Size and fit

The Off White x Nike Blazer Mid is offered in men’s sizing. Generally, this pair fits true to size so it is recommended to go one’s usual size. However, for those with wide feet, going up half a size is suggested for a better fit. 

Weaving above the tongue is the flat shoelaces for that lace-up fastening system. These can be adjusted for a more secure and preferred fit. 

Nike Blazer Mid Off-White Style

Another Abloh and Nike creation, the Blazer Mid is composed of a variety of materials. This classic silhouette gets deconstructed, making the materials seem to appear like they have been flipped inside out. Furthermore, these sneakers are crafted with a mesh-like, semi-translucent synthetic material and incorporate leather and suede detailing on the upper.

The tongue is made of mesh material with an unfinished edge which exposes the foam padding. A signature tonal rubber toe cap is also featured in the toe box. Also, an oversized, displaced rubber Swoosh wraps all the way around the midfoot on both sides and descends into the soles of the shoes. 

Moreover, Off-White branding can be found on the medial sides of the shoes with texts on the lateral sections. “NIKE” is embossed in a suede material and is also decorated by the exposed foam that’s found on the tongue. Several colorways are released for this collaboration including the first one which is in white and gray, the Halloween-themed “Spooky Pack” that comes in the “Grim Reaper” and “All Hallow’s Eve” color scheme, and Serena William’s Wolf Grey Serena “Queen”.

With a trendy and versatile design, these sneakers can be styled with a casual or street-style ensemble. Almost any clothing piece can go well with these shoes on. One can go for jeans, joggers, and denim that are topped with shirts, hoodies, or long sleeves. 

Notable Features

With a semi-translucent, mesh-like upper, this helps the shoes provide more breathability. The rubber toe cap also delivers protection and durability. Moreover, the durable ripstop material on the lateral side adds more texture to the shoes. There is some cushioning, but it remains mostly faithful to the 1970s Blazer. The thick rubber midsole is reinforced around the toe which offers support. On the bottom of the sneakers, a herringbone blazer outsole features ample grip and traction. 

Nike Blazer Mid Off-White History

Released in 1972, the Nike Blazer was one of the first basketball sneakers Nike ever created and was the first to carry the Swoosh. They were designed for immediate dominating impact on the court and to compete with other sneaker brands that were dominating the game. The shoes a feature straightforward design, leather upper, large Swoosh, and an outsole that is fused to the upper.  In the mid-1980s, a decade after its debut, the sneaker was wholly embraced by skate culture where the sneaker’s high ankle cut and full foot support were the perfect blueprints for skateboarding’s new aerial dynamism.

Collaborating with one of the most prominent streetwear designers of this decade, Virgil Abloh and Nike gives the Blazer Mid a remake, making it part of The 10 Icons and is now among the most sought-after models in the ongoing collaboration between Abloh and Nike.

Nice to know

  • Zip tags that are in popping colors are found on the upper of the Blazers as part of Abloh’s branding. 
  • The Nike tag on the tongue is moved to the side and more top it off.
  • The four lace options – white, black, neon orange, and neon green – come with Abloh's signature self-referential “SHOELACES” branding.

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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.