South African Artist Karabo Poppy creates Air Force 1 Low Collection
Karabo Poppy and Nike By You have created an Air Force 1 Low collection, inspired by Poppy’s South African roots and it’s rich culture. She takes inspiration from traditional African beaded bracelets and the omnipresent beauty salon posters from her hometown of Johannesburg.
Each shoe starts with tumbled leather for its base, but you can add red, orange, green and purple accents, or just cover the upper in one color. You can also add embroidered line graphics, grooming tools like combs and scissors, or patches to any area of the upper. Heel tabs and custom lace dubraes in metallic or matte with Poppy’s signature wordmark graphic can be added as well.
Poppy’s Air Force 1s will be made available for customization on Nike By You on November 7. check out the photo gallery above and pics below for a closer look.