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 Zoom Mid XT is the same shoe you've been skating for years, just better. Nike shortened the collar to improve comfort around the ankle, then added a thick rubber toecap to enhance durability against griptape.
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.
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.