Nike SB and the NBA teamed up to bring a unique skate shoe to all of you Basketball loving skateboarders out there. As you skate in the shoe, the black paint wears off and reveals your favorite basketball team's colors. These Blazer Lows have a vulcanized construction with flexible and durable Herringbone tread to provide lasting traction and boardfeel. The internal sockliner has a Zoom Air unit for responsive cushioning and comfort, and some of the rubber in the midsole has been cored out to make them even more flexible and to reduce weight. A classic shoe you know and love with unique NBA flare.
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. The sole consists of several layers of rubber, glued together then attached to the upper with rubber foxing tape. Vulcanized soles don’t provide as much foot protection or support as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Cored Out Rubber Outsole - Interior of the rubber outsole is cored out in a honeycomb pattern for weight reduction and flexibility.
Herringbone Tread - The herringbone pattern is frequently used in basketball shoes for its ability to provide optimal traction on smooth surfaces.
Zoom Air Unit in Sockliner - Nike Zoom cushioning is incredibly thin and brings the foot closer to the ground for enhanced stability, especially during quick cuts and multi-directional movements.
After impact, the tightly stretched fibers inside the pressurized air unit quickly bounce back into shape, providing a super-responsive feel and improved awareness of the surface you’re on.