Nike has long known of and acknowledged the power of sport to inspire and uplift. In 2018 it does no less with its EQUALITY collection in commemoration of Black History Month. A line that supports inclusion for everyone by providing a platform for all athletes to celebrate and participate in this movement. The 2018 EQUALITY collection includes footwear, apparel and accessories in black or white with gold accents.
In 2018 Nike introduces select styles that feature graphics derived from “cymatics” – which is the visualization of sound waves. The cymatics of this collection however are of unique cultural significance. As they are drawn from a recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech (specifically, his “I have a dream” and “created equal” soundbites). Without further ado, here is the “Equality” collection.
EQUALITY Air Force 1 Low
August 28, 1963: On this day, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The hangtag includes “created equal” cymatics on one side and “I Have a Dream. That one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.” written on the other. The shoe launched January 15.
Air Jordan I High EQUALITY
Carmelo Anthony has been very vocal in his fight against social injustice. His love for the city of Baltimore and the work he has done for that community inspired this shoe. The Air Jordan I High EQUALIT is available as of January 15.
Kyrie 4 BHM
Kyrie Irving didn’t want a date on his BHM shoe. That’s because he says he doesn’t want to look at the past. He wants to change and inspire the future. The shoe will be worn by NBA players on court in January and throughout the month of February. It will be available in men’s and kids’ sizes as of January 15.