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MORE “TEN”: New Virgil Abloh x Nike Blazer

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    Off-White x Nike Blazer

    The Off-White x Nike Blazer is all set to have a new release. One of the better parts of “THE TEN” collection is set to make a comeback with new colorways.

    Lately, Virgil Abloh has been on every single headline. He became Louis Vuitton’s menswear Artistic Director, but he also recently released another pair of Off-White Nike Vapormax Flyknit.

    Sure, we have been bombarded with teasers around the internet, but py_rates goes a step further. Images have surfaced on the web with regards to what may be the next Virgil Abloh x Nike shoe. The “TEN” collab just keeps on growing.

    The collaborative project shall debut two different colorways of the Nike Blazer in Black/Cone/Black-White and Canvas/Pale Vanilla/Black-Total Orange. Planned to drop in July to kick off Summer and another pair later on in September.

    It is also rumoured that they should set you back approximately $130.  Even if low-key, this new Off-White x Nike Blazer sure looks pretty good.

    The “deconstructed” hype releases from the Off-White creator seems to gather even more fans across the globe, from resellers to true aficionados. Stay tuned as we shall keep you updated with more news.

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    About the Nike Blazer:

    Believe it or not, the Nike Blazer was originally designed for basketball. We agree that when we think of it, it may sound weird, although, think back to when they were introduced to the market – 1973.

    Made popular by George “The Iceman” Gervin, the silhouette has been always associated with style and pure talent. The original colorways featured a leather upper, a mesh-nylon tongue, and a vulcanized rubber sole.

    That is no more than just the perfect combination for all the b-ball heads in the 70s. The Blazer did not change one bit (apart from all the iterations and colorways, of course).

    Instead, its community, as well as available technology, did. Continuing to survive as a low budget sneaker, its classic look remains among one of the best silhouettes of all time.

    As time changed, the skate community also started to wear them. It is an inexpensive purchase for skaters who wanted to beat them up, in all honesty.

    Now it is even more hyped due to the collaborative project with Virgil Abloh, but if you go back to 2003, street art kingpin Futura also released a 1000 pairs limited edition of the shoe, later on in 2006 with Supreme and in 2013, per say, a collab with CDG, to name a few.

    Officially known as a basketball shoe, it was later marked by Lance Mountain developing a Blazer SB for Nike (seen here), adding passing to the tongue and of course, bringing an Air technology into the sneaker for the first time, appearing as a pair of Air Zoom insoles.

    From the time onwards, the Blazer with minor tweaks was officially a skate shoe, getting an entirely new identity. Hands down to the Blazer, we say. Very few sneakers have gone through the social evolution like the Blazer has.

    Many different people from different backgrounds have adopted the so-simple silhouette. Not only because its lifespan was bigger than any other, but also due to all the brand awareness surrounding the silhouette. It lasted all the way up to now.