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NIKE BLAZER HIGH The Nike Blazer High is one of Nike’s oldest designs, and one of their first basketball sneakers after making the transition from offering strictly runners. The sneaker debuted in 1972 and was worn perhaps most famously by George Gervin. The Nike Blazer High is a frequent Retro model as well, having countless releases under the Nike Sportswear and Nike SB lines in current times.
May 24th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
If this post popped up on your screen and you’re thinking, “Haven’t we already seen a Nike Blazer High VNTG done with a Voltage Cherry upper?” The answer, Sneaker News reader, is that yes, a suede pair in this same color did indeed drop just about a year ago. This new pair manages a considerably different appearance, not by remixing its color distribution as in the case of last fall’s Quickstrikes cobbled together from components of all those spring ’11 drops, but rather a shift to nylon that puts these in step with this year’s variations. A Lush Teal lace further pushes these into an uncommonly colorful space for the VNTG Blazer series; would you rather see vibrant drops like these or rustic suedes paired with the oxidized vulc soles? Let us know when you’re on the other side checking out more images of these Voltage Cherry Vintage Blazers and grab yours now from Caliroots.
Nike Blazer High VNTG ND
Voltage Cherry/Voltage Cherry-Lush Teal-Black
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May 9th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
As Nike Sportswear’s Vintage Blazer series continues to try on new looks, we get a trio of two-toned designs for ladies that represent a huge range of potential for a model that’d heretofore been issued in (color x)/Sail each time out the gate. These three new Nike Blazer High VNTG releases are also the first WMNS Vintage issues, though all but the Pink Cooler pair could satisfy either sex. A Scarlet Fire pair features the same Peach Cream Swoosh, which leaves Neptune Blue as the standout, and detailed images of each pair await your click below. Let us know which is best, then find yours at an NSW store like Shelta.
Nike WMNS Blazer High Suede VNTG
Neptune Blue/Liquid Lime-Sail
Pink Cooler/Peach Cream-Sail
Scarlet Fire/Peach Cream-Sail
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May 7th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The Nike Blazer is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and there’s a good reason even people who’ve never set their feet to griptape absolutely love the Nike SB drops. The Blazer is an icon of timeless basketball style, but vulcanized soles are also a whole heckuvalot more comfy when they’re aided by Zoom Air inserts as in the case of those SBs. And we’ve seen the
6.0 Action Sports division trot out a similar embedded cushion made of LunarLon recently, but what would happen if the Swoosh’s original b-ball design got a full-on tech refresh? It’d look something like the photos Tung Ho just tweeted wherein a mesh-uppered Blazer hightop is depicted atop a LunarRacer-like sole that both makes obvious its upgrade and ties in perfectly with the ‘Dunkman’-leaning colorup. These aren’t expected to see the light of day at retail, but if Nike Sportswear ended up selling these, would you buy a pair?
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April 21st, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Stussy has enjoyed a spike in Sneaker News mentions this week thanks to a collaboration with Converse Japan and a preview from Nike Sportswear that recalls memories of a milestone teamup from a decade ago. When the Stussy x Nike Blazer Mid dropped in 2002, the very concept of collaborative marketing was still in its infancy and the Blazer silo had yet to be fully restored to its rightful place in the Swoosh canon. Just ten years later, we’ve seen the sneakerhead scene evolve in ways we could have never expected, and meanwhile, the trusty ol’ Blazer just ports these classic Stussy-penned colorways over to another (almost identical) silhouette. This grey/green tribute is limited to 500 pairs and they’re moving fast as Size? exclusives.
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April 18th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The Blazer High vs Mid discussion is a repeated point of contention among sneakerheads who recognize how similar those silhouettes really are, but the real question with these new pairs is who is responsible for their creation? These two new Nike Blazer Highs look a whole lot like the Stussy Blazer Mids that dropped back in 2002 when collaborative releases were in their infant stage, and their 10th anniversary timing begs the question if the Double-S will be involved in this celebration. Either way, the colorways are quite similar, and aside from the High/Mid differences (outrigger/’foxing’, Swoosh shape, etc.), it’s worth noting that these feature a tumbled texture on the upper wheras the ’02s offered a smoother leather. The silver pair also appears to feature a bit of the VNTG series’ pre-yellowing on their woodgrain vulc sole sidewalls; would you rather see an NSW Vintage release or a Stussy collab redux when these hit retailers like size? later this year? Let us know when you click through for more images and stick with Sneaker News for more info.
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March 30th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Sneaker News has shown you a fairly large set of upcoming Nike Blazer High VNTG releases this month, each set offering a subtle variation from the formula that’d been this series foundation for about three years. In the case of the pair pictured above, it’s one of three to come with canvas uppers and suede relegated to the overlay sections, and that new material selection appears to have been all for the best on this new Cool Grey release. Its worn appeal transfers perfectly to this new build and a purple sole and embroidery give these a frosty finish. More images follow the jump below, where you can see these in detail before purchasing from a Nike Sportswear retailer like Titolo.
Nike Blazer High VNTG
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March 28th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The Nike Blazer High VNTG was introduced in 2009 and except for two leather pairs that year, followed the same formula for each of its releases through last November: add a Sail Swoosh, sole, tongue and laces to a single-colored suede upper. The rustic shades combined with pre-yellowing on those off-white parts gave these an old-meets-new vibe, and then a pack of them apparently made of spare parts from earlier releases flipped the script just before last Thanksgiving. A short while later, new leather pairs released, word of nylon drops to come surfaced and now just a few months later we’ve arrived at a point where just days after the first canvas-uppered pairs have dropped, here’s another duo with a brand new twist on the old recipe. These add tonal Swooshes to compliment your choice of lime green or bold red and both are available now at select Nike Sportswear dealers like Size?
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