When it comes to modern footwear initiatives, Tinker Hatfield is often called to design sneakers that benefit his alma mater: University of Oregon. In 2022, he lent his creative touch to the Air Max 1 for its Nike “Ducks of a Feather” NFT Launch as well as created special Air Jordan 8 and Air Jordan 14 player exclusives. And now, he’s reuniting with GOAT and Division Street to bring his first-ever Nike Blazer designs to life.
For this launch, the legendary designer has readied three colorways. Each offering is emblazoned with a numbered 0001 tongue tag, and select number of pairs will arrive with boxes signed by Hatfield. Design-wise, he keeps the overall shape of the shoes but modifies its presentation. Swooshes have relocated from the sides to the rear end which allows the Oregon Ducks mascot imagery to overtly stand out. Tongues have been accessorized with green banners as well to further emphasize its school pride.
These Nike Blazers are slated to drop exclusively on GOAT on Sunday, November 20 starting at 5pm EDT. Proceeds from the launch will go towards 140 University of Oregon student-athletes across three sports (football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball).
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