This is a good fit, riding the Kapital/Needles/Japanese streetwear wave something heavy. I'm all good with that, and Simmons is one of the league's most consistent fit guys. It's all about consistency in the NBA, and when you map that idea onto fits, Simmons is All-NBA.
But I'm here to talk about the Nike Blazers. These Blazers—which look like cardboard, in the best possible way—are from Nike's collaboration with Cactus Plant Flea Market, Cynthia Lu's fast-rising streetwear brand. Nike billed this sneaker as a customizable product, accessible through its "Nike for You" site, where buyers customize famous Nike lines to their specifications. However, these sold out quickly, and most of the people who strategically positioned themselves to race to the checkout designed them very badly. When you look at resale sites, the designs range from "meh" to ghastly.
Simmons got some good ones, though, custom Blazers that have the right balance of bright colors and really capture the bootleggy spirit of the line, which in an ideal world would be a mass-market product but in reality is kept on ice for famous people. These Blazers are sweet as hell. —CG