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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 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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October 26th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The Nike Blazer Vintage is one of those pillars of the Nike Sportswear catalog that you can count on pretty much every quarter since they debuted in early 2009. The formula to this point had been simple enough: combine a single-colored suede (or leather, in the case of just two pairs) upper with a leather Swoosh plus pre-yellowed laces and soles (all in Sail), apply the VNTG tag and you’re good to go. But what would happen if several of the recent releases were combined into one? That kind of ‘What the Blazer?’ look is what we’ve got here with these two new Vintage Blazers, each cast in several suede tones plus the obligatory Sail. The Highs appear to be a melange of the four spring 2011 colorways plus a bit of last fall’s Gold Dart color which serves as the base for the Lows to explore the relatively wide range of red tones from the series. Will VNTG Blazer fans be happy to see the entire collection released at once, or is uni-colored the way to go for this model? You can decide for yourself with the help of more images after the jump, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for the US release dates. via Yamaotoko
Nike Blazer High Suede Vintage
Nike Blazer Low Suede Vintage
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