Brooklyn activist collaborates with Nike
Nike is now out with a new shoe inspired by a subway car.
Asha Boston is the woman behind the design. She was born and bred in Bed-Stuy. Now, you can walk a mile or more in her shoes.
"It all started to hit me that you're creating something that doesn't just represent you but it represents your neighborhood," says Boston.
Boston was always interested in fashion and is currently filming a documentary on Brooklyn's gentrification. She says her inspiration was close to home.
"Something about the hues of oranges instantly reminded me of the seats on the A train," says Boston.
The shoes retail for $180 on Nike's website until Sept. 1. She is pledging to give all her earnings to her nonprofit helping local girls.