After seeing A Tribe Called Quest-inspired Jordans release awhile back, it should come as no surprise that Nike intends to continue the Low End Theory-inspired designs. This time around the popular Nike SB Blazer gets the special rap group makeover with details like a red insole and red swoosh, alongside a green tongue tag and green laces. The shoe’s suede upper includes Low End Theory-esque allover graphics that are featured on both sides. This Quickstrike release can be found at select Nike retailers, including Premier.
Originally introduced back in 1972, the Nike Blazer dominated the basketball courts and was the go-to sneaker for style and performance. Now, almost 40 years later, the model has made a comeback in a brand new, all-white colorway. With a tumbled leather upper, mesh lining, textured paneling and signature patented swoosh on the side, the Nike Blazer Mid TG is sure to be a showstopper wherever it’s worn. Priced at £65.00 GBP (approximately $105 USD), the shoes are currently available for purchase through Size?.
The Nike Blazer has become one of the more popular models offered by the prolific sneaker brand; evolving from basketball court staple into a fashionable footwear option. New for Summer 2011 comes three colorways of the Vintage Blazer. All given the Nike vintage treatment, including slightly distressed uppers, pre-stained soles and an aged beige-colored nylon tongue, this pack includes three tonal suede blazers. Available in burnt orange, hunter green and a classic light grey, the kicks retail for $100 USD and are available now over at Premier.
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Continuing to dig up a number of vintage styles from its archives, Nike has reissued the classic Vintage Low model in this sinful red and white colorway. Made from a genuine suede upper with a contrasting white vulcanized sole, elongated swoosh and cotton laces, the sneaker is all you need to put the finishing touches on your summer look. Priced at £59.00 (approximately $95 USD), the shoe is currently available for pre-order through End Clothing.
This newly released version of the Nike Blazer sneaker gives the classic model a clean, updated look. Featuring a navy canvas upper with tonal swoosh and pebble-grained leather detailing, the mid-top profile bears a contrasting white outsole with tonal laces and a white ankle heel segment. Priced at £62.00 (approximately $100 USD), the style can be purchased online through size?.
Nike’s first ever basketball silhouette is set to return early this year. The Blazer arrives in its mid-cut form by using a restrained palette. Working with black and white detailing, the full-sized swoosh is broken up with small white dots resulting in a unique yet subtle design. This Blazer is now available to pre-order from Crooked Tongues.
In what has been a popular style from Nike Sportswear, the Blazer High Suede VNTG releases in some new colorways. The styles follow a similar path as Blazer releases in the past, as the vulcanized band around the outsole is deliberately yellowed and distressed. Two colors seen here include purple and pink which are available now via select Nike Sportswear retailers.
Nike drops another Blazer just in time for the holidays. The shoes feature a mostly black leather upper with del sol and red hints on the outside. Buffalo plaid lining adds a winter look with multiple textiles giving the sneakers a bit of dimension. These are now available at Caliroots.
They don’t come much simpler than this regarding this 2010 fall/winter Nike Sportswear Blazer Hi. A black upper done in nubuck is contrasted with a white swoosh and matte silver on the heel. Other contrasts include grain differences between the aforementioned nubuck and the use of nylon. The Blazer Hi “Matte Silver” is available now at Nice Kicks offline store in Austin, Texas.
Amsterdam-based retailer Ben G is the latest to partner with Nike SB on an upcoming version of the Blazer Hi. A clean look to the Blazer is maintained thanks to an OG-esque white upper with black Swoosh. Hits of colors are a little understated and come courtesy of the lacing options in blue and gray as well as a bright vulcanized sole. The shoe’s overall aesthetic was inspired by candy eggs with a further reference to Ben G seen on the heel embroidery. An initial release will start on Saturday, October 30th with a global launch on November 15th. High Snobiety conducted a short interview with a selection of answers seen below.
From the looks of things the Blazer is inspired by a popular candy egg. Brand names aside, care to talk about why you decided on this color palette/theme?
Always been a fan of this product and i think everyone used to love it when they we’re young. The whole concept was perfect for a shoe referring the white pebbled leather tot the wrapping of the egg etc.
Also the fact that this concept was a good excuse to make a white and black Blazer since the suede black and white blazer is one of my all time favorite SB shoe’s to skate in….thank god it’s a carry over model!
Can you give us some information on the design process of the sneaker?
It wasn’t that hard to do the shoe when we had the concept. The first sample had a orange midsole which was even more perfect for the concept and it looked cool only it wasn’t something i would have worn myself…so they asked me what i really wanted. I wanted a simple shoe so we choose to keep the mid sole white and the sole orange.
We’ve heard this wasn’t the first time you’ve worked on a sneaker with Nike SB.
Actually the shoe that was named the “Huxtable” Dunk was supposed to be a Ben G shoe. We pitched the shoe as a “Coogi” dunk referring to the sweater Biggie was wearing in that covershot of the Source where he is counting his money. We tried to make the print exactly like that sweater but when the first sample came back it didn’t look like the sweater print at all. And the shoe was dope but it wasn’t something i would wear personally so we decided to not make this a Ben G shoe and do something else which was this shoe. The Nike people still wanted to bring out the shoe which was fine by me!