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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.
December 30th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
In our recent look at the ‘Gorge Green’ Nike Blazer High VNTG release, we noted that the unfinished nylon tongue is now a tonal match to the suede uppers for the first time in the series’ three years. Regular Sneaker News readers will know that’s not the only bit of fresh news regarding nylon on the Vintage Blazer, as this new Electrolime edition makes three after our preview of red and blue pairs back at the start of the month. With these, we’re instantly reminded of the variety of nylon Dunks we got in 2009 in what turned out to be a fond farewell to the Vandal as a regular part of the NSW core lineup, but perhaps these satiny Blazer Highs can fill the gap while we wait for new colorways on that strapped classic. Click through to see more of how Electrolime looks on ballistic nylon instead of the Foamposite material on which it’s been featured most prominently of late, and pre-order your pair of this February 2012 release right now with End.
Nike Blazer High Nylon VNTG
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December 29th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
Since its debut in early 2009, the Nike Blazer High VNTG has followed a simple recipe: start with slightly distressed suede to the upper, add Sail on the laces, unfinished tongue, heel tab, Swoosh and sole, then apply a slight yellowing to the last of those parts to achieve a pre-oxidized look. It’s a can’t-miss combination that can be replicated across a huge range of earthy and otherwise rustic shades, so what happens when Nike Sportswear makes a subtle shift and changes one fo these key components? If anything, the new Vintage Blazers are even better now with the classic rough-around-the-edges tongue now coming in a tonal nylon compliment to the suede shade, this new Gorge Green edition a sign of good things to come that’s available now at select NSW retailers like Wish.
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December 3rd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
It seems like the vast majority of Nike Blazer High Suede releases in recent years have also come with VNTG in their title, but here’s a case where we’re not getting the pre-yellowed sole or rough-edged nylon tongue. And judging by how nice the finished tonal navy tongue and lining look on this pair, that change might well prove to be another well-loved look for fans of this classic basketball shoe. The grey heel badge on this pair makes obligatory some kind of New York Yankees reference, but the truth is that navy is one of the most versatile colors this side of the earth tones, and they’d match a wide variety of gear, no matter your which is your favorite team. Check them out in greater detail after the jump and start your spring training before everyone else thanks to a pre-order on the January 2012 shipment from End.
Nike Blazer High Suede
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December 2nd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
To this point in history, the vast majority of Nike Blazer High VNTG releases have been cast in a single color of suede with a Sail Swoosh and sole, notable exceptions the most recent pack of Quickstrikes and the two two-packs of leather releases, one of which just dropped about ten days ago. So with that recent Size?-exclusive pack having followed shortly after the mixup QSes, it’s a good time to shake the series to its very core and introduce a brand new material. Actually, it’s not entirely new, because each and every pair of Vintage Blazers has come with a nylon tongue, but these do indeed mark the first time we’ll see them done with nylon uppers. The bold red and blue uppers remind us that it’s been a little while since we’ve seen a nylon Blazer of any kind after this and several other Nike Sportswear models had us calling 2009 the ‘year of nylon’. Click through and you’ll be able to see both pairs in greater detail, then head over to End to pre-order these January releases today.
Nike Blazer High VNTG Nylon
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November 22nd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
We already know that British sneaker shop Size? is a big fan of the Nike Blazer’s classic lines, evidenced by their use of three different pairs for part of the store’s 10th anniversary celebration last year. Those three pairs were actually Mids but they reached into the past to get the old school fat bellied Swoosh common to the Blazer High and its VNTG releases, and now they’ve come back with another twist on this OG baller turned street staple. With these new Vintage Blazer Premium releases, we get the first leather pairs since 2009 and only the second set done in anything but suede since the series was launched in February of that year. Check them out up close after the jump then head over to Size? to grab a pair before they’re gone.
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November 10th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The Nike Blazer High Suede Vintage has been released in Quickstrike form each of the last two autumns, this latest drop picking up a Low along with all the pieces that may have been left behind from making the earlier pairs. Each piece of both pairs of these VNTG Blazer Quickstrikes can be seen to have originated on a previous release, this spring’s four-pack most prominently featured with three of its pairs represented across these two new drops. Also notable in this melange of slightly beat-up suede is the presence of last fall’s Gold Dart and Spice colors spanning both pairs. Click through to see more closely which others were also included and look for these starting November 19th at Nike Sportswear retailers like Extra Butter.
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October 29th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
As the lifestyle sneaker scene has continued to grow over the past few years, we’ve seen ever more emphasis placed on adding some extra ‘class’ to the classics. This can be done in a variety of ways, and the brogue embellishments, chukka-style eyestays, spongy silicon soles and deck shoe design elements we’ve seen account for only a small portion of what’s out there today. Another fine example is the use of the immortal gum brown outsole, which applied to these glossy leather-uppered Nike Blazer High TGs, makes for something that feels like an old-fashioned dress shoe while still expressing a youthful flavor. Check out black and olive pairs after the jump and then look for them at select Nike Sportswear accounts like Size?.
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