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The Nike SB Blazer Low was produced for general release in men’s sizes ranging from 4-15 in D Medium width. Its low-top design offers a good combination of ankle mobility and support, particularly for skateboarders.
Equipped with a front lace fastening system positioned in the vamp of the suede and leather upper, the Nike SB Blazer emphasizes durability alongside with its low profile outlook. The shoe with its flat heeled rubber insole can be sported in numerous ways from casual clothes of jeans and shirts to slacks and long sleeves for party events with an even more formal theme.
The sneaker’s upper is encapsulated in a combination of suede and leather for durability and supreme comfort. Its low top profile is supported by a lace-up system of fastening for a more snug fit and a white textured midsole for added durability. The outsole is comprised of a rubber outsole with a herringbone pattern for a good grip and excellent traction.
A thin zoom air insole is located inside the shoe for added cushioning and boardfeel. And lastly, of course, it flaunts the Nike Swoosh logo on its lateral side panels with and Nike stitching on the heel tab.
Started with selling shoes from a car trunk, Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman paved their way into billionaire status with their creation of Nike. From these roots, the now vintage shoes namely the Nike Bruin and the Nike Blazer were one of the first silhouettes of the shoes to be released intended for sports.
The Nike Blazer, inspired by Portland’s NBA team the Trail Blazers, first debuted in 1972 as a basketball shoe. It was first flaunted by NBA icon George “The Iceman” Gervin and was also seen at the feet of the Portland Trail Blazers team players during their championship game in 1977. This franchise was succeeded by a sneaker industry that was booming.
Several technological feats were included in a basketball shoe for agility and more comfort, which stowed away the demand for the Blazer to be a basketball shoe.
Fortunately for the Nike Blazer, several skateboard artists greatly appreciated its functional design as a skateboard shoe and introduced it to their industry. The Nike spokesperson named Lance Mountain grew up with the shoe as he skated through his teens and noticed the shoe’s design is adequate for skateboarding. In the mid-2000s, he decided to introduce the shoe in the Nike Skateboarding shoe line. From there on, reconstructions of the shoe from a high-top to a low-top cut were released. A lot of remodels and collaborations came about for over four decades, and still, the shoe maintained its historical symbol.
- Several versions of the shoe were released including collaborations with skateboard pro-Grant Taylor and New York brand Supreme.
- The shoe can be found in a wide variety of colorways.
- A rubber toe tip is also located at the front of the shoe for additional durability when skating.