Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.326.2
Dimensions: 6 ⅝ in X 4 ⅜ in
Dimensions (Metric): 15.24 cm X 10.16 cm
Credit Line: Gift of John Stiastny
Skechers brand pair of men's brown/black leather boots, covered in dust.
NYPD Officer John Stiastny arrived at the World Trade Center site early in the afternoon of 9/11. Struck by falling debris soon after, he sustained a broken leg and injuries to his neck. Like many who responded, he saved his boots as a reminder of what he had experienced.