Rivalries are common ground in just about every sport and league going, from the Pros to the Minors, to NCAA and High School team. Nike has capitalized off of many of them, using the rivalry of various teams to come up with color schemes for sneakers. One such rivalry which Nike has been inspired by resides in the city of Los Angeles between the cities two University teams, the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans.
As part of the Nike SB November 2009 Releases we say a USC inspired SB Blazer in a Team Red/Yellow Ochre colorway and next month in February Nike SB will drop another Blazer, this time inspired by the rival of the Trojans, the UCLA Bruins. The Blazers feature the signature colorway of the Bruins using a Gold Leaf suede upper accented by Insignia Blue suede on the heel tab and heel spine, and Insignia Blue leather on the Swoosh. Solid white appears on the sole unit, Nike branding on the heel and on the Nike branding on the tongue. There’s also a white pair of laces, as well as a blue pair.
Select retailers across the pond such as Kasina have the sneakers in stock now and Nike SB retailers within the States should have them within the coming weeks.