BEAVERTON, OREGON — The latest Nike N7 collection honors the tradition and growth of basketball on native lands. To honor this tradition and celebrate the seventh anniversary of Nike N7, Nike brings a new dimension to the Summer 2015 Nike N7 collection with three Jordan Brand footwear styles: the Air Jordan 1 Low N7, Air Jordan 7 Retro N7 and the Jordan Super Fly 3 PO N7 (also in kids’ sizes). The collection also includes additional basketball styles for men, as well as men’s and women’s running and training footwear and apparel.
This is the first time the N7 collection has included Jordan products and the result fuses the Jordan Brand’s performance and classic style with N7’s commitment to enable Native youth to be active through the power of sport.
“Michael Jordan represents the pinnacle of achievement and work ethic,” said Notah Begay III, Nike N7 ambassador and former PGA Tour player who now heads the NB3 Foundation serving Native youth. “Jordan turned his weaknesses into strengths and allowed his failures to motivate him toward future success. He also refused to be satisfied with just ‘winning’ but reapplied himself every year in order to find new ways to improve and succeed. The willingness to pursue his potential is what produced so many championships and gold medals. It’s what inspired me to never hold back and pursue my own potential, and it continues to inspire Native youth today.”
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 tribes across North America to support programs aimed at physically active lifestyles, Nike deepened its connection to the Native American community 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 raised more than $3 million for Native American and Aboriginal youth sport programs.