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Venus Williams Game-Used & Signed Custom Reebok Tennis Shoes. 2001 Acura Classic (Champion).
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A Pair of Venus Williams’ Game-Used & Signed Custom Reebok Tennis Shoes dating to the 2001 WTA Acura Classic in Carlsbad, CA. These shoes were custom designed exclusively for Venus Williams, and were worn during match play by the 7x Grand Slam Champion. Each shoe has been hand-signed by Venus in black marker, and these shoes were donated for charity by Venus. Upon close inspection, you will come to find these shoes in the following condition: The shoes show significant wear and age. Discoloration exists throughout, most notably to the fabric portions of the left shoe, as well as the rubber section to the front toe and sole. This piece of rubber has discolored to a gum-like color, but would have originally been white, you can see the fading pattern during inspection. There are markings throughout, as well as strong signs of use. The sole tread has worn down significantly in areas. The signatures remain solid and clear for their age. The insoles have been removed by Venus. Structurally, the shoes are in very good condition. Nice signs of use throughout.
Please take a moment to review the authentication notes provided, as well as the provided photographs:
1. Custom designed and fitted for Venus by Reebok.
2. “Venus Williams” detail to inner size labels.
3. Shoes are marked as a size US 11.5, however these are believed to have been custom fitted to Venus’ feet.
4. “Venus” embroidery detail to heel of each shoe.
5. Hard court soles.
6. Signed by Venus in black marker to the outside of each shoe.
7. Appropriate Reebok identifiers throughout.
A superb Venus Williams example dating to the 2001 season. Originally donated by Venus for charity, with known match details dating to the 2001 Acura Classic where Venus defeated Monica Seles 6-2, 6-3 in the Final to claim the title in Carlsbad, CA.