Who should buy the Nike Internationalist Mid 

This pair of Nike sneakers suits you if you are:

  • Considering to  buy a middle-cut shoes
  • Looking for a lightweight shoes
  • Collecting shoes with a vintage look

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Original style of Nike Internationalist Mid

This retro inspired pair are truly built for the streets with various surfaces. While it is specifically designed for running and became the top choice for long distance running during the 80s, this pair is also perfect for casual wear.

Nike Internationalist Mid Casual wear

Many of the wearers sport these sneakers during casual events wearing their favorite pair of jeans or shorts, combined with tees or polo shirt and finish it off with their favorite trucker hat or sunnies.

Features of Nike Internationalist Mid

The Mid cut version of the Nike Internationalist became prominent to most users because it perfectly blended the mesh-nylon-suede upper in a wide variety of colors.

Nike Internationalist Mid Mid-cut

The bold retro color combinations gave the buyers wide range of choices thus giving them much freedom in choosing their perfect pair.

Aside from the colorway, the aerodynamic shape it exhibits gave the wearers an attractive and lightweight design.

Nike Internationalist Mid Shape

The history of Nike Internationalist Mid

The Swoosh brand first released the Internationalist in the early 80s. The famous Alberto Salazar was commissioned by Nike to co-develop a shoe for running.

He joined the 1982 New York Marathon wearing his personalized Internationalist sneakers and won the said event.

Nike Internationalist Mid Sneakers

During the same year, Nike aired their first ever television commercial and that paved way for the Internationalist to be recognized globally. For several decades, the Internationalist was labelled as “the” shoe for distance running.

In 1985, Internationalist unexpectedly dominated the world of entertainment.

On the 30th birthday of the original version, Nike reintroduced the Internationalist last 2014 displaying a mid cut silhouette.

Nike Internationalist Mid mid cut silhouette

They revealed a pair with higher ankle and retained the traditional suede, mesh and nylon upper finished with brilliant colorway combinations.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Nike Internationalist
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Running
Colorways: Blue / Black / Grey / Green
SKUs: 682844003 / 682844009 / 682844404 / 682844606 / 683967002 / 683967003 / 683967006 / 683967301 / 859478001 / 859478400

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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.