Who should buy the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage

You'll find this a deal clincher if:

  • you are fond of basketball sneakers, especially the retro ones from Nike
  • you prefer well-cushioned mid-tops over high-tops
  • you find $100-worth vintage sneakers sweet

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage should buy

Who should NOT buy it

Go flipping through other Nike Blazer Mid kicks if you prefer suede variations or those you can also use for skateboarding. The Nike Venture Runner might also tickle your fancy if you're looking for a retro shoe that's wide-foot friendly.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage must buy

Comfortable to wear all-day

The Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage is a comfortable and fantastic sneaker choice to wear all day. Thanks to the padded insole that contributes a lot to its comfy feel.

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Blazer Mid 77 Vintage never goes out of style

Many customers are attracted to the shoe’s vintage and lovely design. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage comfy

Pieced together smoothly

According to reviewers, this leather, nylon, and suede-built sneaker is done in good quality. Even the toe box has an extra layer for reinforcement.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage cover

Its cover isn’t stiff

Its smooth leather cover with hairy suede detailing around the toe cap is easy to break. It allows sufficient foot breathability as well as support. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage not stiff

Superb traction

It has a non-marking rubber outsole with a herringbone tread pattern that delivers excellent traction. Some variations come in brown rubber outsoles, others in white rubber.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage traction

Blends with casual to sporty wear

It matches well with several streetwear outfits. Like other Nike Blazer shoes, it is available in stunning colorways, such as vast grey/sail/metallic red bronze, Habanero red/white/sail, white/sail/racer blue, white/black, and so on. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage adaptable

Nike's attempt to minimize waste

Some models are made with Nike Grind, repurposed manufacturing scraps, and at least 20% recycled content.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage sole

Tight opening

According to some reviews, the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage fits a bit tight around the ankle and is challenging to put on. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage collar

Slimmer than the OG

A couple of users say it has a narrow construction compared to the Nike Blazer Mid. A couple of users say that the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage has a roomy toe area.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage slim

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.

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage history

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, George Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs first and officially endorsed the shoe. 

In the 1990s, the Nike Blazer started to become extinct. However, skateboarders quickly adopted it 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. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage skateboarding

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. 

Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage tongue

One of its exciting iterations is the Nike Blazer Mid 77 Vintage that sports an old-school basketball shoe appeal. With similarity to the Slam Jam collab, it delivers a combination of retro vibe and versatility.

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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