New Sneaker Releases: “Black History Month” Editions of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite & Kyrie 1

Most of you probably set New Year’s resolutions for 2015 to be more responsible and to not spend your entire check on new kicks to flex on Instagram. Well you might want to wait another month. Why? The popular Nike Kobe 9 Elite and newcomer Nike Kyrie 1 are getting the “Black History Month” treatment.

For the Kobe 9, the “BHM” might be the end of the road. There is rumor that the next installment of the Kobes (Kobe 10) is set to release in early February. If so, this could be the last colorway we get for the Kobe 9 until they get retroed years later, but who got time for that? The Kobe 9 “BHM” is one for the history books and a release day must-cop — not because it could be the last, but simply due to its overall “dopeness” (yes, I said “dopeness”) of the shoe. Unlike the previous Kobe 8 “BHM,” this year’s colorway sticks to the classic black and white combination but with a yin-and-yang effect on either side of the sneaker.

The Kyrie 1 will also be dressed up in black and white, and will be the first time the sneaker line has been added to the “Black History Month” collection. Following in the shadow of the success of the LeBrons, KDs, and Kobes, Kyrie’s signature shoe released to lots of praise this past December. At only 22 years old, Kyrie is one of the top players in the NBA. As long as he keeps ballin’ the way he does and winning prestigious awards (2011–12 NBA Rookie of the Year and the 2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP) his career will be long and successful, and his sneaker line will follow along.

Both the Nike Kobe 9 Elite and Kyrie 1 “Black History Month” colorways have released at Champs Sports, so don’t miss out.

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