A Pakistani artist Haider Ali is being appreciated on social media for painting a pair of Nike shoes with authentic truck art designs.

Ali paints the familiar motifs of flowers and kohl-rimmed eyes over the shoes. His craft is unique. Ali explained how he began his journey as a shoe artist. He takes plain Nike shoes and paints them over with authentic truck art designs.

The painting shows the various wonders of Pakistan’s vibrant cultural landscape.


His craft was widely appreciated on social media.

Ali previously made headlines after he honoured George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement with a stunning mural in June 2020. “Hum kaaley hain tou kia hua, dil waley hain (So what if we’re dark-skinned? We’ve got big hearts),” reads the mural. It also features another saying that goes, “Goron ki na kaalon ki, Dunya dil walon ki’ (This world belongs neither to whites or blacks, only for those with big hearts).”