Guys, LeBron *damn* James just gave Karabo Poppy a lil S/O on Instagram

If you didn’t guess, it’s about his Nikes ?

ICYMI, Nike By You has joined forces with award-winning illustrator and local street artist Karabo Poppy to design the latest collection of Air Force 1s… And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, LeBron James posted an Insta story of him wearing the kicks.

And we are out here like…

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If there is ANYONE in this wide world that you would want to be wearing your sneakers, it’s him.

 

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The illustrator added her touch to the iconic kicks, inspired by her roots and the diverse culture in our beautiful country.

This is evident in the detail on each of the shoes – from the symbols to the vivid palettes and the patterns. There are literal African beaded bracelets with vibrant colours present.

See the collection here:

 

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The Karabo Poppy X Nike Air Force 1 collection is SOLD OUT?! Not 1, not 2 but 3 Air Force 1 designs I got to CREATE with home (Africa – South Africa) as the source of inspiration. A true honour to be partnering with #NikeByYou to give you the opportunity to customise my design on the site too. This became more than just a collab! The reach for African artists is expanding exponentially and I am filled with so much joy to create a first of its kind here with @Nike, where a sneaker design that has been a part of my life and the life of my family, community and the that of people I look up to has a variation designed by me ?. This hasn’t become real for me yet but can be real for you when you order it online – available worldwide on the Nike site ✍?????????????????????????! Link in bio! Thank you to every person that was part of getting me here, I will keep on honouring your support daily. — — — #KaraboPoppy #KaraboPoppyXNike #KaraboPoppyAirForce1 #KaraboByYou #Nike #AirForce1 #Illustration #Design #WomenInIllustration #AfricanAesthetic

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She even drew inspiration from the South African barber and beauty salons’ signs that line the streets of our beloved country.

 

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The Karabo Poppy X Nike Air Force 1 collection is SOLD OUT! Even designed patches on the shoe for you??‍♀️! Not 1, not 2 but 3 Air Force 1 designs I got to CREATE with home (Africa – South Africa) as the source of inspiration. A true honour to be partnering with #NikeByYou to give you the opportunity to customise my design on the site too. This became more than just a collab! The reach for African artists is expanding exponentially and I am filled with so much joy to create a first of its kind here with @Nike, where a sneaker design that has been a part of my life and the life of my family, community and the that of people I look up to has a variation designed by me ?. This hasn’t become real for me yet but can be real for you when you order it online – available worldwide on the Nike site ✍?????????????????????????! Link in bio! Thank you to every person that was part of getting me here, I will keep on honouring your support daily. — — — #KaraboPoppy #KaraboPoppyXNike #KaraboPoppyAirForce1 #KaraboByYou #Nike #AirForce1 #Illustration #Design #WomenInIllustration #AfricanAesthetic

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These are the sneakers that LeBron James was loving on the ‘Gram.

 

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The Karabo Poppy X Nike Air Force 1 collection is SOLD OUT! Not 1, not 2 but 3 Air Force 1 designs I got to CREATE with home (Africa – South Africa) as the source of inspiration. A true honour to be partnering with #NikeByYou to give you the opportunity to customise my design on the site too. This became more than just a collab! The reach for African artists is expanding exponentially and I am filled with so much joy to create a first of its kind here with @Nike, where a sneaker design that has been a part of my life and the life of my family, community and the that of people I look up to has a variation designed by me ?. This hasn’t become real for me yet but can be real for you when you order it online – available worldwide on the Nike site ✍?????????????????????????! Link in bio! Thank you to every person that was part of getting me here, I will keep on honouring your support daily. — — — #KaraboPoppy #KaraboPoppyXNike #KaraboPoppyAirForce1 #KaraboByYou #Nike #AirForce1 #Illustration #Design #WomenInIllustration #AfricanAesthetic

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Behold: the S/O of all S/Os:

Guys, we are literally so shook and so proud of the talent coming out of this country.

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