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Black History Month-Themed Kicks That Stand Out This February

Maurice Peebles@tallmauriceFeatured Columnist IFebruary 20, 2017

Nike Air Force 1 Hi BHM
Nike Air Force 1 Hi BHMNike.com

In recent years, along with celebrating the achievements and contributions of African-Americans, Black History Month has resulted in a number of sneaker releases from the industry's biggest brands. This year was no different. Check below for some of the best Black History Month kicks. 

    

Kyrie 3 BHM

Kyrie 3 BHM
Kyrie 3 BHMNike.com

Unlike when Nike's Black History Month collection first began, the 2017 line now includes signature sneakers from some of the brand's biggest names, including Kyrie Irving's Kyrie 3.

   

Air Jordan 1 BHM

Air Jordan 1 BHM
Air Jordan 1 BHMNike.com

Nike's yearly collection "celebrates Black heritage, in sport and beyond," while historically supporting youth and their communities through their Ever Higher Fund.

   

Jordan Trunner BHM

Jordan Trunner BHM
Jordan Trunner BHMNike.com
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Nike also is a longtime partner with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, National Head Start and Coach Across America.

   

Adidas Harden Vol. 1 BHM

Adidas Harden Vol. 1 BHM
Adidas Harden Vol. 1 BHMAdidas.com

Adidas' Black History Month collection honors tennis legend Arthur Ashe. James Harden's "Harden Vol. 1" features a black and gray knit upper capped off with premium white leather and black contrasts.

   

LeBron 14 BHM

LeBron 14 BHM
LeBron 14 BHMNike.com

Along with giving LeBron James' latest offering a BHM colorway, Nike forged new partnerships with MENTOR and PeacePlayers International to open up opportunities for youth and foster diversity.

   

Air Jordan 1 GS BHM

Air Jordan 1 GS BHM
Air Jordan 1 GS BHMNike.com

After its Black History Month collection originated in 2005 with just an Air Force 1, the collection has grown to feature multiple Air Jordan 1 offerings in 2017.

   

NikeCourt Flare BHM

NikeCourt Flare BHM
NikeCourt Flare BHMNike.com

Performance footwear is a major part of this year's collection, which features a NikeCourt Flare with a Black History Month-influenced marble upper.

   

Adidas D Rose 7 BHM

Adidas D Rose 7 BHM
Adidas D Rose 7 BHMAdidas.com

The D Rose 7 pairs a classic white upper and black accents, paying homage to the traditional performance gear of Arthur Ashe's era.

   

Nike LunarEpic BHM

Nike LunarEpic BHM
Nike LunarEpic BHMNike.com

A charcoal Flyknit upper and gold Swoosh complete Nike's BHM take on the LunarEpic.

   

Adidas Dame 3 BHM

Adidas Dame 3 BHM
Adidas Dame 3 BHMAdidas.com

The "AA" graphic printed on the Dame 3's left sockliner not only represents Arthur Ashe's initials but also AIDS Awareness and Anti-Apartheid.

   

KD 9 BHM

KD 9 BHM
KD 9 BHMNike.com

Kevin Durant's ninth signature shoe gets a black/white split colorway for Black History Month with a gold accent on the tongue.  

   

Nike Air Force 1 Hi BHM

Nike Air Force 1 Hi BHM
Nike Air Force 1 Hi BHMNike.com

The original Nike Black History Month shoe was a low-top Air Force 1, and the brand furthered the sneaker's legacy by adding an ankle support strap that reads "EQUALITY." The "EQUALITY" branding also appears on a series of Nike tees this year. 

   

Nike AF1 Upstep BHM

Nike AF1 Upstep BHM
Nike AF1 Upstep BHMNike.com

With a marble upper that mirrors the outsole of the Air Force 1 Hi BHM, this February's AF1 Upstep has a look that won't go unnoticed.

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