Size and fit

The Nike Blazer Low Suede runs true to size with some people advising that buyers may choose for a half to full size fit to have spacious feel in the shoe’s interiors. The classic sneaker is offered in men’s and women’s sizes with enough wiggle room and airy feel for those with narrow to wide feet. Wear the classic kicks by securing the lockdown with regular shoe lacing.  

Nike Blazer Low Suede Style

What fashion disaster could happen if one starts to wear a vintage silhouette like the Nike Blazer Low Suede? Nothing. Indeed, the classic style of this retro sneaker is among the top reasons why many people have continued to cop a pair of this minimalist suede shoes. The throwback appeal, plush suede supper, and durability of the sole are among the primary reasons why people have copped this sneaker for decades. Now with a low-top version that allows more movement, the Nike Blazer Low Suede is an excellent sneaker of choice for everyday wear. The vast variety of colorways of the suede sneaker is also the reason why men and women can hardly get enough of this classic silhouette. Many of the silhouette’s most ardent supporters have more than one pair of the comfy Nike Blazer shoes. 

The shoes are a must-have for those who prefer to have casual and street-style low-top sneakers with suede exteriors, a comfy sockliner, and a durable rubber outsole. Here are styling suggestions of the Nike Blazer Low Suede for men and women: 

  • For Men: The low-key aesthetics of the men’s Nike Blazer Low Suede is what attracts its male audience who are mostly those engaged in skateboarding, BMX, punk rock bands, among others. It is also a sneaker staple in most high schools, colleges, and universities as its classic appeal makes it a great daily beater. Other men, meanwhile, use these low-tops at work when casual to smart casual wear is the usual fare. Men may opt to wear these with jeans, slacks, chinos, khakis, and shorts. Top the comfortable bottom wear with hoodies, jackets, tees, and button down shirts for a fresh casual look that is as classic as one can get these days. 
  • For Women: The female sneaker market has also been penetrated by the Nike Blazer Low Suede. With some variants coming in bright and pastel colors, the versatile low-tops and its vintage appeal make it a favorite among women who want a minimalist and classic sneaker to complement their clothes. The women’s Nike Blazer Low Suede may be paired with skimpy shorts, denim skirts, stonewashed jeans, chinos, and khakis. The Nike Blazer Low Suede for women also works with minimal styling with tank tops, tees, blouses, hoodies, and jackets. 

Notable Features

The premium look of the Nike Blazer Low Suede is its most striking feature. The throwback looks of the classic basketball-inspired kick are brought about by the smooth suede material used in the upper and the foam sockliner that delivers lightweight cushioning that has remained almost the same regarding quality for decades.  

Nike Blazer Low Suede History

Released just a few months before the brand was officially called Nike, the Blazer silhouette was first launched in 1972. The Nike Blazer got its name from the Portland Trailblazers most particularly its top scorer George “The Iceman” Gervin who placed the shoe on the spotlight. Gervin was instrumental for the Blazers to become sought after basketball shoes as he donned the iconic sneaker in their major plays with the San Antonio Spurs. 

The basketball-inspired profile of the Nike Blazer does not include any advanced technology as the original shoe was designed as a canvas high-top with a big Swoosh on the sides. The vulcanized construction of the rubber outsole was further enhanced by herringbone tread patterns at the bottom of the sole. 

What the Nike Blazer lacked in terms of technology was immensely compensated by its classic good looks and minimalist design that many sneakerheads wanted. Soon the high-top sneaker became a mid-top and then as a low-top sneaker as the brand gave in to the demands of various users to have a sneaker that does not constrict movements at the ankle. Aside from canvas, many other materials were also used on the upper that includes leather, nylon, and suede.  

The basketball shoe’s versatility in design has resulted in its longevity in the brand’s sneaker portfolio that spanned several decades. It also crossed over from being an on-court favorite into the feet of the skateboarding community. The main reason for this crossover is its relaxed high-top silhouette and the amazing grip and boardfeel of its rubber outsole with herringbone pattern.  

From recreational, amateur, and professional skaters, the Nike Blazer shoes became a recognizable feature in the world skate scene that it has also been redesigned countless times since its conception depending on the trend and the growth of its loyal following. The sneaker successfully crossed over from the world of sports into the bigger and more competitive world of lifestyle sneakers. 

As a result of its continued demand, the Nike Blazer sneaker is now offered in low, mid, and high-top versions. The low-top version is the Nike Blazer Low which had materials for the upper like canvas, leather, and suede. 

The Nike Blazer Low Suede shoes have been a steady fixture in most of Nike retailer’s shelves since it dropped. Many of its fans can’t get enough of the durable and lightweight shoe that is offered in several colorways with plush suede upper material and comfortable interiors. 

Additional Info

  • The Nike Blazer Low Suede comes in a wide variety of colorways.  
  • The sneaker has a rubber outsole with herringbone pattern for traction and durability 
  • A foam sockliner delivers lightweight cushioning and comfort in the shoe interior. 
  • The low-cut collar allows for a more natural fit around the ankle area. 
  • A significant Swoosh branding detail on the lateral and medial sides gives a beautiful accent to the shoe. 

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Blazer Low
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Blazer
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.