Special occasions during the NBA season generally mean new shoe designs for the league’s biggest stars. Festive-themed footwear can be seen during the smorgasbord of games on Christmas Day. Seemingly everyone in the All-Star game breaks out fresh kicks. Nike came out with special editions for Kobe, LeBron, and KD for last year’s playoffs.
The think tank at Team Swoosh was at it again in preparation for Black History Month and came up with these designs for the three biggest names in its hoops portfolio.
The 2013 Nike BHM Collection will debut in stores and online beginning January 26, but the first glimpse of the product will occur during pro basketball’s nine MLK Day commemorative games on January 21.
Nike Basketball shoes include special versions of the KD V, LEBRON X and KOBE 8 SYSTEM; all three featuring black, grey and orange with the signature Nike BHM print. Kobe will wear his BHM KOBE 8 SYSTEM shoe as Los Angeles takes on Chicago. Additional Nike BHM styles including the Hyperdunk 2012 will also be worn on court January 21, and Kevin Durant will wear his BHM KD V on January 22 as Oklahoma City takes on the Los Angeles Clippers.
The 2013 Nike Black History Month Collection mantra “Be Bold. Be True.” celebrates athletes who are fearless in action and fueled by a purpose.
You can browse other products in the BHM Collection here.