As of Monday, Nike dropped some new Black History Month merch collection that is part of their “17-year tradition of driving conversations about justice, education, and innovation.”
The collection includes three new Air Force 1 Low FM sneaker colorways created by Black designers who seek to provide visibility for Black History, heritage, and momentum to inspire athletes of the next generation.
Expanding the NIKE, Inc. Black Community Commitment to support organizations focused on social justice, education, and economic opportunity for Black Americans, Nike also announced a new partnership focused on economic empowerment, Black Girl Ventures. The $500,000 investment from NIKE, Inc. will support Black Girl Ventures in its efforts to provide Black and Brown women-identifying founders with access to a community, capital, and capacity-building to support entrepreneurship. This contribution builds on the commitments to Black Girls CODE, NAACP Empowerment Programs, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) announced in July 2020.
Meanwhile, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, and Jadakiss were recently gifted an early drop of the Virgil Abloh Nike Collection.
The late designer, who died of brain cancer in 2021, worked with Louis Vuitton to create a collaboration with Nike that has people scrambling to get one.
A select few celebrities have been posting their gifted Louis Vuitton x Nike Air Force 1 Lows, which are on their way to being the most talked-about sneaker this season.DJ Khaled, Jadakiss, and Fat Joe have all posted their Louis Vuitton-wrapped Nikes. Their shoes came in a package with a card that says “Virgil Was Here.”