The Nike Blazer was released in 1973; therefore, the decade the
Nike Blazer was made and released for sale to the general public
was the 1970's. The Blazer was designed as a basketball sneaker/hi-top,
and competed against the monopoly the Converse All-star had within
the ABA and NBA. The first professional Basketball player to wear
the shoe was George Gervin, when he played for the Virginia Squires
and San Antonio Spurs in 1973.
Due to the popularity in retro trainers from the 1970's, a range
of vintage Nike Blazer's have been released. Harking back to the
simplicity of sneakers before the air bubbles of the 80's, the Blazer
range has a selection of shoes which were either released by Nike
in the 70's, or are inspired by their 70's shoes. The "Nike
Blazer Vintage" are the shoes which are either an exact replication
or a near copy of the original Blazer shoes.