Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT Style
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.
Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT History
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.