Nike Drops Black History Month Shoe Collection

Nike Drops Black History Month Shoe Collection

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On January 18, Nike is releasing some Black History Month-themed signature shoes from the game’s best athletes. I’m going to break down each shoe from this powerful ‘Black History Month’ pack.

Kyrie 2

The wildly popular Kyrie 2 has been changing the game — seriously. And the most dynamic point guard in the game just got another unique colorway for his new shoe. Fit your feet in festive African colors, and light up the game in traditional African style with the Nike Kyrie 2 ‘BHM’ on Monday.

LeBron 13

In the wide circle of sneakerheads, the LeBron 13 is widely hyped or widely disliked. While the naysayers like the overall thought and design put into the shoe, they believe the colors aren’t bright enough. However, people in favor of this colorway say it’s a unique twist on tradition, and shouldn’t be knocked for staying true to African culture. After all, it is a Black History Month shoe. What’s your opinion? Let us know in the comments below.

Kobe 11

For the flashiest take on Nike’s ‘BHM’ offerings, look no further than the Kobe 11s. With a bright blue toe that morphs into a multicolor design as it reaches the heel and white midsole and Swoosh for contrast, these shoes stand out and leave a message.

KD 8

KD’s take on Black History Month is a bold one — dark on top, and bright on the bottom. Traditional African tribal colors are placed on the swoosh, shoestrings, and outer tongue. The midsole is white with a colorful egg speckled print, the air sole unit is clear blue, and the sole is icy translucent rubber.
Remember, all of the shoes will be available January 18 at 10 am ET. The Kobe 11s are available in Men’s sizes only, but the other three are offered in Kid’s sizes. Which of these signature shoes in the Black History Month pack will most likely be added to your collection? Let us know below.

This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

This Weekend’s Can’t-Miss Releases

Each week, we’ll break down the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of the shoe, and give you the scoop on their newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest releases. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this weekend:

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ADIDAS ‘YEAR OF THE FIRE MONKEY’ COLLECTION

JAN. 15 AT 10 AM ET

  • ADIDAS D ROSE 6 – MEN’S $139.99, GRADE SCHOOL $109.99
  • ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 – MEN’S $104.99
  • ADIDAS WALL 2 – MEN’S $114.99

adidas is starting 2016 with a collection inspired by the Chinese New Year: ‘The Year of the Fire Monkey.’ The monkey, for those unfamiliar with the Chinese calendar, is the zodiac for this year, and it’s happening for the first time since 2004. The blue on the shoes are an obvious influence from this year’s zodiac colors. The personality of the monkey is described as enthusiastic and innovative — much like these shoes. Note that the D Rose 6 is available in Grade School sizes, in addition to Men’s.

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ADIDAS ‘BLACK HISTORY MONTH’ COLLECTION
JAN. 15 AT 10 AM ET

  • ADIDAS D ROSE 6 – MEN’S $139.99
  • ADIDAS D LILLARD 2 – MEN’S $104.99
  • ADIDAS WALL 2 – MEN’S $119.99

With Black History Month right around the corner, adidas is allowing you to appropriately prepare yourself. They teamed up with 6-time NBA MVP, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, to help create this limited edition collection. Each shoe features legendary quotes in multiple areas, as well as stitchings that show significant years or stats in regards to Kareem’s incredible career. These will be a must cop for long-time NBA fans on Friday.

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JORDAN RETRO 4 ‘DENIM’ – JAN. 16 AT 10 AM ET

Black denim with contrasting pink accents make this AJ 4 variation pop. Perfect for the chillier months, this popular school-schemed Retro is only available in Kids’ sizes. The gold Jumpman logo tops off the shoe, which is symbolic of Jordan brand striking gold on another girls’-only shoe. Get this dipped-in-denim Retro on Saturday. Grade School $139.99, Preschool $79.99, Toddler $59.99

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JORDAN WESTBROOK 0 PREMIUM ‘BHM’ – JAN. 16 AT 10 AM ET

The Westbrook 0 is also getting the Black History Month treatment. Jordan’s popular newcomer features metallic gold loopholes over a premium black leather upper, along with an icy blue translucent sole. The upper also contains the rarely used ostrich print texture. Fair warning: this premium look is sure to turn heads.. Men’s $200

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UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 2 ‘HAIGHT STREET’ – JAN. 15 AT 10 AM ET

Curry’s newest shoe is named after the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, mostly known for being the epicenter of the hippie movement in the 1960s. Since then, it’s become a mini entertainment hub, featuring music and comedy clubs. The unique camo print on the shoe represents the colorful personality of its San Fran inspiration. Men’s $129.99