A Brooklyn resident and aspiring filmmaker helped create a limited edition sneaker for Nike and she was inspired by something close to her heart.
Asha Boston’s version of the Nike Air Max is called the R-46.
Boston was one of 28 New Yorkers selected to create their own sneaker as part of a partnership between Nike and “We Are Cultivator”, a platform for artists interested in shoe design.
The 27-year-old said her shoe was inspired by the R46 MTA metro car that runs on Line A.
She said the color scheme was a direct reflection of the car’s orange seats, and the blue was a nod to the blue of the subway map above the seats.
“The A train connected the black community of Harlem to the black community of Bed-Stuy in 1936 when the line was extended and I thought it was just a perfect couple to accompany the story of the documentary I’m working on. , “Boston said.
Boston’s first documentary series is called “A Time Before Kale” and explores the history of struggling black neighborhoods amid gentrification.
The sneakers are now on sale on the Nike website until September 1.
There will also be a pop-up shop during a block party on August 24 from 4 to 8.
It will be located along Hancock between Throop and Tompkins avenues in Bed-Stuy.