After previewing this pack on a couple of occasions last week, we now have detailed photos and release information regarding the Nike “2011 Black History Month” Collection. As stated in our previous post, the Nike “2011 Black History Month” Collection features four sneakers: the Nike Air Force 1, the Air Jordan 3, the Converse Star Player EVO and the Nike Zoom Kobe VI. Each sneaker represents (not including the Nike Air Force 1) a respective African American basketball star in our generation. In detail, the Converse Star Player EVO represents Julius “Dr. J” Erving and his involvement on the merging of the NBA and ABA. The Nike Zoom Kobe VI represents Kobe Bryant and his mind-blowing 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors. Lastly, Michael Jordan is represented by the Air Jordan 3, a sneaker he wore in the 1987 NBA Dunk Contest in which he dunked from the free-throw line. The mainly black Nike Air Force 1 represents the all-black basketball shoes that were worn on court in the early days. It features a black Stetson leather upper and contains woodblock cut print around the upper by artist Hele Woodruff. No word on when this pack will release, yet, stay tuned for additional information. Meanwhile, check out detailed photos of the entire pack and an official press release from Nike.
As for release information, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI and the Air Jordan 3 will be available in NikeTown stores, select retailers nationwide on February 26, 2011. The Converse Star Player will be available at Converse specialty stores, select retailers nationwide, and Converse.com. Lastly, the Air Force 1, NSW Destroyer jacket and NSW Dri-FIT tee will be available at Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer and select Nike Sportswear retailers nationwide on February 12, 2011.