Nike has been paying tribute to Black History Month ever since 2005, introducing some of the most creative and ingenious collection of kicks every year in order to commemorate this annual observance. Considering that this year’s BHM Collection will mark the Nike release 2016 of 14 different kicks over the course of January and February, it is obvious that Nike has gone all out in 2016. Nike drew inspiration for the collection from three of their most ardent and earnest athletes, namely Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, and Serena Williams. For the sake of the integrity of the illustrious spirit of Black History Month, Nike was inspired by the paramount dedication and hard work of these three athletes.
Foremost, three of Nike’s leading and most popular models from their own respective signature series, namely the KD 8, Kobe 11, Kyrie 2 and the LeBron 13, will be a part of the Swoosh’s BHM collection. The celebratory renditions have been redefined by silhouette, with all-Black uppers that are topped with colorful tribal-themed accents, along varying logos, outsoles, overlays and straps.
The Air Force 1, which was the first model that Nike Sportswear utilized to kick off their annual BHM series, is also a part of the collection. This year’s collection also includes the Air Footscape Magista, Roshe Run, and even a NIKEiD graphic option for the celebrated Rosche that had been designed by Dylan Raasch. Some of Nike’s other additions include the Magista Obra FG and the Streak LT 3.
Of course, Jordan Brand also made their own contribution to the collection, despite keeping things simplified, by including versions of their first-ever model. From Jordan Brand, “BHM” iterations of the Air Jordan 1, a GS-exclusive Air Jordan 1 High and the Air Jordan 1 High Nouveau have been added to this collection, while an Air Jordan Spike 40 “BHM” is also a part of it.
Apart from the fact that these kicks are dope, another reason to cop pairs from this collection is because all the proceeds will be collected in Nike’s Ever Higher Fund and be utilized for the benefits of young African American athletes. With 14 different sneakers include in this the 2016 Nike Black History Month Collection; it would be impossible to state a single date for the Nike release 2016 of all them. In fact, the first four Nike signature silhouettes mentioned above arrive on January 18th, which is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
January 18 – Kyrie 2 “BHM”, 828375-099
January 18 – KD 8 “BHM”, 824420-090
January 18 – Lebron 13 “BHM”, 828377-910
January 18 – Kobe 11 Elite Low “BHM”, 822522-914
January 18 – Air Jordan 1 Nouveau “BHM”, 836749-045
January 18 – Jordan Westbrook 0 Premium “BHM”, 838817-035
January 18 – Jordan Horizon Premium “BHM”, 822333-022
January 23 – Air Force 1 High “BHM”
January 23 – Roshe One “BHM”
January 23 – NikeCourt Flare “BHM”
January 23 – Girls Air Jordan 1 “BHM”, 739640-045