The Blazer is Nike's original basketball shoe from the '70s. A few years back, Nike SB took the Blazer off the shelf and found out the shoe could actually skate - very well in fact. The Blazer Low is the same shoe you've been skating for years, just with a shorter collar for a natural fit and comfort around the ankle.
The classic vulcanized sole provides responsive control. A Zoom insole ensures impact protection without limiting board feel. Tongue centering bands keep the tongue in place for comfort and support.
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.
Herringbone Tread - The herringbone pattern is frequently used in basketball shoes for its ability to provide optimal traction on smooth surfaces.
Elastic Gusseted Tongue - Lets you wear the shoe like a slip-on when laces are removed.
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.