Building on the Blazer’s legacy as a pioneering basketball shoe adopted by skateboarders for its high-performance traction and support, the upcoming collaboration applies the distinct sensibility of Atsuhiko Mori‘s celebrated label to the mix.
Utilizing a clean black suede base, the low-top iteration is accented by snakeskin print Swooshes and contrasting embroidery at the rear that expresses Heaven/Tokyo (天国/東京) in Japanese Kanji. Additional branding comes in the form of “NIKE” heel tabs and the usual model marking tongue tags. Rounding up the design of the shoe are Zoom Air-assisted co-branded insoles and bold gum rubber sole units.
Priced at $85 USD, the WACKO MARIA x Nike SB Blazer Low is set to release on Nike SNKRS and at select retailers like The Berrics’ Canteen starting October 31.
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