NIKE BLAZER MID VINTAGE AMBER RISE/GRAND PURPLE SAIL
Beloved for its versatile heritage look and clean lines, the Nike Blazer Mid Vintage has been one of Nike Sportswear’s most-lauded silhouettes so far this year, and now it’s set to return in a compelling combo of black and orange. Apart from the color scheme, the base material is different here as well, with the upper trading out the leather construction of past releases in favor of an elegant black suede. Retro orange accents then appear on the heel collar and midfoot Swoosh, the latter of which features a supple leather that calls to mind the look of a premium basketball. Further classic detailing is provided by an exposed foam tongue with a traditional Nike tag and visible stitching on the upper’s panels that accent its construction perfectly. Down below, things are finalized both literally and figuratively by a sail midsole that completes the look in a way that — dare we say — is almost Shattered Backboard-esque.