THEY have been a name renowned Stateside and one of the only American trainer brands to really steal a march on their European counterparts, producing classic shoes from the Wimbledon to the Internationalists, to the classic Hi Top, yes I am talking about the famous Swoosh brand of Nike.
Now the brand that was started at the University of Oregon by Philip Knight in 1964 is looking to reclaim some more ground with reimergence and redesign of the Mid and Hi top boots, this time with the Blazer boot, that is set to kick its way on to the high street next month, but pre-orders are being taken now.
The basketball inspired boot comes in new colours for the year black and grey, the grey has a nice olive tinge to it, while the black stands out superbly against the contrast white sole, heal and swoosh sign.
The suede leather upper of the boot gives a softer feel than the usual basketball leather style, and the sole, which is vulcanised rubber has been oxidised to give a vintage feel to the boot and make it more of a fashion item that the harder edged sports boot. But to be honest when have they ever really been used for their real purpose?
Looking good is what it is about and these boots definitely do that.
A nice return from Nike, with plenty more to come in the shape of the NSW and the Air Max should make this summer a Hi old time.
Contact Stuarts to pre-order these beauties.