Nike‘s LeBron 12 and KD7 will be part of this year’s annual “Black History Month” collection. The collection celebrates the crowning achievements and work ethic of brand athletes that have won multiple championships, awards, and led with high integrity and commitment both on and off the court. Every February for the past few years we’ve seen the Swoosh bring to life impressive footwear styles as part of Black History Month – the LeBron and KD series being two of the most popular.
The limited edition 2015 BHM Collection includes 28 items, all featuring a black and white palette and mix of three different prints. Minimalism has been rare as of late, especially for the LeBron 12, but sometimes simple is better. This year’s design makeup starts with a predominantly black upper contrasted with white dotted and geometrical patterns throughout the model. The LeBron 12 is finished with an icy translucent outsole.
The KD7 is similar and has never looked so good, and that’s saying a lot. It is sporting a monochromatic palette of black, white, and wolf grey. The model also features a two-toned upper, with the toe-box dressed in black, while the hyperposite shell in white is covered with “BHM” geometrical patterns.
The “Black History Month” editions of both the LeBron 12 ($220) and KD7 ($170) are available at Champs Sports. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the collection will go to the Ever Higher Fund, which supports organizations that leverage the power of sport to maximize the potential of underserved youth. The fund’s mission is to assist communities with knowledge, resources, and tools for the next generation of leaders.
Cop the kicks to look fly and yet still support a good cause? It doesn’t get better than that.
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