Once upon a time, in a land quite afar,
Between the great Atlantic
And the vast Sahara,
Lived the greatest shoemaker that had ever been.
‘‘Twas the morning after the full moon
A time, most opportune,
When in a gust of wind
Appeared a travelling magician
With quite the imagination.
He laid out his objects,
Some incense and magical stones
Together they set their intentions,
Through a puff of smoke,
Their creation beholden
The flat, heeled, and platformed, pointy shoe.
Available in a wide variety of colours,
We invite you to select your preferred hue.
Celebrating the elegance of the babouche shoe, a traditionally North African silhouette which has been co-opted, embraced, and reappropriated in West Africa. Kkerele and Tobi Onabolu have joined forces to reimagine this classic silhouette in a contemporary style, designed and made with love.
The collection features three unique silhouettes: the classic flat soled babouche; a version with Kkerele’s iconic heel; and a third version with a cushioned platform, for elevated comfort and quirky style.
In an attempt to reduce waste and encourage a behavioural shift towards slower and more sustainable fashion practices, this collaboration prioritises available leathers from Mushin Leather Market.