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Nike Tops Itself With 2016 Black History Month Collection

Nike Tops Itself With 2016 Black History Month Collection

Here’s your first look at the new sneaker styles.

Published January 22nd

If you're a Nike fanatic, then you know the sports apparel brand has stepped up its Black History Month offerings year after year. This year, it expands to an impressive 28-piece collection paying homage to African-American culture and the athletes who continue to break barriers.

The Black History Month line features special-edition sneakers, hoodies, T-shirts and shorts across tennis, basketball, football, running, Nike iD and Jordan Brand products. Each are decked out in a “vivid Pan African-inspired color palette” and “custom geometric motifs,” according to the brand.

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Serena Williams, Olympian Sanya Richards-Ross, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant are among the elite talent cited as inspiration for this year’s offerings. The collection rolls out with three must-have kicks inspired by Lebron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. We have to say, the two standouts have to be the LeBrons and Kyrie Irvings.

The special-edition LEBRON 13 (pictured above) makes good on the eye-catching prints and retails for $220. Kyrie Irving’s KYRIE 2 (pictured below) features a neon-splashed sole against a textured black upper and multi-color accent panels. It retails for $120.

 

The brand will stagger new launches throughout January and until mid-February. Click here to take a look at the entire 2016 collection for yourself, and then tell us: Which styles are you planning to cop?

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(Photo: Nike)

Written by Britt Middleton

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