It was President Gerald Ford who first officially dubbed the month of February Black History Month back in 1976. This celebration of the achievements by and the role of black Americans in the history of the United States started back in 1926 as “Negro History Week.” Prominent African Americans, especially the historian Carter G. Woodson, are credited for this idea. Ever since 1976, the month of February has been annually designated as Black History Month. As every year, Jordan Brand is also celebrating African-American achievements and they have even designed a special Air Jordan 1 High GS join the rest of Nike’s BHM releases.
Despite the seemingly impossible economic, political and social odds that were against, African Americans managed to gain numerous achievements that are now celebrated as Black History Month. However, along with being a celebration, Black History Month also exposes the system of white supremacy that African-Americans were forced to liver under for years, fighting and struggling to make America their home, which was originally stolen from Native Americans. Even though freedom is what America has always stood for, it took a while for black people to gain that freedom. Every year, Jordan Brand and Nike become a part of the celebrations and remembrance with their Black History Month (BHM) releases.
Sneakerheads likely recall getting a look at the regular-sized nearly all-Black Air Jordan 1 High “BHM” iteration that features Metallic Gold-colored accents and detailing. It turns out that Jordan Brand has also whipped up a special GS-exclusive “BHM” rendition of the Air Jordan 1 High for small-footed sneakerheads as well, which appears to be far more eye-catching. As can be seen, its uppers are dressed up almost entirely in glittering Metallic Gold, with the exception of the sleek Black hue that covers its heels, laces, Nike “Swoosh” logos, toe boxes and tongues. Furthermore, its tongues sport “BHM” branding in place of the velcro patches, and it is also equipped clean all-White rubber soles.
So far, it seems that Jordan Brand will be dropping not one but two Air Jordan 1 High colorways to commemorate and in honor of Black History Month. The Air Jordan 1 High GS “BHM” featured here is on its way to join upcoming Jordan releases 2017 and will retail at a price of $140 on February 11th.
Air Jordan 1 High GS “BHM”
Metallic Gold / Black – White
Release Date: February 11th, 2017
909805-700 | $140