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Nike Crafts Black History Month PEs For The KD12, LeBron 17, Kyrie 6, And More

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Nike’s modern basketball line-up, in which focus tends to gravitate towards five standouts backed by their very own NBA athlete, continues to flesh out a wealth of new colorways — some inspired by Gatorade and others continuing long-running themes. But the connection between all is the lack of PE treatments, exclusive make-ups that the adjacent Air Jordan 34 has received in spades from the Beaverton office outward. But with the advent of Black History Month, it seems that’s changing slowly with one notch per each, outfitting the entire range in a mix of on-brand color blocking as well as influence from 90s street style and African textiles. And though ostensibly simple, all of the viewable interpret such an inspiration in different ways: the KD 12 does its best olive MA-1 impression, the PG 4 takes on vibrant red weaves next to orange and blue accents, the LeBron 17 signature marbles in a mix of multicolor thread, the Kyrie 6 opts for neons with cream accents, and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Zoom Freak 1 takes a break from Coming to America to add retro prints to his oversized Swoosh. Grab a detailed look at each piece right here, and if you’re looking to see them in-game, they’ll be hitting the court come January 20th.