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Nike Basketball Releases Their “Black History Month” Collection

Submitted by on February 4, 2012 – 3:13 pm5 Comments
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There are lots and lots of ways to celebrate Black History Month in February. For instance, you can make it a point to try and learn more about some of the black Americans out there who have worked to make this a better country. Or, you can take a look back at the past and try and learn one new thing every single day about the black history that has taken place in the United States. Or, at the very least, you can check blogs like Dr. Jay’s Live to read more about black history and Black History Month. The choice is yours. But, please: Do something this month to increase your knowledge about black history in this country.

Okay, now that we’ve said that, we want to show you Nike Basketball‘s brand-new “Black History Month” collection. First things first: We’re fully aware that this is commercialism at its’ finest. Releasing some black sneakers and calling them a “Black History Month” collection isn’t exactly the best way to celebrate black history. But, the sneakers that Nike is releasing in the collection are pretty dope, so we’re going to show them to you anyway. On February 11, Nike will be releasing the Nike Zoom Kobe VII, the Nike LeBron 9, and the Nike Zoom KD IV in special “Black History Month” colorways that feature geometric patterns on different parts of each sneaker. They also have a special “BHM” logo on the tongue to signify that they are a part of the “Black History Month” collection.

Normally, we wouldn’t necessarily make sneakers like these must-haves. But each of these sneakers benefits greatly from the “BHM” treatment. We’re sure we’re going to see a bunch of other “BHM” sneaker collections, too, but if you’re going to buy one this year, make it this one. And while you’re at it, make sure you think about why these sneakers even exist in the first place. If you do, we’re sure you’ll be inspired to go and read something—anything—about black history. And by encouraging you to do that, these sneakers have done their job.

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