Nike Blazer Low Leather: Old school look with a modern comfort
Adding another iteration to its Blazer collection, Nike introduces the plushier Nike Blazer Low Leather. It displays the classic basketball-inspired features crafted with modern materials.
The upper is covered with smooth leather contrasted with a palpable Nike Swoosh emblem. Found under is a lightweight and flexible EVA midsole fused with a durable rubber outsole.
Minimalist sneaker fans would usually end up buying the Adidas Stan Smith as their go-to sneaker. Little did they know that the Adidas Blazer Low Leather is a perfect alternative to the famous Adidas silhouette.
We have listed a few of their similarities and differences, which we thought might help you decide which pair to pick.
- Materials. Both sneakers are made of a leather upper on top of a full-length EVA midsole and grippy rubber outsole.
- Cut. These kicks have a low profile to allow natural fit and comfort around the ankle area.
- Price. Nike and Adidas sell these sneakers around the inexpensive range.
- Availability. These casual sneakers are almost always readily available in the stores.
- Style. Both sneakers have a multipurpose style to fit virtually any occasion.
- Inspiration. The Nike Blazer Low Leather is inspired by the classic basketball footwear, while tennis kicks stirred the Adidas Stan Smith.
- Outsole. The outsole of the Adidas Stan Smith is made of a more flexible and durable rubber cupsole, while the Blazer Low L has the conventional rubber outsole that is fused with the midsole to create a streamlined look.
- Overlay. Keeping its minimalist style, the Adidas Stan Smith ditched any overlay. However, the Blazer Low Leather used suede overlays on the heel, eyestay, and sneaker's lateral side.
- Insole. The Stan Smith has an Ortholite sockliner and leather inner lining. Meanwhile, the Nike Blazer Low Leather's internal lining and footbed are both covered with mesh.
- Perforation. Adidas Stan Smith's perforations are found on the side arranged in the iconic 3-stripe manner. On the other hand, the Nike Blazer Low Leather has two holes located under the Swoosh branding.
Our final thoughts:
Picking between these two sneakers is not an easy task. They share a remarkable amount of details regarding comfort, style, durability, and price range.
But if you prefer a little less popular sneaker than the usual, pick the Nike Blazer Low Leather.