Even though Nike’s Black History Month releases have come and gone, the cultural reflection is alive all the way through February. It is a time to celebrate not just a limited collection of sneakers, but a rich history integral to the development and progress of America as a country and a people. Black History Month is more than just time to pause, but also an opportunity to celebrate who we are, how far we’ve come, and soberly put our energies to the future of the work we have yet to do. And there is still a lot of work to do.
Continuing with what they do best, Nike has teamed up with designer Don C on a limited edition pair of sneakers that will be released via eBay auction whose proceeds will benefit the Ever Higher Fund. The Fund, according to their website, unlocks “the potential of underserved youth by supporting charitable initiative that leverage the power of sport.” You can learn more about them at their website, here.
Unlike his recent Jordan 2 collab, the Air Jordan 1s that Don C has put his mark on are almost entirely white, with an off white version of the textured pattern found on the rest of Nike’s BHM collection. A debossed python print strap wraps around the collar of the shoe, with gold hardwear that mirrors the golden aglets. Black pops into the shoes on the lining and Jumpman logo on the tongue. The model may remind you of the last time Don C did a charity BHM Jordan in totally different colors and materials.
The auction will open tonight at 5pm (Pacific) and run through February 28 at 5pm. Keep your eyes peeled to the eBay page for more developments.