A pair of classic Asics trainers, embellished with the dinstinctive blue and red version of the brand’s famous logo, which were personally owned and worn by Bruce Lee during the early 1970s.
Bruce often wore these comfortable, durable and versatile running shoes whilst training with students and rehearsing fight-routines for his groundbreaking motion pictures. A series of photos taken on the set of Game of Death clearly shows Bruce wearing the trainers during run-throughs of the climactic martial arts sequence with basketball sensation, Kareem Adbul Jabbar.
These trainers come directly from the personal collection of Norman Borine, who was both the creator and curator of the famous ‘World of Bruce Lee Museum’, a 15,000 square-foot exhibition space just off Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles. In recognition of his work in celebrating Bruce Lee’s legacy, Linda Lee allowed Norman to keep a selection of collectibles, including these historic trainers, at the end of the exhibtion.