The Nike SB Blazer was first introduced in Spring 2005, but Nike first released the Blazer in 1973. Even though the Nike SB Blazer is plain, they were popular back in the 1970s, and still popular with the release of the Nike SB version.
The Nike Blazer was very stiff, and uncomfortable to many people, but the Nike SB version added Zoom Air and extra padding, which made skaters and sneaker heads enjoy the shoe, and sold well.
Some special Nike SB Blazers have released in the past, including the Nike Blazer Supreme which released in three color ways. The Nike SB Blazer Thrasher and Nike SB Blazer World Cup.