UPDATE: As the leaves start to brown and fall in the Northern Hemisphere you're going to need something a little sturdier to roll around in, something like this Nike SB Zoom Blazer Premium. Updated with a Zoom sole to keep your feet feeling fresh after a day power sliding through damp streets, this Blazer also has a gusseted tongue to keep out back spray and a subtle colourway that won't tarnish easily. You can pick these up now from Premium.
Blazer colourways arrive with little fanfare these days. The big belly Swoosh stalwarts have always been the subtler of the SB family, although still much loved they perhaps haven’t incited as much hype as their fraternal counterparts like the Dunk (but not many have). The Blazer looks its best when it’s in a toned down iteration and this premium drop in ‘Anthracite’ is an excellent example. The simple upper gets made up in dark suede matched with an aubergine hued ‘Purple Dynasty’ Swoosh. Finish with ‘Clay Orange’ lining and accents in measured doses and you get a pretty succinct illustration of how good the heritage sneaker can look.
The Nike SB Zoom Blazer Premium is available now from Nike.Com.
– Originally published on September 19, 2016.