141.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ken Block.

Material

Cloth
Rubber (Material)
Velcro (TM)

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)
Lime (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 6.5 in

Length: 12 in

Inscriptions

inside shoes, on bottom: BLOCK on back of shoes: DC

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