Shortly after the Off-White renditions hit mass resale markets, John Elliott started including Nike Blazer Mid Rebels (a contemporary Blazer variation) into runway shows and launched a few limited-edition styles.
Next, Slam Jam’s Class of ’77 makeup was released, intentionally flipping the swoosh on the inside panel upside down to create a different look from the standard white-and-black offering of the Nike Blazer Mid ’77. Slam Jam’s collaborative Blazer is currently fetching resale prices that fluctuate between $450 and $874 on StockX.
Though the classic styling of the Blazer from the Nike Sportswear division is back in near-OG form, it’s Nike SB that’s been consistent in including the basketball-turned-skate icon into its product range since 2005. The skate division’s assorted offerings include iconic releases, like the Supreme x Nike SB Blazer, the Michael Lau x Nike SB Blazer “Beijing Olympics” and the Nike SB Blazer “Milk Crate.”
SB team rider Lance Mountain, who collaborated on the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 from 2014, has skated in Blazers throughout his professional career. A dedicated member of the Stüssy tribe, Mountain designed several of his own color variations, and a partnership organically formed between Nike SB X Lance Mountain Collection at the tail end of 2018. Mountain designed both low- and mid-top styles.
While skate style is having a moment in both fashion and footwear, Nike has continued to harness the energy of the SB division. Most recently, its Orange Label series highlighted classic styles from throughout the years. Releasing in both black and white collections at select skate shops, like Premier, the SB Blazer emerged in a skate-friendly aesthetic with a nostalgic gum midsole.
Japanese streetwear savant Sacai recently previewed its yet-to-release iteration of the Blazer in two eye-catching color combos.