Every year Nike releases a line of shoes commemorating Black History Month. Nike’s 2018 Equality Black History Month collection is released in 2 waves. The upcoming new releases will be available on February 1st (the start of BHM). The brand will continue to support inclusion by debuting products that will inspire athletes to support the movement. While the collection includes apparel and accessories, Proday is bringing you an in depth look at the sneakers. The footwear features black bases with accents of gold or the colors of Pan-African flag. (Pan-Africanism essentially represents the idea of a unified Africa and its descendants). Some shoes are engraved with dates that represent significant moments in Black sports history.
1.Air Vapormax Flyknit BHM $205 Available February 1st
The shoe features a gray knit upper, red and green accents, and laces with gold tips. The date August 20, 1993 honors the day Gail Devers, a track and field athlete, got gold in the IAAF World Championships during the 100-meter hurdle event.
2. Air Force 1 High BHM $130. Available February 5th
These sick high tops has the Equality message printed directly on the shoe. The shoes feature Nike’s first -ever print design on the AF1 High. The black base and white sole allow the Pan-African flag colors to stand out and the gold accents add a nice touch.
3.Air Jordan 1 Flyknit BHM
Next are these shoes that also feature knit detailing as well as the symbolic red & green of the Pan-African flag. Nike adds brilliant detail by incorporating an Ombre affect into the bottom of the sole. The memorable date November 22nd , is printed in the insole. The date commemorates the day Michael Jordan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, is printed on the insole.
The Black History Month collection also includes the Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT, Nike LeBron 15, Nike KD 10, and Nike Kyrie 4 among others. Many basketball players sported some of the sneakers on the court during games prior to the MLK release date. Shown below is the full collection.