NBA Apparel 2019 Black History Month sneakers
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A list of ‘BHM’ basketball sneakers released in 2019.
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Share All sharing options Share All sharing options for: NBA Apparel: 2019 Black History Month sneakers Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Since at least 2005, shoe brands have been releasing special edition sneakers for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. These releases are a way for apparel companies to recognize the massive impact African-American athletes have had in sports. This year, both Adidas and Nike put out ‘BHM’ basketball sneakers and we have a more detailed look of each of these shoes below.
In the past, Adidas highlighted a different historic black athlete every year with their Black History Month collection. This year, Adidas didn’t honor anyone in particular. The 2019 collection features three shoes, two of which are basketball shoes and are pictured following the next paragraph.
Another shoe was initially released but Adidas recalled it after backlash. They put out a pair of all white/cream Ultra Boost Uncharged sneakers under the colorway name “Celebrating Black Culture.” People were upset for obvious reasons, as this design should have never been approved in the first place.
‘BHM’ Adidas Dame 5 Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports ‘BHM’ Harden Vol. 3 Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Nike Nike, in conjunction with Jordan Brand and Converse, released a huge array of ‘BHM’ shoes this year. Five of these shoes were signature basketball sneakers and are pictured below. Shoes from this collection are available to purchase via the Nike website .
‘BHM’ JORDAN Why Not Zer0.2 Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports ‘BHM’ NIKE PG3 Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports ‘BHM’ NIKE KD 11 Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports ‘EQUALITY’ NIKE LEBRON 16 Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports Stay tuned.
Nike Aims Towards Afro
Every year since 2005, Nike has gone all out with a special set of Black History Month-themed sneakers and apparel as a way to commemorate the influence that African-American culture has made on sports as a whole. The collection for 2019 pushes to take things even further by giving us new colorways for some of our favorite silhouettes under the Nike, Jordan Brand and Converse imprints alike.
Included in this roundup are two colorways for the LeBron 16, 2019 Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 BHM Black History Month CI6294-001 a Kyrie 5, KD 11, PG 3, Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 2, Why Not Zer0.2, Nike Air Force 1 Utility, NikeCourt Flare 2.0 and two Converse Chuck 70 High Top options. Each incorporates the running theme of “Afro-futurism in sport” according to the Swoosh’s official description, seen in the form of kente cloth-inspired accents, Nike’s official “BHM” logo etched into the design and the “EQUALITY” tagline imprinted as well to really make the message be heard.
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Nike Black History Month Collection 2019
Nike released its first Black History Month product, a limited-edition Air Force 1 , in 2005. That singular effort has since evolved into a yearly collection, each celebrating African American heritage and a more inclusive world for all athletes.
This year’s BHM collection , highlighted by iconic Nike, Jordan and Converse silhouettes, was inspired by an assortment of national African patterns, brought together onto modernized prints in a theme of Afro-futurism in sport.
For Jonathan Johnson Griffin, Senior Creative Director for Nike Basketball , the design reflects how athletes today are fully embracing their backgrounds and are becoming catalysts for change in their local communities. “ Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 Wolf Grey/Orange-Yellow Big Kids’ Basketball shoes In sport, there’s a movement happening where athletes are inviting others to discover the full side of who they are, through finding their voices and improving their communities,” he says. “We wanted that movement to inspire this year’s design.”
That civic-minded approach also takes shape in the following new and existing opportunities for community leaders.
Beginning Jan. 18 in Atlanta, Nike will launch the Future Varsity program, which provides leadership training to 14 young African Americans who are creating positive change in their communities. The participants will be paired with mentors from within and outside of Nike to help advance their causes . Leadership seminars, Q&A sessions with influential African American cultural leaders, a trip to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and more are scheduled for the first weekend. During the six months of the program, the mentors will regularly counsel the participants and give practical advice on ways to grow their projects.
Beginning January 2017 , Nike partnered with two organizations, PeacePlayers International and MENTOR, to expand opportunities for youth and their communities. Two years later, Nike has helped expand their reach across the United States by linking more communities through sport and by fostering more mentor-mentee relationships in the lives of young people.
With Nike’s help over the last two years, PeacePlayers has established programs in Brooklyn, Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore, using basketball to bridge divides between young people. In 2018 alone, MENTOR expanded its programs in the southeastern and western U.S. with Nike’s support, piloted an initiative in three cities to further Nike employee engagement in mentoring and continues to connect adults to youth mentorship opportunities in their communities through more than 2,000 mentoring programs today across all 50 states.
Nike and PeacePlayers encourage young people from divided housing blocks in Brooklyn to play basketball with each other. Photo: Allebaugh
“Nike’s commitment to using their platform to drive a culture of inclusion has been game-changing for MENTOR and the entire mentoring field,” says David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR. Jordan Why Not Zer0.2 Wolf Grey/Orange-Yellow Big Kids’ Basketball shoes