If there’s anything that’s as safe as death and taxes, it’s the inevitable recurrence of trends long presumed dead. Sure, by now, everybody and their dog have hopped onto the 90s and early noughties bandwagon, presenting us with the return of fads of questionable sartorial merit like large-scale prints, unflattering fits, choker necklaces, and tracksuits. Yeah, we know, it’s fun to dress like a 2002 used clothing collection bin, and sometimes, it’s even practical – in the case of the current activewear epidemic, for example.
But Nike SB, alongside Eric Koston’s and Guy Mariano’s newly-founded skateboarding company Numbers, really take the proverbial cake with their latest twist on the ever-famous Blazer Low. In a flash of genius so bright it caused hypebeasts around the globe to contort their bodies in epileptic seizures, the two companies have decided to bring back the Velcro patch, single-handedly putting an end to the absolutely, positively worst thing that can happen during any skate session: torn laces. You see, Nike and Numbers did the math: if there are no laces, you can’t tear any. Can’t argue with that, can you? After Dry-Fit, Lunarlon, Hyperfeel and fucking space travel, this is probably the most meaningful development in the history of human kind. And as long as we’re getting back the more useful trends of the 90s and early 2000s, we sure ain’t complaining. You can buy the Nike SB Blazer Low AC QS “Numbers” online and at our store in Frankfurt from now.