Size and fit

The Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage shoes are available in unisex sizing. Its mid-top silhouette offers ample ankle protection and support. 

The leather upper allows sufficient foot breathability as well as support. It has a padded insole that offers cushioning comfort. Also, it has a non-marking rubber outsole with a herringbone tread pattern that delivers excellent traction.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage Style

The Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage is another exciting version of the iconic basketball silhouette in the 70s. It has a straightforward white upper with a giant Swoosh logo at the side. The suede material adorning the upper adds value to its overall design. With an autoclave construction, it fuses the outsole to the midsole for a contoured look.

This mid-top sneaker has a vintage-looking tongue that is made of foam and covered in nylon material. It is available in colorways like vast grey/ sail/ metallic red bronze, Habanero red/ white/ sail, white/ sail/ racer blue, and white/black.

Notable Features

The Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage features a smooth leather upper with hairy suede detailing around the toe cap down to the lateral sides. It also highlights the midsole with vintage treatment and exposed tongue that give an old-school look.

This mid-top sneaker brings a dose of nostalgia. It exudes versatility with a retro vibe that can complement several casual outfits. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage History

Nike initially introduced the Nike Blazer in 1972. It had a leather upper, mesh nylon tongue and vulcanized rubber outsole. The giant Swoosh logo at the side brought brand awareness. During the 70s, the vulcanized rubber outsole was preferred in the court because of its superior grip. It was the cutting technology at that time, even after the debut of the Air technology in the Nike Tailwind.

When Nike decided to find a suitable name for the silhouette, Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman took inspiration from a local basketball team called the Portland Blazers. However, it was George Gervin of San Antonio Spurs who first and officially endorsed the shoe. 

In the 1990s, the Nike Blazer started to become extinct. However, it was quickly adopted by skateboarders because of its vulcanized outsole that offered excellent traction. Also, its heavy leather and suede materials were strong enough to withstand skateboarding abuse. As basketball players left the Blazers behind, skateboarders took ownership of it. This saved the silhouette from going out of style. 

In 2005, pro skater Lance Mountain announced the development of Blazers for Nike SB, adding padding to the tongue and installing the Air technology. It officially transformed the basketball shoe into a skate shoe. 

Since then, it was reinterpreted countless times. One of its exciting iterations is the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage. It sports the old-school look of the basketball shoe and a midsole with a vintage finish. With a similarity to the Slam Jam collab, it delivers a combination of retro vibe and versatility.

Nice to know

  • The insole is removable.
  • The toe box has an extra layer for reinforcement.
  • A special edition of the Nike Blazer was released with “ICEMAN” across the heel instead of “NIKE.”
  • In 2003, the Blazer silhouette was used with Futura and Nike collaboration to release only 1,000 pairs, making the shoe rare and collectible. 
  • Some Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage shoes have brown rubber outsoles, others have white rubber ones.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Blazer Mid 77
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Blazer, Nike Blazer Mid 77, Nike Blazer Mid, Nike Grind
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA

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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.