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The Speedbird Ankara Print Men's Two-Tone Sneaker

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About The Art

As you would have come to realise African fabric tends to incorporate patterns and symbols which have interpretations and meanings. The same applies for this print which has also gained more over its years in existence. Here are some of them.

THE MEANINGS BEHIND THE SYMBOL

Hirondelle: This is the french word for the Swallow bird. Swallows are a symbol of good luck.

In Togo the pattern was nicknamed ‘ Air Afrique’ because the fabric was, at one time, used in the uniform of the local airline company in the 70’s.

Sika Wo Antaban  means ‘Money has Wings’. In Ghana the pattern refers to the transience of riches: rich today, poor tomorrow, for money, if one is not careful, will fly away like a bird. This fabric encourages people to make good financial investments.

The Igbo people of Nigeria call the print ‘ Eneke’ referencing a proverb from famous Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s ‘Things Fall Apart’, where he explains that “Eneke the bird says that since men have learned to shoot without missing, he has learned to fly without perching.”

Designed in Africa

Product Details

With a textured upper mesh and dual side faux leather detail, our Two Tone Sneaker has an attractive head turning design made with a soft, smooth and resilient foam that is lightweight.

  • Breathable flyknit, soft insole
  • Dual side faux leather detail
  • Low-cut, flexible
  • Lace-up closure
  • Printed, cut, and handmade

Size & Fit

  • Runs TTS
  • See size chart

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