Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT is a great shoe according to a vast number of actual wearers.
  • It is very comfortable when worn, as commented by most reviewers.
  • Several reviewers also mentioned that the shoe provides great board feel without hurting the feet.
  • The shoe is budget-friendly.
  • According to some buyers, the shoe is great not only for skateboarding use, but also for casual use.
  • Many buyers, specifically skateboarders, appreciated that the tongue of this shoe stays in the middle and does not slip in the sides.
  • The Blazer Low GT is a durable skate shoe, as stated by a number of reviews.
  • There were also reviews saying that the shoe fits as expected.
  • The overall design and style of the shoe is well-appreciated by the majority of buyers.
  • Some reviewers stated that they received many compliments on this shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer said that the elastic mesh underneath the tongue of the Blazer Low GT makes the shoe a bit hard to put on, but it provides a snugger fit nonetheless.
  • Several buyers commented that the shoe is somehow narrow and tight.

Bottom line

For most of those who have tried on a pair of the Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT, it is one of the best Nike SB shoes ever produced. It has a classic and stylish design which makes it an easy shoe to dress up with, but on top of that, it performs well as a skate shoe.

Overall, the Blazer Low GT is commended by many for its comfort, style, and affordability.

Facts

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The Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT is available in men’s sizes from 4 to 15 in D Medium width. Its vulcanized sole allows maximum flexibility and more board feel. The tongue is also designed with an underneath mesh lining to provide a more secure fit and an added lace loop in the middle for additional support. It generally fits true to size.

The Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT is a low-top skate shoe that features a classic silhouette with a suede and leather upper. On and off the skate court, it looks great when worn with any casual pants, jeans, or shorts.

The Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT features special removable Velcro heel Nike patches and a removable insole with built-in Nike Zoom unit in the heel. The tongue label includes the “Grant Taylor” name and there are star-shaped vent perforations below the Swoosh to allow ventilation. The tongue also features a thin elastic strap and an added lace loop in the middle.

The Nike Blazer was first released as a basketball shoe in 1972 and worn by basketball superstar George “The Ice Man” Gervin. It has become widely popular that even skateboarders considered it a must have shoe during the ‘80s skateboard craze.

In 2002, Nike launched the Nike SB as one of its sub-brands. It was the brand’s second attempt to get into the skateboarding scene which eventually turned into a success. Then formed was the Nike SB Team, which is comprised of professional skateboarders. One of the Nike SB Team members is Grant Taylor, a professional American skateboarder and a son of former professional skateboarder Thomas Taylor. He began skateboarding at the age of six and started joining competitive skateboarding amateur contests in the early 2000’s. He gained a professional status in 2009 and in 2011, he won the Thrasher Magazine’s “Skater of the Year” award.

In 2005, the Nike Blazer was re-released in a skate shoe version under the Nike SB sub-brand and named as the Nike SB Blazer. It was based on the original Blazer, but with additional features such as the padded collar and Zoom Air insoles.

In 2014, Grant Taylor finally got his signature model from the Nike SB -  the Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT (GT means Grant Taylor). It was a hybrid between two of Taylor’s favorite Nike models, the Blazer and the Bruin.

  • Recent releases of the Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT feature removable Velcro Nike patches which were lacking in the earlier releases.
  • The Nike SB launched a collaboration with New York-based skateboarding shop and clothing brand Supreme on the Blazer Low GT in 2016. The Nike SB x Supreme Blazer Low GT was released in three colorways (tan, teal, and pink) and features a suede upper, a leather Swoosh and heel panel with “FTW” label in gold, and an embossed gold foil Supreme logo at the heel.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com