Last week, we showcased NSW’s Black History Month collection of footwear and apparel and now we get a look at Nike Basketball’s range of offerings – which will include the Nike Zoom KD IV, Nike Kobe VII System Supreme and LeBron 9 – as well as additional design details, a release date and more.
“The collection celebrates the achievements and pioneering spirit of three important teams: 1996 USA Basketball Women’s team, 2002 Brazil Men’s Soccer team, and the 2008 Kenyan Long-Distance running team. These teams answered the call to greatness and their legacy continues to uplift and inspire their communities.
“NIKE designers developed a signature graphic print and distinct colors that are featured on the shoes. This motif is inspired by the vibrant colors of International African culture, drawing visual cues from Kenyan beads, to the Brazilian Carnivale, to African-American quilt making which originated in the southern United States.
“Select basketball shoes in the 2012 Black History Month collection include the Nike Zoom KD IV, Nike Kobe VII System Supreme and LeBron 9 — all feature the pattern with dark grey as the base color of each shoe.
“In keeping with a tradition of honoring this holiday by giving back to organizations that work to inspire youth towards greatness, NIKE, Inc. will make a financial contribution to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“The Nike Black History Month Collection will be available at select retailers this month and at NikeStore.com beginning February 11.”