Every year the design teams at Nike and Jordan brand set out to create a collection that celebrates Black History Month, and 2015 was no exception. For 2015, Nike created a Black History Month collection that spanned across almost every category the athletic powerhouse offers. As usual, Jordan Brand brought the Black History Month theme to two of its most popular models, the one the started it all, The Air Jordan 1, and 2015's addition to the yearly Jordan series, the Air Jordan 29. While the Air Jordan 29 definitely looked great, its a sneaker that caters to the ball player, and on-court play and I just didn't need anything in that department, and being the Jordan 1 fan that I am, I had to pick up a pair of the BHM Air Jordan 1's.
For 2015, Jordan brand offered 2 different versions of the BHM AJ1, a Mens version, and a Kids/Womens version, both which shared the black/white, woven upper theme. While I have to admit, when the first pictures of the collection surfaced, the pictures of the AJ1 featured a black on black midsole/outsole combination which I definitely was not feeling, but sure enough the release pair came with a white midsole/black outsole combination, which I feel really set the sneaker off and made it pop. The details in this years Mens' BHM AJ1 are incredible, the upper is comprised of a black leather-esque material that features a black print throughout, while the tongue and toe box sport a unique black and white stitched look. Black metal eyelets, premium wax laces, a metal BHM lace lock, and a printed sock liner round out the details that really make this years Air Jordan 1 Black History Month a premium sneaker, and must have release.
Lucky for me, I was able to grab a pair of the 2015 Air Jordan 1 Black History Month, in an extremely rare size 12.5 no less, on release day from nike.com, with little to no effort, I just clicked add to cart and they were actually there for once, no waiting in line, no nothing, straight to the cart. For those of you that don't know, a cool part of Nike's celebration for Black History Month was taking part of the proceeds from the sales of the 2015 Black History Month pack and donating them to the Even Higher Fund., the fund’s mission is to assist communities with knowledge, resources and tools for the next generation of leaders.
Below are a few pictures I took awhile back when I first picked up the 2015 Air Jordan 1 BHM back in late January. The shoes have amazing detail in them, and I hope these pictures capture some of those details and give you a good look at the sneaker. A big Thanks as always, to my good friend Duke, over at Dukes Barber Shop for letting me use the shop after hours to shoot.