Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $150
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Summary

We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The asymmetrical zipper of the Nike Blazer Advanced allows users to easily wear and take off the shoe.
  • The leather upper gives the shoe a high-end look.
  • The majority of reviewers were enthusiastic about the looks of the pair.
  • Most reviewers found Nike’s Blazer Advanced comfortable.
  • Some users were satisfied with the quality of the shoes.
  • The new look is welcomed by several fans of the Nike Blazer line.
  • More than a few buyers were very excited with the shoe’s very contemporary look.
  • A few mentioned that they can wear this sneaker either for dressing down or for dressing up.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers said that the Nike Blazer Advanced is narrow. One of them wore the pair unzipped to avoid this problem.
  • It is a premium-priced shoe.
  • A small number of buyers observed that the Blazer Advanced runs small. They recommended going a half size up.

Bottom line

The Nike Blazer Advanced is a classic shoe with a futuristic flair. The off-center zip allows quicker putting on and taking off. Featuring a premium quality leather upper, the pair comes at an expensive price. Some potential buyers might be turned off by the zippers which cause the narrow fit on the foot. This is a new take on a very popular shoe that has generally created an excited buzz among Nike Blazer fans.

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Nike Blazer Advanced History

The Nike Blazer Advanced is a nod to the Blazer silhouette which was originally released in 1972. Although the name was derived from Portland’s NBA team, the Trail Blazers, it was the smooth scoring machine named George Gervin who basically put the original Nike Blazer on the map. His scoring exploits while playing for the San Antonio Spurs was something to watch in those days.

There was nothing special about the design of the first Blazer, except for the huge Swoosh along its sides. Little would people know or Nike, for that matter, that it would turn out to be such a recognizable silhouette decades after its release.

Its versatility has thrived on for decades. From a basketball shoe, the silhouette was used for Nike’s skateboarding line. As a skate shoe, it immediately became the top shoe for skaters of all levels. It was eventually reworked as a lifestyle shoe by NikeLab in the succeeding years. The street brand Stussy created one of the most sought after versions of this shoe. The original silhouette featured a vast range of redesigns since its conception.

The revamp uses a leather upper applied with contemporary colors and asymmetrical zippers instead of the typical lace up closure. The pair also features a sole which was tweaked to achieve a sleeker and more stylish appearance.

In 2016, three iterations were launched. The first release featured a nubuck upper and the models that followed had a smooth black leather upper and a Vachetta Tan upper.

Nike Blazer Advanced Style

The result of the combination of the Blazer silhouette and the leather upper is somehow similar to the Sacai x Nike Dunk Lux collaboration which features a contrasting, contemporary upper atop the vulcanized outsole.  The iconic style was reworked with current concepts to bring modernized sensibility. The pair looks great in a lot of outfits.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Blazer Advanced is only sold in men’s sizing. The shoe is offered in sizes 4 to 15. Nike incorporates True Fit, a platform that uses data from other brands so that users will get their right size. The leather upper is able to stretch and eventually adjusts to the shape of the wearer’s foot. Since the shoe has made it across athletic categories, wearers are treated with a good support and hold on the foot.

Notable Features

The Nike Blazer Advanced takes its place in the history of this line as being the first shoe to offer an off-center closure. This is the sleekest and most streamlined silhouettes that the Blazer line has ever produced. If sophistication is one’s cup of tea, this shoe is clearly hard to miss or to pass.

Additional Info

  • The midsole is made of injected foam for cushioning.
  • The rubber outsole makes the shoe sturdy and provides excellent traction.
  • The heel part is decorated with a Nike branded tab.
  • The mid top height and basketball-inspired DNA provide solid support.