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Sneakers December, 3 2008

Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer Hi

Bringing together the best of Nike’s 36-year sports heritage with the most innovative designers currently infiltrating the sportswear design scene, Nike’s design team has combined with UK-based creative icon Carri Mundane to give the iconic Blazer a Cassette Playa-style remastering.

The Cassette Playa Blazer was first created for Carri’s Spring/Summer 2008 “Future Primitive” runway show, a show that was inspired by Carri’s concept of “urban shamanism.” As Carri explains it, “urban shamanism” a way of thinking that is summarised in her unique style for the season – “Ancient Amazonian hunting rituals adapted by a gang of skaters in a post apocalyptic city”.

Carri was inspired by Nike’s minimalistic design approach, keeping the Blazer’s striking elongated swoosh centered on the shoe. “We’ve left only a circle and triangle for the wearer to decode”.

The Cassette Playa Blazer will be available at the Nike Sportswear 1948 store at Bateman’s Row, Shoreditch and select Nike Sportswear retailers.

More images of the Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer Hi follow after the jump.

Cassette Playa x Nike Blazer Hi

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