After unveiling two Nike Blazer Low Women featuring leopard prints side Swooshes, the brand is continuing to get wild with the placement of these patterns. For an upcoming Grade School exclusive, the 1977 silhouette approaches the animal print in a much different manner, while also maintaining a sleek, modern look.
Nike Blazer Low Men The pair starts off with a familiar, white pebbled leather base before taking a unique turn with the rest of the design. Instead of applying the brown leopard spots to the Swoosh, these suede prints are found on the heel tab and an overlay on the forefoot of the lateral side. While a patterned heel tab has been seen before, the latter is a new concept, since the overlay often appears in grey suede. This leaves the Swoosh to adopt a black suede makeup, matching the Nike Blazer Low Cheap on the tongue label. Completing the design is a tamer sole unit, which opts for a white rubber midsole and Herringbone tread underfoot.
The official release for READYMADE’s sustainability-focused effort on the Nike Blazer Low Sale may have come and gone (with much fanfare), but the Japanese label is offering up a swan song in the form of a friends-and-family edition in highly limited quantity. Releasing exclusively as part of Yuta Hosokawa’s exhibit at the Kaikai Kiki gallery (which will be held later in May), this grey variation of the Blazer sees a royal blue warped Swoosh along with colored laces and chords that speak to the makeshift aesthetic of the build.