John Wooden was one of America’s top winning college basketball coaches and was the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a coach. Featuring an innovative, lightweight, polyurethane sole that reduces fatigue and improves endurance, this extremely rare Bata x Wilson John Wooden was only available for one year. Today, it is one of the most sought-after sneakers by collectors. This pair was gifted to the Bata Shoe Museum by famed sneaker historian Bobbito Garcia.
Bata x Wilson John Wooden, 1977 / Collection of the Bata Shoe Museum, gift of Bobbito Garcia, S12.0173.AB