In celebration of Black History Month, Nike has released official images of the 2017 BHM collection. This annual offering encompasses basketball, training, and lifestyle releases, providing a diverse selection of kicks for true sneakerheads. In the past BHM releases have featured Afrocentric themes such as kente cloth. Recent offerings have maintained a more vibrant hue to offset the subtleness of the kicks. This year black, white, and gold are the only shades to make the cut. As a result, Nike’s 2017 BHM Collection is classier than ever before.
SNEAKERS: LeBron 14 BHM, Kyrie 3 BHM, KD 9 BHM
Contributing to Nike’s Basketball sector, 3 of Nike’s premier athletes are scheduled to drop tricolor makeovers. The Nike LeBron 14, Kyrie 3, and KD 9 come equipped with modern technology, allowing you to flourish on the hardwood. The LeBron 14 takes a white/silver approach, accented by hits of gold. Complete with a translucent sole, Bron’s kicks are the iciest from the Basketball collection. The Kyrie 3 boasts a primarily black upper but is detailed by a marble-like sole. A milky conglomeration of white/black creates a stunning contrast, suitable for Black History Month. Lastly, the KD 9 is reminiscent of a black and white cookie. While the upper features a pristine white base, the heel portion is consumed by a deep black. Likewise, gold branding is found on the tongue, midsole, and surrounding the Swoosh.
SNEAKER: Air Force 1 Low BHM
It’s official. Low cut Air Force 1’s are officially back. Though some may argue they never went out of style, mass production of this silhouette was slowed at one point. The marble like bottom from the Kyrie 3 BHM has been implemented across this sneaker’s entirety. A gold seal has been placed on the tongue, pairing well with the Nike Air branding at the heel.
SNEAKER: Nike Air Force 1 High BHM
The most stunning Air Force 1 High makeover (IMO) by far is the Nike Air Force 1 High BHM. Premium black leather engulfs the sneaker. Gold accents are found on the tongue, breathability holes, and ankle support. The strap reads, “Equality”, which is extremely relevant in our society’s current state. Marble print covers the midsole/outsole creating a unique appeal.
SNEAKER: NikeCourt Flare BHM
For the first time in Nike BHM history, a Women’s tennis shoe has been added to the lineup. What better athlete than Serena Williams to carry the torch? Offering lightweight lockdown support, the sneaker moves with the wearer creating a customized fit. A distinguishing gold Swoosh overlaps a black/white upper. This marble printed rendition rests atop a pristine white sole.
SNEAKER: LunarEpic Flyknit BHM
A soft Lunararlon midsole delivers a smooth, fluid feel. A pressure-mapped outsole provides more precise cushioning for strenuous physical activity. There isn’t a whole lot of pizazz associated with the LunarEpic but they’re worth a second look. Black Flyknit is contrasted with an iconic, gold swoosh. Finished atop a while sole, consumers are given another quality product.
Look For Nike’s BHM Collection to drop February 16th, at select Nike retailers. Per usual there’s an associated line of apparel if you’re interested in a more complete look.
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