There’s good reason Nike’s 1972 Blazer remains a go-to for everyone from athletes to fashion’s elite. Not only does its clean composition make it the ideal canvas for sleek colorways and quirky iterations, but renders it wearable in almost every situation. First introduced as a performance basketball sneaker, the classic design paid homage to the NBA‘s Portland Trail Blazers, but soon caught off-court attention as its charm become increasingly apparent.
In 40 years, the Blazer’s archive has grown extensive… so extensive in fact that picking the right pair has become increasingly difficult. In light of this, Highsnobiety’s commerce content curator, Yulia Pankova, has rounded up a selection of the best mid- and low-top Blazers from across the web. Next to a clutch of timeless colorways, Yulia’s selection features regarded collaborations from the likes of Polar Skate Co. and Steve Harrington.