Slam Jam, an Italian firm, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and we've collaborated to release a unique Vintage '77 edition of the Nike Blazer. Its most prominent feature is the inverted Swoosh on the inner side, which practically flips the script. It has a vintage style in grey and off-white. The words 'CLASS' and '1977' appear on the heel tabs as a tribute to the shoe's vintage roots.
With the release of the Blazer in 1973, Nike shocked basketball courts all over the world. The shoe was named after the Portland Trail Blazers and was initially worn by George "The Iceman" Gervin (of the San Antonio Spurs). It had a leather top and vulcanised rubber sole, which were emblematic of 1970s shoes, but as Nike focused on new technology, the Blazer was retired from the court.
Lance Mountain revealed his cooperation with Nike on a Blazer SB in 2005, with extra cushioning on the tongue and a few other adjustments that made the shoe truly board-ready.