September 30, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
Readers aware of Nike’s 2003 purchase of Converse might look at these and feel both intrigue and a sense of “Why didn’t they already do this?” Converse has launched its own successful skateboarding lineup, but they’re still largely in the shadow of Nike SB. The Nike SB Blazer High pictured above would smash through all barriers if it were ever released. Sporting a black canvas upper and an old school Converse Chuck Taylor All Star-like heel tag, this Blazer gets us thinking about all the possibilities implied in mashing together the legacies of perhaps the two most significant footwear companies in history. These are samples and Mental Kicks won’t even sell ’em, so enjoy the photos and let us know if you see some Dwyane Wade potential here.
Update: HUF has announced that this is a collaboration between HUF and Nike SB see more here: HUF x Nike SB Blazer Mid Canvas Capsule Collection