Thursday, 29 April 2010

Nike Blazer High Vintage

In recent years Nike have been reworking their classic blazer style trainer with numerous innovative styles. Their latest project seems them produce an original line of vintage style blazers to be included in the 2010 spring/summer line.

The Nike blazer is a classic Nike trainer, first released in 1972 when they were then used as basketball trainers, worn by legends such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This release sees Nike take the classic blazer style and reconstructing the trainer to give it a vintage look which makes it seem as though the trainer is indeed from the 70's or 80's. The 'vintage' collection has been released in two colourways, black and white, with suede and yellowed midsoles utilised to help create the sense of the vintage look.

The Nike blazer has always been one of my favourite designs, and I really like what Nike have done in bringing out this new range. They much less bulky than your usual basketball trainer, which allows you to wear them without looking slightly ridiculous (especially when you happen to be slightly lanky, and I'm sure Tempa T wears these when he's parring daily). I would highly recommend getting a pair of these, and you will probably be able to find these in more independent specialised trainer stores, as well as better known ones such as Size? (also try

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