Vague x Flatspot x Nike SB Blazer Low Pro GT Wear Test
We partnered with our good-friends over at Vague for our latest edit; a wear test of the revised Nike SB Blazer Low Pro GT. Edited by Flatspot videographer Jamie ‘Chizel’ Hamer, the same mastermind behind the lens of our ‘SomeBetterDays’ film from summer 2020, with photography from Flatspot photographer Luke Mullane, and featuring Jack Gorham, Steve Atfield and Josh Harper amongst a background of favourite locale spots across Plymouth and Dartmoor, we put Grant Taylor’s updated Blazer Low Pro GT to the test to see first hand what the new and improved profile had to offer its iconic predecessors.
With Jack stating ‘they feel more supportive than the older GT’s’, there’s no denying the low-collared lace up’s ability to gain command of any given terrain. Slightly higher taping provides a seamless seal beneath the smooth suede uppers to help strengthen key abrasion areas, with Atfield noting that ‘the old sole at the front was too thin, these are thicker so feel way better when skating’. Such updates remain true to the design’s classic courtside heritage, whilst the retained Zoom Air unit, as pioneered by Lance Mountain, continues to deliver that extra lift, impact protection and flex needed for any challenging set-up. Deserving of its Pro namesake, switch-ups to the now two-part suede and canvas construction make for a lighter wear when compared to designs such as the ‘Inverted’ Nike SB Blazer Low GT, with the Pro-exclusive ‘GT Nike SB’ custom insoles and reworked tongue-tab commemorating the skater’s fast-paced footing and speedy skate style without removing any of its accumulated old-school appeal.
First appearing in ‘73 and with its infamous rehash with 2011 Thrasher Skater of the Year Grant Taylor arriving in 2014, the Nike SB Blazer Low GT is a sneaker that has many stories to tell. Boosted boardfeel and all-day comfort adhere to the design’s hardwood lineage of evolutionary basketball culture, whilst Taylor’s undoubted ability to continually switch up structural stylings keeps the design well and truly on its toes.
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