Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The overall style of the Nike SB Blazer Low GT NBA sneakers satisfies most reviewers. 
  • This NBA version of the Grant Taylor Pro model is often described by buyers as "dope" because of its unique features. 
  • Several skaters notice that the leather material of this skate shoe is buttery and top-notch. 
  • Some reviewers report that they wear this shoe pretty much non-stop because of its comfort and exceptional fit. 
  • The shoe is true to size per most wearers. 
  • A couple of reviewers highlight the excellent overall quality of this Nike SB shoe. 
  • Some purchasers like the versatility of this Nike SB Blazer Low GT version. 
  • This shoe presents a budget-friendly price tag. 

2 reasons not to buy

  • At least one reviewer is a bit disappointed that the Nike SB Blazer Low GT NBA has no extra set of laces.
  • This shoe can be stiff during the first few times of wearing according to some testers.

Bottom line

Nike, in collaboration with NBA, introduces a Golden State Warriors-themed rendition of the Blazer GT sneaker called the Nike SB Blazer Low GT NBA. In this exclusive collab, Grant Taylor's signature pro model received a black top coat that eventually wears off to reveal a blue and yellow color scheme. 

The uniqueness of this shoe further steps up the fashion game for the classic Blazer Low silhouette. It delivers just as well performance-wise aside from giving off a street-ready and versatile style. It is quality-made and gets more comfortable after every wear. 

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The Nike SB Blazer Low GT NBA is a men's sneaker with sizes covering US 4 to 14 in D Standard width. It has a true-to-size fit. Women who wish to get a pair of this shoe would have to go one full size down to get an approximate equivalent of their usual sizes. 

As with the original Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT, this exclusive collaboration model displays a low-top construction with a lace closure for ankle mobility and an adjustable yet secure fit. The removable insoles feature a Zoom Air unit for responsive cushioning.

The Nike SB x NBA collaboration made it possible to fuse influence from two different sports, basketball and skateboarding, into one silhouette. 

The Nike SB Blazer Low GT NBA stepped up the classic look of the Blazer Low GT skate shoe by adding a wear-off design feature. It has a one-of-a-kind top black layer that wears out to reveal a blue leather upper with a contrasting yellow Swoosh accent. Below the Swoosh are small perforations that come in a shape of stars. Flat blue cotton laces and the white vulcanized sole unit complement the black leather upper.  

The Nike SB x NBA Blazer Low GT retains the signature features of the Blazer Low GT but includes additional updates that reflect the collaboration's theme. The upper of this shoe displays a top layer in black, which eventually fades and shows a blue leather upper and a yellow Swoosh branding.

Since it launched in 2002, the Nike SB sub-brand has grown into becoming one of today's most successful lines that offer performance-focused and stylish skate shoes. Part of the Nike SB is the Nike SB Team, which is a group of professional skateboarders that help in the design process of Nike SB skate shoes. 

A member of the Nike SB Team is Grant Taylor. He is an American skateboarder and a son of retired professional skater Thomas Taylor. His first signature skate shoe model with the Nike SB line released in 2014 and called the Nike SB Air Zoom Blazer Low GT. It was a hybrid between Grant Taylor's two favorite Nike kicks, the Nike Blazer and the Nike Bruin

On January 21, 2019, Nike, in collaboration with the National Basketball Association (NBA), dropped a unique rendition of Grant Taylor's signature shoe model for its Nike SB NBA pack. The shoe is called the Nike SB Blazer Low GT NBA and features a wear-off design. The black upper, once wear off, would reveal a Warriors-themed Blazer Low GT – blue leather upper with a yellow Swoosh branding. Each pair of this collaborative model originally retails for $85. 

  • This shoe is also known as the Nike SB x NBA Blazer Low GT and NBA x Nike SB Blazer Warriors.
  • The GT in the name stands for Grant Taylor, a professional skateboarder from the Nike SB team. 
  • It has a vulcanized outsole with Herringbone-patterned tread for superior board feel and durable traction.
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.

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