January 20, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
Nike will once again commemorate Black History Month with a special edition Air Force 1. The shoe will not be released to the public, but instead given out to a select few individuals who are currently making Black History in their own way. The shoe comes in a black bag with an inspiring quote printed beneath the 100 Year logo in silver. This year’s Air Force 1 features a striking black/red/green colorway and has some very nice touches, such as laser printing, colored stitching, a clear sole and a tongue reminiscent of some Air Max hybrid models. Congrats to whoever has earned themselves a pair of these. via slamxhype.
Text from the collector’s bag:
“100 years came and another 100 past
little did they know, nothing would forever last
the land they knew stood for “liberty and justice for all”
however, “we the people” didn’t include them at all
words on paper held no weight
it was time for judicial battle at the mahogany gate
they moved left and then shifted right
they fought for freedom keeping equality in sight
laws were challenged and changes were made
giving us the right to make the grade
thanks to those who fought the fight
moving the darkness and bringing light”