First launched in 1973, the Nike Blazer was the basketball shoe made by Nike and was worn by NBA greats like George “Iceman” Gervin, Darrell “Dr. Dunkenstein” Griffith, Dennis Johnson, Paul Westphal, Gus Williams, and the 1976 NBA champion Portland Trail Blazers.?? Featuring the over-sized Swoosh, the upper was usually made in leather, suede, or canvas, and was fused to the outsole using an auto-clave heated at a high temperature.?? The shoe has been re-issued numerous times and a SB version was released on the Nike SB line.
Nike print ad with George Gervin