Nike 2016 “Black History Month” Collection

Serena Williams's drive. Kobe Bryant's historic 81-point game in 2006. Sanya Richards-Ross' gold-medal-winning 400-meter race. Chris Paul's off-court drive. These pivotal performances rewrote history and catalyzed community ... and serve as the driving inspiration behind Nike's 2016 "Black History Month" collection.

Since its debut in 2005, the brand's annual Nike Black History Month collection has evolved from a single Nike Air Force 1 to an extensive product assortment that pays homage to the achievements of black athletes worldwide.

For 2016, with staggered launches running from January to mid-February, the collection features a vibrant cascade of 28 products, spanning across tennis, basketball, football, running, Nike iD and Jordan Brand.

Each is reflected in a vivid Pan African-inspired color palette, with custom geometric motifs.

The collection kicks off with Basketball footwear releases such as the LeBron 13, KD8, Kyrie 2 and Kobe 11. Then, we will see category launches, such as the Air Force 1, Nike Air Footscape Magista and Nike Roshe One from Nike Sportwear; NikeCourt Flare footwear from Tennis; Streak LT 3 footwear from Running; and the Air Jordan 1 Nouveau and AJ1 High for girls from Jordan Brand.

A BHM-themed Magista Obra FG boot and Jordan Spike 40 follow in February.... with BHM apparel consisting of hoodies, T-shirts and shorts.