Karabo Poppy and Nike just collaborated on these INSANE sneakers and we’re super-hyped

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South African multi-award-winning artist, Karabo Poppy Moletsane, has collaborated with Nike on new sneakers from the Air Force 1 Low collection. The Joburg-based artist took to Instagram to announce her collection that came out on  7 November.

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The details on Karabo Poppy’s collab with Nike

The Nike AF1XKaraboPoppy collection is brought to you by Nike By You, a platform within the Nike brand that allows artists to customise sneakers and to showcase their talents through their unique designs.

Karabo Poppy’s collection features three different designs that are inspired by her cultural roots and the ‘vibrance of Africa’. This is evident in the bright colour palette that incorporates the colours of the national flag, the unique African prints and the flower details.

In the post, Karabo Poppy explained: ‘This is more than just a collab… it’s more than just about me… and I can’t wait to share it all with you tomorrow’.

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Here’s where you can shop the Nike x Karabo Poppy collab

The sneakers are available worldwide on Nike By You, and what’s great about the collection is that every pair is customisable! You can choose between three colours for the silhouette, including bronze, yellow and white, as well as add your personal creative flair by incorporating ‘heritage accents’. These include details from comb dubraes (she also drew inspiration from SA’s barber and beauty salon signs) to all-over embroidery patches covering the Swoosh logos.

Side note: ICYMI, a ‘dubrae’ is also known as a ‘lace tag’ or ‘lace jewel’ and refers to an embellishment found on the front of the laces. How cute are these gold comb dubraes?!

 

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It’s not the first time Karabo Poppy has raised the SA flag high

Karabo has recently collaborated with beauty brand, Pond’s, on their limited-edition bags that come with their Pimple Clear range:

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Her work has been seen all over Africa, from the Soweto Towers to the first custom African-themed basketball court:

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She is currently working on a new project with Coca-Cola for World Kindness Day, which is celebrated on 13 November, to help make kindness ‘shareable’:

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We couldn’t be more excited to see this super-hard-working gal (who made the 2019 Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list) collaborating with this global brand.

Shop the Nike AF1XKaraboPoppy sneakers now:

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Karabo Poppy x Nike AF1

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Customise them to your liking or simply add to cart!

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Karabo Poppy X Nike AF1

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These are available in mustard or black, and are both customisable.

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