Nike, as is tradition at this point, is honoring Black History Month in a big way with a trio of special shoes expected to go on sale later this month.
Overall, the crop of Black History Month colorways is pretty solid. The LeBron 15, Kyrie 4 and KD 10 all get a fresh look to celebrate the month of February, with black, red and green accents dominating the theme.
Perhaps the best is the Flyknit design on the LeBron 15, which is always striking when you get the right blend of colors.
The special edition of the LeBron 15 has a gold BHM embroidered on the tongue of the shoe and is made from a Flyknit upper with the colors of the Pan-African flag. It’s a striking look, one that fits the theme of the month as well as James’ season-long focus on equality and human rights with his footwear design accents.
The Kyrie 4 also has a similar tone, using the word “equality” prominently on the white shoe with a red and green midsole, also to represent the Pan-African flag.
Kevin Durant’s signature shoe also got a Black History Month makeover, and the KD 10 has a special bit of importance for the Golden State Warriors star.
As Sneaker News points out the date on the shoe, May 6, 2014, was when it was declared Kevin Durant Day in Oklahoma City in recognition for his actions in the community there.
That might be a bit tough for Thunder fans to swallow considering how he left the team and the way they’ve treated him in the following years, but it’s clear the day was important to him if it’s still part of a shoe colorway for him in 2018.