Nike Blazer Mid 77 SE: Premium kick with a retro b-ball flair
The women-exclusively Nike Blazer Mid 77 SE was derived from the 1972 classic basketball footwear called Nike Blazer. Although it received a fair share of popularity in the 80s, the Blazer almost became extinct in the 90s. Thanks to the Nike SB line, the Blazer was given a second life, this time as grippy skateboarding footwear.
The Blazer has undergone countless reinterpretations over time. One of them is the Blaze Mid 77 SE that features the retro style with updated details. The minimalist upper is made with synthetic leather added with buttery suede on the toe box and quarter panel for a luxurious vibe.
Nike Blazer Mid 77 SE vs Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage
The Nike Blazer Mid 77 SE and Mid 77 Vintage are virtually identical. Both models are dressed with a minimalist upper with an eye-catching Swoosh logo to give that vintage touch. On their collars, Nike inserted ample padding with large Nike branding on the heel. To complete the retro look, these sneakers kept the deconstructed unfinished tongue that exposes the foam.
True to its Special Edition name, Nike added premium details to make the Mid 77 SE stand out. Unlike the Vintage version, Nike added tiny metal Swooshes on the lateral and medial sides of the SE to give a more premium vibe to a heritage profile. Also, Nike added a pattern on the SE's insole that celebrates women-empowerment and sisterhood.