Size and fit

The Nike Blazer Mid Rebel is available in women’s sizes. Just like what is on its name, these sneakers exhibit insurgence, specifically on its lacing system. Instead of the eyelets arranged in a straight line, the lacing system of these sneakers comes in diagonally, which makes the tongue slanted on the side as well. A zipper on the heel serves as a God-sent feature to save the user from the duties of tying and untying the shoe on every wear.

Nike Blazer Mid Rebel Style

The word rebel may not always be associated with a positive trait. However, in fashion, breaking the rules is a much-welcomed concept. This Nike Blazer shoe takes all elements of the classic and tweaks it to make it more contemporary.

Strut these on the streets and make the most of these utterly versatile sneakers. Channel androgyny by pairing these with skinny black jeans, a black shirt, and a leather jacket. Alternatively, you can style the Nike Mid Rebel by pairing it with dresses and skirts to put a unique twist of femininity on this defiant shoe.

Notable Features

Listing everything down, it seems that there are a lot of changes that were done for the Blazer. The lacing system is one of the major twists one can see on these. It starts in the middle and traverses on the lateral side. A zipper on the inner side makes these sneakers have easy slip-on wear.

To keep up with the insurgent demeanor, the Nike Blazer Mid Rebel sports the same large Swoosh emblem on the side but barely stitched. It is sealed with a Nike tag just above the Swoosh, and a Nike embroidered text that is spelled backward on the heel collar.

Nike Blazer Mid Rebel History

Shortly after changing the name from Blue Ribbon Sports to Nike, Inc. in 1972, the brand proved no signs of stopping. Only coming in stronger than ever, they released a basketball leather shoe called the Nike Blazer which features distinctive elements like leather upper, mesh nylon tongue, and vulcanized rubber outsole. Since the brand was in the process of building a name and making a mark to the public, the oversized Swoosh logo-clad on its sides became an iconic feature for this newcomer.

Initially, the mid-top model of the Nike Blazer was constructed for basketball and even became a popular item thanks to George "Ice Man" Gervin. Despite not having over-the-top technologies, the features and style of the shoe were embraced by the skateboarding community even today. Currently, the Nike Blazer Mid is available in plenty of colorways and renditions. One of which is the Nike Blazer Mid Rebel, a women’s sneaker injected with unusual tweaks.

Additional Info

  • Some of the colorways included in this collection are Bio Beige, Black, Praline, and Summit White.
  • The padded tongue of these sneakers is deconstructed and shows the foam inside.
  • The reversed heel logo pays tribute and is inspired by the EKIN crew, one of the oldest secret groups of Nike enthusiasts. EKIN is Nike spelled backward.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Blazer Mid
Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Blazer, Nike Blazer Mid
Closure: Laces, Zipper
Material: Leather, Canvas, Suede, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric

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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.