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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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.