In what has become an annual tradition, Black History Month is celebrated by Nike through an upcoming collection of footwear from some of its signature athletes.

This year's BHM offering, which honors notable figures in sports, including Jerry Rice, C. Vivian Stringer, and Theotis Beasley, features nine men's sneakers across the Nike Basketball, Jordan Brand, Nike SB, and Nike Sportswear categories. This includes the likes of the Air Jordan 1, Kobe 9, Kyrie 1, and SB Dunk.

Each silhouette is outfitted in an achromatic color scheme that sees contrasting hits of black and white taking over the sneakers' make-up. A special pattern highlights each of the models and cements the Black History Month theme into each of the sneakers perfectly.

Watch for the entire collection, which also includes matching apparel and accessories, to drop on January 17 through Nike Store and select retailers. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ever Higher Fund organization to help underserved youth.

[via Nike]