Today we announced the 2016 Black History Month Collection. This year, the collection includes BHM-inspired pieces across Basketball, Lifestyle, Tennis, Running and more. Since its debut in 2005, the 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.
The Black History Month collection honors and celebrates Black heritage, in sport and beyond, around the world while also providing financial support to Nike’s Ever Higher Fund, which was created to bring mentorship, sport and all of its benefits to African American youth.
Below are the highlights:
- The limited-edition 2016 collection, features a vibrant cascade of 28 products, spanning tennis, basketball, football, running, Nike iD and Jordan Brand.
- Its distinctly global sensibility is reflected in a vivid Pan African-inspired color palette, with custom geometric motifs, that telegraphs the forthcoming competition in Brasil.
- The collection kicks off with Basketball including the LeBron 13, KD8, Kyrie 2 and the Kobe 11 Elite.
- Other category launches include: Air Force 1, Nike Air Footscape Magista and Nike Roshe One footwear from Nike Sportswear; Nike Court Flare footwear from Tennis; Streak LT 3 footwear from Running; and the Jordan Spike 40, Air Jordan 1 Nouveau and AJ1 High for girls from Jordan Brand. A BHM-themed Nike iD Roshe One and Magista Obra FG Cleat follow in February. BHM apparel comprises hoodies, T-shirts and shorts.
The BHM Collection will be available globally at nike.com and select retail locations beginning Jan. 18.