Founded in ’64, it’s safe to say that Nike has changed the game when it comes to trainers. Dropping freshness for over 50 years, their archive is huge – packed with runners, retro icons and loads more!
Right here, we’re taking a closer look at one of the oldest silhouettes in Nike’s history; the Blazer. First launching back in 1972, the Blazer has made a comeback and ready for a whole new chapter. Wanna’ know the details? We’ve got you covered.
From ’72 to Now
When it first dropped, the Blazer was originally built for the court. The mid-cut basketball sneak was brought to life on the hardwood, but evolved into a skate, then lifestyle sneak over time. It was Nike’s first significant basketball sneaker and was dubbed ‘Blazer’ after the local basketball team; the Portland Trail Blazers. Though it was named after the local squad, San Antonio Spurs’ George Gervin was the first player to lace up in the Blazer. He even got a player exclusive version created – one of the first of its kind!
Throughout the years, the silhouette saw some of the best and biggest collabs in Nike’s history, with the likes of Supreme and Off-White all joining forces with Nike to create a new take on the Blazer.
The latest drop combines the signature throwback style of the OG with modern details. It has a premium leather upper and keeps the same, clean look at the classic. Finished with a retro, wraparound Swoosh to the sidewalls.
Lace Up in the Blazer
Wanna rep it retro? Shop Nike’s Blazer collection in men, women and junior sizing, over at JD now.
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