Verdict from 8 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A great number of sneaker fans find Nike’s Blazer Mid x Off-White a very dope sneaker. 
  • All the colorways available for these Nike sneakers are pretty neat, a lot of pleased critics have remarked. 
  • The mishmash of materials used for these kicks are made of premium quality.
  • Plenty have mentioned that these mid-top shoes are very stylish and versatile and can go with almost anything. 
  • Multiple wearers have expressed that the pair breathes well. 
  • Many applaud the durability of these classic sneakers. 
  • There are several users who insist that the kicks are relatively lightweight. 
  • A couple of commenters love how this version retains the classic vibe of the original one.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It’s unfortunate that these classic-inspired kicks are not the most comfortable available. 
  • They need a breaking-in period before they feel good, as what a handful of testers have experienced. 
  • Some of the sneaker’s colorways are issued in limited numbers, making the pair much more expensive in resell.

Bottom line

Partnering up with Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, this collaboration with Nike called for a re-imagined classic silhouette, taking on with the Blazer Mid. This classic sneaker is offered in a simpler design but gets deconstructed, giving more edge to it and making it more fashion-forward. 

In spite of some minor issues, these sneakers still capture the crisp and bold look that Off-White is known for, plus the comfort and performance that Nike always delivers.

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Good to know

The Off White x Nike Blazer Mid is offered in men’s sizing. Generally, this pair fits true to size so it is recommended to go one’s usual size. However, for those with wide feet, going up half a size is suggested for a better fit. 

Weaving above the tongue is the flat shoelaces for that lace-up fastening system. These can be adjusted for a more secure and preferred fit. 

Another Abloh and Nike creation, the Blazer Mid is composed of a variety of materials. This classic silhouette gets deconstructed, making the materials seem to appear like they have been flipped inside out. Furthermore, these sneakers are crafted with a mesh-like, semi-translucent synthetic material and incorporate leather and suede detailing on the upper.

The tongue is made of mesh material with an unfinished edge which exposes the foam padding. A signature tonal rubber toe cap is also featured in the toe box. Also, an oversized, displaced rubber Swoosh wraps all the way around the midfoot on both sides and descends into the soles of the shoes. 

Moreover, Off-White branding can be found on the medial sides of the shoes with texts on the lateral sections. “NIKE” is embossed in a suede material and is also decorated by the exposed foam that’s found on the tongue. Several colorways are released for this collaboration including the first one which is in white and gray, the Halloween-themed “Spooky Pack” that comes in the “Grim Reaper” and “All Hallow’s Eve” color scheme, and Serena William’s Wolf Grey Serena “Queen”.

With a trendy and versatile design, these sneakers can be styled with a casual or street-style ensemble. Almost any clothing piece can go well with these shoes on. One can go for jeans, joggers, and denim that are topped with shirts, hoodies, or long sleeves. 

With a semi-translucent, mesh-like upper, this helps the shoes provide more breathability. The rubber toe cap also delivers protection and durability. Moreover, the durable ripstop material on the lateral side adds more texture to the shoes. There is some cushioning, but it remains mostly faithful to the 1970s Blazer. The thick rubber midsole is reinforced around the toe which offers support. On the bottom of the sneakers, a herringbone blazer outsole features ample grip and traction. 

Released in 1972, the Nike Blazer was one of the first basketball sneakers Nike ever created and was the first to carry the Swoosh. They were designed for immediate dominating impact on the court and to compete with other sneaker brands that were dominating the game. The shoes a feature straightforward design, leather upper, large Swoosh, and an outsole that is fused to the upper.  In the mid-1980s, a decade after its debut, the sneaker was wholly embraced by skate culture where the sneaker’s high ankle cut and full foot support were the perfect blueprint for skateboarding’s new aerial dynamism.

Collaborating with one of the most prominent streetwear designers of this decade, Virgil Abloh and Nike gives the Blazer Mid a remake, making it part of The 10 Icons and is now among the most sought-after models in the ongoing collaboration between Abloh and Nike.

  • Zip tags that are in popping colors are found on the upper of the Blazers as part of Abloh’s branding. 
  • The Nike tag on the tongue is moved to the side and more top it off.
  • The four lace options – white, black, neon orange, and neon green – come with Abloh's signature self-referential “SHOELACES” branding.

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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.

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