adidas Pays Homage to Jesse Owens For Exclusive Black History Month Collection

Following the release of Nike’s Black History Month honorary collection, adidas follows up with their own release to commemorate the occasion. Choosing this year to honor the legendary Jesse Owens, the brand revealed the upcoming collection Friday. Owens, who broke three track and field records back in 1935 and went on to win four gold medals in a single game (the first to ever do so) at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the world’s most iconic athletes.

The new collection features silhouettes of basketball shoes donned by James Harden, Damian Lillard, and Derrick Rose during this year’s televised Martin Luther King Jr. Day games. Arriving in two colorways, each shoe sees cream and dark brown contrasts, while receiving a gold trimming on the tongue and upper construction. Lastly, each sneaker is outfitted with Owens’ “733” bib number, and a 1936 graphic print on the sockliner.

Expect the adidas Black History Month collection honoring Jesse Owens to hit stores and online within the next few weeks. Check out the lookbook up top in the gallery now.

Photo Credit: adidas

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