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    As worn on Skylab

    Skylab I (SL-2) Backup Pilot Bruce McCandless II: Pair of Shoes with Metal Triangular Shoe Cleats on the Bottoms. A pair of high-top, brown canvas lace-up shoes with "Mc Candless" 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 for mobility. Sewn inside each shoe is a cloth label with the following information:

    PORTABLE BOOT RESTRAINT
    P/N: BW-2093-003 (004)-13 LH (RH)
    S/N: 038 SIZE: 8½C
    CREWMAN: McCANDLESS
    MFD BY: WELSON & CO, INC
    DATE OF MFG: 1-25-73

    SHOE ASSY, PFR, LH (RH)
    P/N: BW-2092-001-13
    S/N: 038

    The underside of each cleat has the following information printed:
    P/N: BW-2091-003 (LH) or BW-2091-004 (RH)
    S/N: 038

    These shoes would likely have traveled with McCandless had he actually flown on the mission. This complete pair of shoes, though not flown, is a real prize for the serious collector. Excellent.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    11th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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