March 15, 2009

Obsession | Nike Blazers Vintage Sneaker

The Nike Blazers Vintage, named after the Portland Trailblazers is a throwback sneaker that is reminiscent of the old basketball shoes that player's like Wilt Chamberlain or Walt Frazier use to wear.  Looking at these, you would have thought this was one of Phil Knight's first creations, but so far from that.  Nike has done some amazing work in creating a vintage shoe that looks and feels like these had been sitting in the back of your closet for some years. From the vintage looking suede, the antiquing finish, and to the vintage swoosh and varsity coloring (varsity red, varsity green, and varsity blue), Nike has dug deep into their archives to offer these vintage kicks.  

A Bit of History:
For those of you who don't know, varsity green is the main color for the University of Oregon Duck's. For those of you who don't know, Nike was founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman at the U of O back in the 70's and the school color became the color they used for many of their athletic shoes that they initially produced.  

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