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    As worn on Skylab

    Skylab I (SL-2) Backup Commander Rusty Schweickart: Pair of Shoes with Metal Triangular Shoe Cleats on the Bottoms. A pair of high-top, brown canvas lace-up shoes with "Schweickart" and "LH (RH)" printed on the toes. On the bottom is a 4.25" long adjustable track into which is screwed a heavy metal cleat of a triangular shape, blue for left shoe and red for right. The Skylab space station's floors, ceilings, and work stations had a metal grid. These shoe cleats were inserted into the triangle grid and the heels were rotated to lock the cleats to the grid for stability; rotating in the other direction freed the cleats from the grid. Sewn inside each shoe is a cloth label with the following information:

    PORTABLE BOOT RESTRAINT
    P/N: BW-2093-003 (004)-08 LH (RH)
    S/N: 040 SIZE: 10½C
    CREWMAN: SCHWEICKART
    MFD BY: WELSON & CO, INC
    DATE OF MFG: 1-25-73

    SHOE ASSY, PER, LH (RH)
    P/N: BW-2092-001-08
    S/N: 040
    The underside of each cleat has the following information printed:
    P/N: BW-2091-003 (LH) or BW-2091-004 (RH)
    S/N: 018

    These shoes would likely have traveled with Schweickart had he actually flown on the mission. We offered a pair of just the cleats that flew on Skylab II (SL-3) from Jack Lousma back in 2011 and they sold for $1195. This complete pair of shoes, though not flown, is a real prize for the serious collector. Color photo reprints of Alan Bean and Jerry Carr wearing this same type of shoe aboard Skylab are included. Excellent.


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