Nike has a long and rich history of collaboration. Oftentimes the quality can be a bit hit or miss, but every once in a while they knock it out of the park. Such is the case with the Cat’s Paw Saloon’s on the Blazer Low GT’s — the Nike SB Blazer Low GT “Cat’s Paw Saloon.”
Although a shoe and a saloon seem like an odd pairing for a collaboration (and the premise of countless bad jokes), the partnership makes a whole lot more sense when you know the bar is owned by pro skater Mickey Reyes. Here’s some of the mischief they get up to in that joint:
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The rusty orange on black is striking and the perforated black upper recalls the urban landscape of Portland, Oregon’s underground skate culture, but our favorite detail has to be the multi-colored stripe on the heel. Above the heel is an embroidered tab of the Cat’s Paw Saloon’s very own tiger head emblem — a nice little detail that adds some uniqueness to the design and reps PDX through use of the iconography of a local favorite watering hole.
The shoe is full of other tiny details like the multicolored aglets on the laces, the wild-tiger artwork on the insole, and the black leather lining, and it’s this attention to detail that makes it one of most practical shoe-collabs we’ve seen in a while. The shoes are already being buzzed about, so be sure to be ready for the drop this Thursday, Aug. 9th at select Nike SB retailers.