The Blazer is Nike's original basketball shoe from the '70s. A few years back, Nike SB took the Blazer off the shelf and found out the shoe could actually skate - very well in fact. The Blazer Low XT is the same shoe you've been skating for years, just better. Nike shortened the collar to improve comfort around the ankle, then added a thick rubber toecap to enhance durability against griptape.
The classic vulcanized sole provides responsive control. A Zoom insole ensures impact protection without limiting board feel. Tongue centering bands keep the tongue in place for comfort and support.