Every year part of the Nike N7 collection runs in tandem with Native American Heritage month, which sheds light on stories of indigenous communities that shaped modern-day North America. Kyrie Irving’s path to indigenous rediscovery inspired the color pattern for this year’s N7 Winter collection. The design is derived from the star quilt and medallion he received during his Standing Rock Sioux Tribe naming ceremony in 2018.
The patterns take over the Air Max 1, SB Blazer Low GT and the Kyrie 6 (available now). The colored patterns find a home on the new Nike N7 apparel including hoodies, long and short sleeve T-shirts, and leggings. The core principle of the collection is a belief in reclamation of heritage, leading athletes to become more in tune with their histories. For Irving, the journey drove him to advocate a better future for Standing Rock and Indigenous communities through activism and the Nike N7 collection.