Kobe Bryant celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2009 with the Nike Zoom Kobe IV “MLK” and again in 2010 with the Nike Zoom Kobe V “MLK”. Looking to do a little something different this year which still pays tribute to his African-American ancestors, Kobe uses his newest signature sneaker, the Nike Zoom Kobe VI, to honor “Black History Month”. The Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Black History Month” features a black base with gold accents on the Swoosh and heel cup and interlocking “BHM” lettering appears on the heel-bumper in a combination of green, gold and red. Furthermore, XXXV is included on the backside of the tongues as a reference to the year 1975 when than-President Ford urged American’s to recognize Black History Week. It wasn’t until 1976 when the week, celebrated on the second week of February, was expanded to a month and became known as Black History Month.
No official release details are available at this time for the Nike Zoom Kobe VI “Black History Month”, so stay tuned for further details. Via: NT
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