Nike Unveils Black History Month Collection

With February around the corner, Nike is celebrating Black History Month with unique silhouettes commemorating leaders in sport who have positively influenced culture and encouraged social advancement.

The models honor six athletes and coaches, while building context upon the athletes and sports the original models were made for, including Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Kyrie Irving.

The athletes and coaches honored for their positive efforts within their respective sports are: skateboarder Theotis Beasley, FC Schalke 04 defender Kevin-Prince Boateng, Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice, track star Brianna Rollins, and coaching greats C. Vivian Stringer and John Thompson.

Slated for a Jan. 17 starting point, there will be twelve releases for footwear across various sports. Sporting a stark black and white palette, the kente cloth patterning brings subtle warmth, with a touch of royalty and power. The three different prints are mix and matched for unparalleled looks.

Aside from the standout individual Nike and Jordan basketball series, the Air Max 1, Air Force 1 Duckboot, SB Dunk, and Mercurial Superfly all get the BHM treatment.

Two women-specific models, Air Max 1 Ultra and Air Force 1 Ultra Force, are also featured in the celebratory line for 2015.

A percentage of proceeds will go to the donor-advised Even Higher Fund, which supports organizations that encourage maximization of potential in underserved youth through sport.

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