Introducing: Nike SB Blazer Low Pro GT
Arriving as an unmissable addition to Nike’s premium and highly exclusive Quickstrike collection, alongside memorable releases such as the De La Soul Dunk Lows, Jeff Staple’s commemorative Black Pigeon Dunk Low Pros and the FTC x Nike SB Blazer Zoom Mids from 2017, these fir-green Nike SB Blazer Low Pro GT QS Shoes set about combining all there is to admire about goofy-footed Grant Taylor’s illustrious skate style and Nike’s passion for sports-specific silhouettes. No stranger to the collab game, Grant Taylor has captained a number of cross-over releases with Nike in the past whilst his love for the Blazer Low profile was honoured by its first ever signature model back in 2014. Since then, the passing years have only brought great things to the OG court-side profile and Taylor’s ever-expanding array with 2020 welcoming both a Club Gold and Midnight Navy iteration into the mix. With the re-engineered Pro model not set to enter wider circulation until the spring of 2021, this Quickstrike edition offers immediate satisfaction for any skater looking for something truly technically advanced.
Bringing upgraded elements to the previously released GT Blazer Low profile in the form of new and improved binding, textured bumper trims and higher wrap-round taping, these split-material suede and cordura canvas Pro GT QS shoes hit the nail on the head when it comes to precision-engineered skate styling. With its preformatted vulcanised construction that fuses the tractioned herringbone outsole to the uppers, these green, white and gum-brown skate shoes channel an earthy vibe for a more deep-rooted boardfeel. Styled with a higher foxing tape for instant durability, a reinforced toe bumper and the same iconic Lance Mountain pioneered Zoom Air unit as seen in most, if not all Nike SB Blazer’s, this updated iteration effortlessly demonstrates that skate styling doesn’t need to be complicated, just authentically formulated. Sticking to its fuss-free fabrication, these Quickstrike kicks are signed off with signature ‘Nike SB Grant Taylor’ detailing on the woven tongue label, two sets of interchangeable colour-matched flat laces and with exclusive ‘GT Nike SB’ custom insoles for a nostalgic send-off that pays a nod to Taylor’s fast-paced and eternally speedy skate style.
Living up to his father’s, Thomas Taylor, skateboarding legacy and sponsor Volcom’s descriptive ‘a calculated adrenaline junky in constant attack mode’ analysis, Grant Taylor breathes a fresh sense of versatility and vivacious form into the contemporary skate scene. Claiming Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year in 2011 and welcoming celebrated sponsorship from the likes of Anti-Hero, Independent and Spitfire, Atlanta-based Taylor, now aged 29, has continued to prove from a young age just how evolutionary his skate style has become in just a short space of time. Claiming inspiration from fellow skateboard and renowned snowboarder Shaun White, as well as from his time spent competing in countless X-Games and Vans Pro Skate Park Series events, Grant’s hand-me-down ‘let my skating speak for me’ ethos is one that resonates deeply across the entire skate community. With memorable video parts etched with his name, such as the Nike SB Chronicles, Thrasher’s King of The Road series and throwback Alien Workshop’s Mind Field stint from 2009 with Anthony Van Engelen, Jason Dill and Tyler Bledsoe, Grant Taylor continues to prove his signified stature whilst his collaborative footwear releases continue to offer relic-like GT memorabilia to any likeminded skater looking to cement their own individuality across their own unique skate style.
With his initial cargo-khaki Nike SB Blazer Low GT arriving back in 2014, Taylor has continued to bring relevant revitalisation to the fan-favoured skate shoe. Loyal to the design’s basketball roots and its ties to both street and hip-hop culture, these Nike SB Blazer Low Pro GT QS Shoes arrive as a highly heated drop in line with Nike Quickstrike’s strict ‘don’t miss’ policy.
The Nike SB Blazer Low Pro GT QS Shoes will be available online at Flatspot on Saturday, 13th June 2020 at 08:00AM (BST).
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