Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • Majority of the reviewers found this pair to be very comfortable.
  • Some shoe owners liked the fact that the kick is lightweight.
  • Its materials and construction were of excellent quality, according to several purchasers.
  • The Nike Blazer Mid Vintage can be customized.
  • Most consumers regard this pair as stylish and classic at the same time.
  • This kick runs true to size.
  • It is available in a wide array of colorway options.
  • Plenty of wearers were delighted that they receive compliments every time they wear the shoe out.
  • An online purchaser mentioned that the Nike Blazer Mid Vintage looked better in actual than in photos.
  • A significant number of fashion-savvy customers loved that the sneaker is easy to pair with a multitude of outfits.
  • A number of shoe buyers thought that the kick is well worth the price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several shoe users found putting the shoe on and taking it off quite difficult.
  • A few reviewers noted that if you need arch support, an insole should be added.

Bottom line

The Nike Blazer Mid Vintage is an updated version of the original hoops shoe from the 70s. Now crafted from premium suede and displaying a more streamlined upper, it is retooled specifically for the ladies.

The suede-crafted upper added a touch of luxe to the pair's sporty design exuding a dressier vibe, which sealed the deal for most reviewers. If you seek a mid-top sneaker that's comfortable, durable and doesn't look too bulky, then the Blazer Mid Vintage might fit the bill.

Facts

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The Nike Blazer Mid Vintage is solely offered in women’s sizes, which range from 5 to 12. Guys who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes up from their regular shoe size. Due to the kick’s mid-top profile wearing it and taking it off might require more effort, but ultimately the shoe runs true to size.

With a more streamlined silhouette, the Nike Blazer Mid Vintage exudes a more feminine vibe than its predecessor. Moreover, the kick’s buttery suede upper elevates its classic sporty design into a more refined look. The ladies can pair it with shirtdresses, cropped jeans, and skirts for a fun and casual look. The guys can shoe off its mid-top silhouette by opting for cuffed jeans or cropped trousers.

This pair displays its predecessor's recognizable design and timelessness, but if you inspect closely, the Nike Blazer Mid Vintage features a slimmer profile and is crafted from suede and pigskin leather accents.

Introduced in 1972, the Nike Blazer was originally crafted from leather with a mesh nylon tongue and an oversized logo on the sides. Manufactured as a basketball kick, its name was derived from the local basketball team where the company resides – Portland Trail Blazers. But due to his incredible performance on the court, Nike commissioned George "The Iceman" Gervin from the San Antonio Spurs to wear it.

Shortly after the shoe's release, the brand's Air technology was developed, and the boom of technical basketball sneakers started, which consequently left the Blazer behind. Since then, skateboarders happily adopted the shoe for its affordability, durability, and adequate cushioning against impact. With little to no options of skate shoes then, skateboarders were using basketball sneakers to perform tricks in.  Thanks to them, the Blazer was saved from becoming extinct.

Today it is considered as a retro, casual shoe and is marketed under the Nike Skateboarding sub-brand. The Nike Blazer also received several collaborations from different personalities and brands such as Futura, Supreme, Comme des Garcons, Fragment, and most recently Virgil Abloh's Off-White.

Different Blazer iterations are also available, from canvas materials to low-top versions and printed uppers. One of these is the Nike Blazer Mid Vintage, a slimmer adaptation created for women. It can be customized through the brand's NikeiD site.

  • It is offered in Medium width.
  • Perforation holes are placed on both sides of the shoe for added breathability.
  • It has a foam insole for better in-step comfort.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com