Serena Williams’s drive. Kobe Bryant’s historic 81-point game in 2006. Sanya Richards-Ross’ gold-medal-winning 400-meter race. Chris Paul’s off-court drive. These pivotal performances rewrote history and catalyzed community … and serve as the driving inspiration behind Nike’s 2016 “Black History Month” collection.
Since its debut in 2005, the brand’s annual Nike Black History Month collection has evolved from a single Nike Air Force 1 to an extensive product assortment that pays homage to the achievements of black athletes worldwide.
For 2016, with staggered launches running from January to mid-February, the collection features a vibrant cascade of 28 products, spanning across tennis, basketball, football, running, Nike iD and Jordan Brand.
Each is reflected in a vivid Pan African-inspired color palette, with custom geometric motifs.
The collection kicks off with Basketball footwear releases such as the LeBron 13, KD8, Kyrie 2 and Kobe 11. Then, we will see category launches, such as the Air Force 1, Nike Air Footscape Magista and Nike Roshe One from Nike Sportwear; NikeCourt Flare footwear from Tennis; Streak LT 3 footwear from Running; and the Air Jordan 1 Nouveau and AJ1 High for girls from Jordan Brand.
A BHM-themed Magista Obra FG boot and Jordan Spike 40 follow in February…. with BHM apparel consisting of hoodies, T-shirts and shorts.


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