Nike's classic Blazer instantly became a pioneer in footwear when it was released in 1973. Taking its name from the Portland Trail Blazers; as Nike's first hoop shoe, it proved worthy of its name. At the time, The Nike Blazer was a welcome departure from its more clunky counterparts. The Blazer's simple design soon became de rigueur on and off the court and in recent times has been embraced by other cultures, including skaters a point not lost in Carri's creative process. "The Blazer's adoption within the skate community made this the perfect shoe for the project. The colours reference the faded neon's of eighties skate culture. For the materials imagine the shoes came from a toxically mutated lizard = sci-fi pimp." Check out the video above for Carri Mundane's take on designing the Cassette Playa Nike Blazer.
The Cassette Playa Blazer will be available at the Nike Sportswear 1948 store at Bateman's Row, Shoreditch, tentatively on December 22th, 2008. And will also be available at Nike Sportswear in New York as well.
Nike Sportswear - 1948
Batemans Row, Kingsland Via:duct | Map
Nike Sportswear - New York
21 Mercer Street | Map
New York, NY 10013
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