Just two weeks ago, Nike unveiled the annual N7 collection that celebrates Native American cultures with basketball footwear inspired by tribal colors. Now, the apparel is live.
We saw the Jordan Super.Fly 2017, the Air Footscape N7, and Air Max Zero in black, red, and turquoise colorways with hits of gold to celebrate Native American heritage last week. Now, we’ve got the jerseys.
Haskell Indian Nations University (the only all-Native American school in the country), Nevada, San Diego State, New Mexico, Florida State, Oklahoma State, Stanford, and Oral Roberts will all rock the turquoise N7 jerseys seen here. Fort Lewis college will only be wearing the “Equality” tees in warm-ups and Marquette will only be wearing the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 N7.
The “Equality” tee statement first made an appearance at New Orleans All-Star Weekend 2017 as the “face” and slogan of Nike for the weekend, seen everywhere from shirts to billboards. This new N7 logo has an eagle feather motif and print to symbolize Nike’s connection to the Aboriginal tribes of the United States; the eagle is a sacred symbol representing strength, courage, and wisdom.
Here are a few words from Nike for the cause:
N7 is Nike’s long-time commitment and mission to inspire and enable 2 million Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America to participate in sport and physical activity. The N7 philosophy embraces the Native philosophy: “In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
After nearly a decade of partnership with Native American and Aboriginal communities across North America to support programs aimed at physically active lifestyles, Nike deepened its connections with these communities in 2007 with the launch of N7 beginning with the Nike Air Native N7 shoe. The N7 Collection followed in 2009 to celebrate Native American and Aboriginal culture and to raise awareness for the N7 Fund, which has contributed more than $4 million for Native American and Aboriginal youth sports programs.
Be on the lookout for the “Equality” shirts on the floor for warmups and the jerseys to appear at these games:
2017 NIKE N7 NAHM UNIFORM SCHEDULE
11/13: Oklahoma State
11/14: New Mexico
11/17: Florida State
11/17: San Diego State
11/20: Oklahoma State
11/27: Marquette (will wear the Nike N7 Jordan SuperFly only)
11/29: Oklahoma State
12/16: Florida State
11/14: Oklahoma State
11/18: New Mexico
11/20: Oral Roberts