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True To Size
The Nike Blazer Mid 77 recently made a comeback, just in time to have a closer look and review its features. As its name suggests this sneaker was released in the 70’s, being in fact one of the first Nike sneakers ever, after the Cortez and the Waffle Racer. Its name also has deep connections with Nike’s history related to the brand headquarters in Portland where the Trailblazers were playing at the time in the NBA. Like many other retros, it became a street sneaker in the following years, especially after the low version came out.
We got a pair of these in white and red as they went on sale recently, down from their retail price of $100. Out of the box the shoes feel quite lightweight for a leather made hi top and you can tell immediately on how good the quality of the materials is. They fit true to size and there is no need to break them in due to the soft leather that molds nicely on your feet. They are of a very simple design which makes them easy to wear with any casual attire. In many ways it has a similar silhouette to a Chuck Taylor, made of leather of course.
Stylish, retro looks
Easy to fit with any attire
Limited arch support
As mentioned before the upper is made of soft leather (at least for the pair I got) with suede overlays which are roughened up a bit to add some vintage effect to the shoe. A striking feature of the upper is the nylon tongue with the exposed cushioning, certainly another vintage feature that some love and others truly hate. There is light padding in the ankle area and the tongue for added comfort. The oversized Nike logo and more branding can be found on the sides of the shoes, heel and tongue. The upper construction makes it great to wear these in cold weather, keeping you stylish and without having to wear some heavy footwear. What we also concluded during thai short Nike Blazer Mid 77 Review was also that these are a good choice for any wet conditions, especially if you treat the leather with some weatherproof spray to protect it.
The sole unit is one that you’d expect from a retro shoe, with vulcanized outsole and removable EVA insole. Overall the sole is flat which gives less arch support than other more modern shoes. This, along with the vulcanized outsole made this shoe a favorite among skateboarders in the 90’s at a time when this style was pretty much extinct. This is surely still an option today, adding a bit of versatility to a shoe that otherwise we can only recommend for casual wear. Standing up in these for long hours is again not recommended, due to the obvious lack of arch support.
To conclude this Nike Blazer Mid 77 review, if you’re looking for a stylish sneaker with retro vibes to wear for going out , for school or just wear it casually, this is certainly a good option. It is lightweight and made of good quality materials that are made to last.