People Always Ask Me Why Do I Love Sneakers So Much And i Can Sit Down And Give Them A Million Reasons Why. I Just Received Another Reason. Nike has Created A "Black History Month" Collection With Four Different Models To Celebrate The African-Americans That Made A Difference In The Lives Of Americans no matter the race, religion, size, shape, preference. I Love Sneakers because Sneakers Can Express So Many Meanings Without Saying A Word. I always had a great respect for Nike's work but now I Appreciate It. Here is Nike Official Press Release For The "Black History Month" Collection.
Official Nike Press Release
This year’s Black History Month Nike Air Force 1 celebrates the achievements and pioneering spirit of three important basketball players: Julius Irving, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant. There was a call to greatness for all three players, a moment in time that defined their careers, and changed the course of history for the sport of Basketball. For Dr. J, it was unifying the ABA and NBA with his finesse and high flying style. For Jordan, it was the ’87 Slam Dunk title, the one that made kids all over draw chalk lines to jump from in their backyards. When Kobe scored 81 points in ‘06, it made you question what planet he was from. Each player laid the foundation for the next to elevate the game even further.
The predominantly black upper of this Black History Month AF1 is a nod to the past, because in the early days of the sport of basketball, shoes on the court were almost always black. The hints of gold all around the shoe are reminders of the golden moment we all are striving to achieve. You’ll also find a woodblock cut print around the upper by artist Hele Woodruff, adding another chapter to the pioneer story.
With a premium Stetson leather upper, metal eyelets and accessories, gold stitching, and a clear tinted outsole, you’ll see this isn’t just your average AF1. This is a sneaker that celebrates a powerful pioneering spirit.
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