Thursday, 28 October 2010

Nike Blazer Vintage (Gold Dart/Blue Grey)

My love for Nike Blazer's will last forever, and if anything will only develop as it has done over the past 12 months. The Blazer's have gone under something of a revamp recently, with Nike releasing a few new innovative designs that have caught the attention on sneaker/trainer addicts, myself included. The first line was the 4 colourway Nike Blazer Vintage, which delivered brilliantly with the wonderful premium suede canvas, thick yellow outer sole to give it a worn look as well as the huge swoosh and Nike branding on the back heel. The comfort of these trainers is also beyond belief, so soft, with a thick heel and reasonably lightweight design. The 4 colourways (red/royal blue/black/grey) were also spot on, the deep blue standing out as the highlight for me.

Then the Size? x Nike 10th anniversary collection came along, in what had proved to be my favourite of the 10th anniversary collections. Taking the classic Blazer model, Size? x Nike combined to create 3 truly wonderful designs that represent such a coming together, with each of the 3 colourways (white-orange/black-orange/orange-white) sporting classic Size? colourings, different materials (leather/suede) and also the Size? question mark subtly placed on the heel of the shoe. It's an incredible collection, one that affirms the versatility and heritage of the blazer in my opinion.

This new release sees Nike take the same model as created earlier in the year for the vintage hi, but releasing it with some nice new colourways. The gold dart is an intriguing colour, one which will no doubt catch attention, whether it's for the right reasons or not I haven't been able to quite decide yet. The blue grey on the other hand is my favourite of the two, a really nice simple colour which can be worn at any time really. The sky blue colouring seems to fit the suede blazer nicely, and it provides a nice contrast to the worn yellow outer sole of the vintage blazer. If you've got the money to spare, I'd highly recommend a pair of these vintage blazers, with your best bet being Size? retailers or Crooked Tongue's.

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