I just got a chance to check out some pieces from the Nike Black History Month 2012 collection. I’m not quite sure how long Nike has been releasing product in celebration of BHM, but the first item I remember noticing is the Red/Black/Green Air Force One Low from 2006 that was never sold and only given to key influencers/tastemakers within the African American community. Since then I’ve been keeping an eye out, and every year Nike releases some great product that always tells a great story as well.
This year, Nike Sportswear and Nike Basketball are releasing limited-edition footwear and apparel that celebrates the achievements and pioneering spirit of three teams: the 1996 USA Basketball Women’s team, 2002 Brazil Men’s Soccer team and the 2008 Kenyan Long-Distance Running team. All three leave a legacy of greatness and continue to inspire and uplift their communities.
The 2012 Black History Month collection includes the Nike Zoom KD IV, Nike Kobe VII System and LeBron 9 from Nike Basketball, as well as the Nike Air Force 1, Nike Air Max 1, Nike Blazer and 2012 Nike Huarache Free from Nike Sportswear. In addition to the shoes, select apparel styles—including the Nike Destroyer Jacket, T-shirt and snapback hat —will all release on Nikestore.com this Saturday, February 11.
Check out some pics of the new collection. Spotted at TSS.