Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Some of those who have reviewed the Nike Blazer Mid Rebel shoes are pleased with their purchase.
  • Its unique construction captivates the few commenters into buying these sneakers.
  • Because a wearer is highly satisfied with her purchase, she bought the other two colorways from the collection.
  • A shopper is delighted because this pair goes well with jeans and pants.
  • These are extremely stylish according to a wearer.
  • A couple of users have praised the model because there are various colorways that are available for purchase.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Although the diagonal lacing system looks good in pictures, wearing them on actual doesn't produce a good look, said some of the consumers.
  • The tongue of this version of Nike Blazer Mid is too puffy, stated one reviewer.

Bottom line

The Blazer Mid Rebel from Nike puts a unique spin on an icon. Despite several rebellious tweaks like the zipper, asymmetrical lacing system and deconstructed Swoosh, these sneakers remain to carry the identity of the Nike Blazer.

The lacing system and the mid-top construction may need some getting used to especially for those who are used to low-top sneakers, but given some of the style points, it is worth a try.

Facts

Style: Retro
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Blazer
Closure: Laces, Zipper
Material: Canvas, EVA, Rubber Sole
Price: $100
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Grey, Multi, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Size
Small True to size Large
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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 come 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.

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 shoes 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, black shirt, and 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.

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.

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 on 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 until 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.

  • Users can customize their Nike Blazer Mid Rebel shoes with the Nike iD.
  • 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 backwards.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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