Share This Page: Nike Blazer Floral Collection "LA", "Chicago" and "NYC" The Nike Blazer got its start in the early '70s when George "The Iceman" Gervin took to the hardwood with this mid-top. Since retiring as a basketball sneaker, this retro kick has easily become a go-to casual shoe because of its enduring style and durability. Floral patterns are a summertime staple for footwear, and Nike knows they couldn't leave out the Nike Blazer. Each pair in the Floral Collection was inspired by its namesake city. The Los Angeles colorway features the city's official flower, the Bird of Paradise, in vibrant oranges and yellows over a prismatic green pattern. "LA" is written in script letters on the ankle, while the Swoosh appears on the side in a grass green that keeps the design consistent and refreshing. The Chicago colorway, which has "Chi" in script on the ankle, is primarily a soft sky blue. Sunny yellow chrysanthemums, the city's official flower, stand out proudly against the periwinkle background. A white midsole and laces echo the color of the white flowers scattered over the shoe. With white and yellow dandelions printed all over and "NYC" scrawled on the ankle, it's easy to see that the last in the collection was inspired by the Big Apple. The flower an official symbol of the city, and The Daffodil Project is a volunteer effort to plant daffodils around the city as memorials for September 11. A bright orange Swoosh tops off its summertime style. These drop Saturday, May 31, at $100, so check in with your local City Gear to find out where you can cop yours!