Sneakerheads may be familiar that every February, people in the United States celebrate Black History Month. They have been celebrating it ever since 1926. Initially, it was annually celebrated as “Negro History Month,” but that derogatory name was later changed to “Black History Month.” At the time this became a traditional, people were barely documenting or studying black history. Today, Black History Month is celebrated throughout the United States and Jordan Brand also becomes a part of these celebrations with their BHM-themed Air Jordan releases. With 2017’s Black History Month festivities scheduled to kick off next month, they have designed a brand new Air Jordan 1 High “BHM.”
The presence of African Americans in the United States can be traced back to colonial times. However, it was only by the 20th century that history books began to mention them in a respectable manner. Today, not only are blacks respectably recognized, but Black History Month is widely celebrated even by brands like Jordan Brand. Even 2015’s collective Black History Month Collection from Jordan Brand and Nike had included a special Air Jordan 1 High colorway. It was essentially dressed up in a Black and White color scheme, but the feature that made it unique was an intricate pattern that added some texture to its smooth leather uppers.
The Air Jordan 1 High iteration seen here is one of the first Black History Month Air Jordan releases 2017 from Jordan Brand to have been unveiled. The photo accompanying this post is actually not an official one, rather it was shared on Instagram by @oregonsole. As can be seen, its uppers are made up of tumbled leather, covered almost entirely in sleek Black. The Metallic Gold-colored Jordan “Wings” logos, Nike “Swoosh” logos and the tongue tags that this sneaker features are all actually removable patches. This sneaker also appears to be equipped with all-Black soles.
As mentioned, Black History Month is celebrated every year in February, so sneakerheads should know when to expect this sneaker to arrive at retailers. It has apparently already been confirmed that this Air Jordan 1 High “BHM” will retail at a price of $150 on February 11th, 2017.
Air Jordan 1 High “BHM”
Release Date: February 11th, 2017
908656-001 | $150