The 2019 Black History Month Collection
The Why Not? Zer0.2 BHM, Air Jordan I EQUALITY and Air Jordan II EQUALITY use vibrant prints to promote the message of “Until We All Win.”
For this year’s Black History Month collection, Nike and Jordan Brand designers created prints inspired by the optimism of Afro-futurism and the power of sport to create change. They modernized Egyptian and West African prints with glitching patterns and chose colors that refer to growth, vitality and rebirth. Under the message of “Until We All Win,” one that supports equal opportunity and collective action, the collection includes the Air Jordan I, Air Jordan II and Russell Westbrook’s new signature shoe, the Why Not? Zer0.2.
The Why Not? Zer0.2 BHM clashes colors like Hot Punch, Spirit Teal and University Gold with black and gold. The BHM logo is on the medial tag, and Russ’ signature remains on the heel.
The black and sail Air Jordan I EQUALITY has a patterned Swoosh and EQUALITY boldly written on the heel. Carmelo Anthony’s logo is on the sockliner to celebrate his commitment to serving his community, following his Air Jordan I BHM last year.
The Air Jordan II EQUALITY pairs colors like Hyper Cobalt blue and Yellow Ochre with Afro-futuristic prints and a multi-color outsole. It also has a BHM dubre.
To support “Until We All Win” through education, Nike, Inc. is hosting a six-month Future Varsity mentorship program for 13 African-American youth, who are using sport to stand up for equality in their communities. The immersive programming kicked off in Atlanta, during the weekend leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with athletes and world-class organizations. These young people will also directly impact the 2020 Nike Black History Month collection.
The Air Jordan II EQUALITY and Why Not? Zer0.2 BHM are now available from select retailers. The Air Jordan I EQUALITY is available from select retailers starting February 1.