Again in January, we instructed that the Nike Blazer was poised to have a fairly large 12 months. The underappreciated sneaker had been lately revamped by designer Virgil Abloh, and the Swoosh gave it mainline launch in a number of extraordinarily wearable colorways. (To not point out: LeBron James saved Instagramming it, which all the time helps.) Now, the 12 months of the Blazer continues, with the most recent wave of the red-hot Nike x Sacai collaboration set to drop later this week.
As with earlier sneaker collaborations from the Swoosh and the forward-thinking Japanese label, you get two Nikes for the worth of 1. This time, Sacai designer Chitose Abe crashes the Blazer and the Dunk collectively. The result’s a silhouette that looks like a high-fashion sneaker that’s been stylishly Frankenstein-ed again to life. Meaning double tongues, double shoelaces, and double swooshes. The daring mid-top silhouette of the unique Blazer was all the time one thing of an outlier, however each Nike and Sacai have taken that eccentricity to an entire new degree. This design is obtainable in each black and white, and whereas the white colorway appears tamer by comparability, neither sneaker will precisely fly beneath the radar.
It’s no accident that the Blazer discovered itself within the midst of one of many hottest sneaker collaborations of the 12 months. The low-key Nike silhouette has been a cult-level fan favourite for many years, and it was virtually prefer it was simply ready for a second within the solar. (Easy form, daring particulars—it’s the perfect playground for trend designers.) Since Nike x Sacai debuted on the runway, this pumped-up shoe was destined for hyped sneaker glory. And one thing tells us this isn’t the final you’ll be listening to concerning the Nike Blazer earlier than the 12 months is over.
$140, obtainable October 10 by way of Nike.