Who should buy the Nike SB Blazer Mid

The retro appeal of the iconic Nike Blazer shoes is, arguably, the main centerpiece of the SB Blazer Mid. It's for you if: 

  • You've always been a huge fan of Nike's SB footwear portfolio.
  • Your wardrobe consists mainly of semi-loose pants, khakis, and cargo shorts.
  • Walking great distances is what you do when you're not on the board.
  • New hues that drop every season excite you a lot.

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Who should NOT buy it

Trade the SB Blazer Mid for the Nike SB Force 58 if you need a pair that can keep up with the abuse for months. If you're more serious about your skateboarding career, look in the direction of the Nike SB Blazer Mid XT (the XT stands for extra tough).

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For the fleet-footed

Sneakerheads say that the Nike SB Blazer Mid is pretty light. Because of this, they can pull off certain jumping tricks with less drag.

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Smooth and secure rides in the SB Blazer Mid

The tread pattern on the bottom provides incredible grip, while the sole's exceptional boardfeel makes performing tricks feel more personal.

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Undeniably posh and versatile

An overwhelming majority of reviewers say that the Nike SB Blazer Mid is as amazing with casual wear as it is incredible for skateboarding.

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The Nike SB Blazer Mid's enduring comfort

Its Zoom Air cushioning is commendable for providing comfort not only during skating but also when taking long walks.

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A not-so-tough shell

Reviewers say that the upper of the Nike SB Blazer Mid is susceptible to tearing and scuffing, making it not recommendable for more rugged skateboarding sessions.

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A year-round supply of new colorways

The shoe getting new colorways almost every season is one of the best things about this skate-inspired kick.

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Nike SB Blazer Mid equals glove-like fit

Numerous reviewers are delighted with the SB Blazer Mid's glove-like fit. They attribute this quality to the shoe's extra-padded confines.

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Hardcore skateboarders beware

This kick may not be protective enough, particularly around the toe, for more competition-style tricks and jumps.

Friendly to your pocket

Many customers find it reasonably priced, considering the level of comfort and skate-centric performance it offers.

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The Nike SB Blazer Mid's origin

George “The Iceman” Gervin was the first to don the iconic hoops silhouette of the Nike Blazer when it was released in 1973. The iconic basketball sneaker with its signature large swoosh logo on the side panel was a hit among basketball players during the 1970s. However, the fame of the shoe did not stop there. In the 1980s, the minimalist design with its decent tread and sturdy vulcanized construction made it famous as footwear in the growing skateboarding culture. The sturdy sneaker with an excellent grip soon became a favorite among amateur and professional skaters.

Fast-forward to 2007, the Blazer silhouette finally entered the Nike SB portfolio with the entry of pro skater Lance Mountain as an endorser of the Nike Blazer SB. Several versions followed soon after. These models included the Nike SB Blazer Vintage, Nike SB Blazer High, and Nike SB Blazer Mid, among many others.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Skate
Collection: Nike Blazer, Nike Sb Blazer, Nike Sb, Nike Zoom Air, Nike Blazer Mid, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Vulc Sole
Technology: Air Cushion

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Author
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.