Taking a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite sneakers is a thing we do in this segment. And today, we're takin' a look at the Nike Blazer '77.
Though you may be familiar with it in the skating scene, The Nike Blazer was actually introduced as a Basketball shoe. NBA star George "The Iceman" Gervin repped the sneakers in the NBA at a time when other ballers were being initiated by other, then-newbie, brands like PUMA and Converse.
Some technical deets: The first edition of the sneaker was made out of three components: A leather upper, nylon tongue and a rubber sole. Despite being in competition, The Blazer possessed the best technology for basketball shoes at the time.
Entering The Skating Realm
The people asked and Nike delivered. In 2005, Lance Mountain contributed to the release of the Nike Blazer SB to the world. Retaining the signature silhouette, The Nike Blazer SB featured more-skate oriented deets.
A padded collar to cushion the ankle, a softer insole and the Zoom technology that kept the skaters on the board for hours without fatigue.
For this week's episode, we get with Laura, a Dubai-based photographer and Nike Blazer fan. When not shooting killer pics, she's busy clicking sneakers . Watch as she drops tips on how to style them with your fit and gets into how she copped her first pair.
Fun trivia: The first SBs had a goth look to it. All-black suede upper, thick black mid-sole with dark laces to top it all of. We diggin’ it.
Lately, The Blazers have had limited-edition models with Supreme, Comme des Garçons and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White imprint, icing the decades-old sneakers legacy further. We can’t wait to see what’s next in future of the Nike Blazer sneakers.
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