For years, Nike has celebrated Black History Month and has been honoring phenomenal black athletic individuals who have carved their mark in history. Since its debut in 2005, the annual 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, the collection features a vibrant cascade of 28 products, spanning tennis, basketball, football, running, Nike iD and Jordan Brand.
The 2016 Black History Month collection is inspired by exceptional individuals like Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, Sanya Richards-Ross, and Chris Paul, whose performances and breaking sports records have redefined and rewrote the history of sports.
The collection kicks off with Basketball footwear releases including the LEBRON 13, KD8, KYRIE 2 and the KOBE 11. Signature models from Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant will also be offered in youth sizes. Other category launches include: Air Force 1, Nike Air Footscape Magista and Nike Roshe One (including an additional BHM-themed Roshe One Nike iD offering) from Nike Sportswear; 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 FGboot and Jordan Spike 40 follow in February. BHM apparel comprises hoodies, T-shirts and shorts.
The Black History Month collection will also be providing financial support to Nike’s Ever Higher Fund, a charity created to help underprivileged youth become leaders through sports. This year, Nike will be supporting numerous national and local organizations that provide services to underrepresented youth, including African American youth, through community development, coaching, city league sport programs, and early childhood development programs. Long-time partners include the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, National Head Start and Coach Across America.
The collection will be available this January at Nike Park SM MOA and The Fort; Nike Stadium Glorietta and Rockwell; Forum Greenhills; Titan Glorietta 5, Uptown, Ronac, Shangri-la Mall, Taft, Two Parkade, Molito; and online sites www.titan22.com and www.zalora.com.
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