A profile initially released in 1973, these mystic navy and light gum-brown Blazer Mid Premium Shoes from Nike SB host a distinctive deconstructed vibe that pays homage to the ancient Japanese art of Sashiko. Cut-and-sew denim trims honour the methods ‘create new from old’ ethos, whilst the multi-textured brushed suede and durable canvas uppers deliver a refined sense of character across the design. Vulcanised construction fuses the sail-white rubberised outsole to the side-panels for a flexible yet broken-in feel, whilst the padded mid-cut collar, foam sockliner and impact-protected Zoom Air unit delivers plush cushioning when paired with any active skate style. The traditional swoop-back Swoosh is replaced with a spray-on design accentuated with single bartack stitching, whilst the flattened laces fuse seamlessly with the recessed eyelet panel to keep the exposed-foam tongue securely fastened across the arch of the foot. An embroidered heel counter pairs frayed fabrics with neatened ‘Nike’ embroidery for a juxtaposed aesthetic, whilst the design’s streamlined vibe continues to honour its own court-side heritage.
A profile adopted by the skate scene from its basketball roots, the Nike SB Blazer has become one of the front-running profiles when it comes to skate-specific footwear. Arriving as part of the brand’s latest Tokyo Rawthentic instalment, these ‘inside out’ Sashiko pack sneakers combine Nike ingenuity with their own self-confessed appreciation for global connectedness and community culture.
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