This Guy Reimagined His Favorite Shoes as Sleek Planters

Kelly Allen
Photo credit: @altheprofessor/br_wksp
Photo credit: @altheprofessor/br_wksp

From House Beautiful

Ever love a pair of shoes so much that you want to incorporate it into your home decor? Well, one designer took his love for Nike sneakers and reimagined them as a decorative home for plants.

Twitter user @altheprofessor shared photos of black-and-white planters he made inspired by his favorite shoes: Nike Air Force 1 (AF1)s. The pots are made of polypropylene with recycled leather and a synthetic exterior. They feature real deubrés (a term coined by Nike for ornamental shoelace tags)and heel tabs from used AF1 shoes. As far as sizing goes, the planters come in two options with the smaller at about 5.5 inches and the medium one 7 inches wide.

The Nike-inspired shoes are actually available to buy online through the Twitter user’s website Br_wksp, or Bedroom Workshop. The company is “a collective of bedroom tinkerers exploring homeware through a different lens,” according to its website. It specializes in custom homewares and offers multifaceted design services. The products the company releases are all designed and handmade in London.

Unfortunately, it looks like both the black and white AF1 planters–priced for around $87–are already sold out. The good news is that you can get on the company’s mailing list to be notified when they release new products. There’s already a tease on the website for a new product that looks like a planter made from the bottom of a shoe. So clever!

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