Nike Basketball “Black History Month” 2013 Collection

January 15, 2013 | 14

The big 3 over at Nike has officially unveiled their 2013 Black History Month Collection. The Nike LeBron 10, Kobe 8, and KD 5 will be in the forefront. These these models will sport geometric motif throughout the upper. The simple color way consists of a combination of black, white, and orange. Other Nike Basketball models includes the Lunar Force, AF1 Downtown, and Dunk Sky Hi. The Nike Basketball “BHM” 2013 Collection will release on January 21st. Check out the official press release and photos below. Let us know in the comment section below which model is a definite cop for you.

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Black History Month represents many things. Civic leadership, social stewardship, community activation and much more.

Nike recognizes the importance of this meaningful month with not only a product collection, but a larger recognition of the power of sports to impact society.  The 2013 Nike Black History Month Collection mantra, “Be Bold. Be True.” celebrates three athletes fearless in action and fueled by a purpose.

Consisting of seven shoes, two t-shirts, a Destroyer jacket, Nike Elite socks and 5-panel hat, the 2013 Nike BHM Collection will debut beginning January 26.  A consistent design aesthetic weaves through each product in the collection, with a color palette including black, grey and brown highlighted in orange. The color orange is particularly meaningful with its bold hue and tie to Nike’s DNA since its 1972 inception.

Now more than ever, athletes at all levels have a unique ability to extend their voice beyond sports. Soccer superstar Didier Drogba, tennis legend Serena Williams and basketball phenom Kevin Durant provide creative inspiration for the product collection based on their commitment to giving back to their communities.

All three athletes are celebrated in this year’s collection with each having an individual logo created. Drogba with a light bulb morphed with soccer ball, representing his ongoing involvement in bringing solar light bulbs to impoverished areas in Africa.  Williams’ icon consists of a tennis ball emanating with lighting bolts, showing how she empowers young women, especially through the secondary school she helped build in Kenya.  Durant’s icon represents hopes and dreams of young athletes, with a basketball hoop merging with a cloud formation, a nod to the support he has given to his hometown recreation center in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, a place he attributes for helping him realize his own dreams. The three icons are infused into a distinct Nike BHM print pattern that appears throughout the collection.

The collection is a dual effort between Nike Sportswear lifestyle product and Nike Basketball performance product.  Nike Sportswear BHM shoes include the Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Hi, Nike Dunk Sky Hi and Nike Air Force 1 Downtown.  Nike Basketball shoes complete the BHM collection with special versions of the KD V, LEBRON X and KOBE 8 SYSTEM; all three featuring black, grey and orange with the signature Nike BHM print.  These signature shoes will debut on court during pro basketball’s Martin Luther King Jr. tribute day on Monday, January 21 .

In keeping with a tradition of honoring organizations that give back and inspire youth, NIKE, Inc. will make a financial contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America with proceeds from the Nike BHM Collection.

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Comments (14)

  1. I like the Kobes and LeBrons.

  2. dotsupreme

    lebrons but if i cant get them no stress

  3. MikeyDrums86

    NOT FEELIN ANY OF EM NEVER LIKED THE BhM COLLECTIONS. SAVING ME MONEY THANKS NIKE(FOR ONCE). SAVING MY MONEY FOR THE ASG KD’S AND LEBRONS HOPEFULLY THEY DONT DISAPPOINT ME!!

  4. omar najeeb

    All look kinda good to me. Try to cop pro’ly 3 of’em. For me blac n orange,when done right, is an imperial colorway for a shoe

  5. These are pretty bad…

  6. Bryson

    Kds and Kobe’s!!!!! Where can we copped these? I’m from Hawaii do we outta luck

  7. DeathOverDesigner

    Not feeling any of these, last years black history month collection was much better

  8. Yae for the Lebrons and the orange lunar forces. I didn’t like the lunar forces at first but I appreciate what Nike is trying to do with them. AF1′s have never been comfortable so it’s nice to see Nike actually making them comfortable.

  9. SWAGGG KING DOE....

    swagg I’m bout to get the KD V’S DOE MY 4TH PAIR OF THE YEAR

  10. Brandon haley

    KOBE’S !!!!!! Where can I cop me a pair????

  11. Guess Who?

    Yes to lunar forces and not too bad on Kobe’s and foam forces and women’s dunks

  12. Tylan James

    Cop kobe 8 BHM

  13. Zitoun

    After a looonnnng research i finally found the BHM JACKET on Ebay… but not in the good size!!! :(
    Any idea where i can found it in XL???

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