Nike Salutes Shanghai with New Blazer Mid '77 Vintage

The metallic design is inspired by Shanghai’s past and future.

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Nike Sportswear is saluting Shanghai with a new take on the Blazer Mid ‘77 Vintage. Rich with city-centric detailing and special embellishments, this Shanghai-styled Blazer draws its inspiration from the city’s rich heritage and promising future.

Dressed in a mixture of metropolis-themed gray tones, the shoe’s metallic Swooshes, badges and other accents nod to the glistening new high-rise buildings of its “host city.” Meanwhile, the gray paint stripe that wraps around the midfoot and across the tongue was designed to convey old-school Shanghai by nodding to the city’s bustling streets. These streets are acknowledged further by dark gray details on the eyestays and midsole, the latter of which even features a speckled cement print.

Dual Nike spellouts are overlaid on the heel, with extra colored accents provided by the orange suede midfoot overlay and the blue-gray shade on the exposed foam tongue. Gray suede pieces are stitched onto the lateral collar, insoles feature a unique printed graphic, and black suede toe caps bring a stark strike of detail to the shoe’s front half. Finally, the look is finished off by neon pink and orange outsoles — which aim to showcase the vibrance of city life.

The Nike Blazer Mid ‘77 Vintage “Shanghai” is set to release via Nike SNKRS China on October 9, and is priced at ¥899 CNY (approximately $132 USD).

For more from the greater Swoosh umbrella, be sure to check out the women’s-sized re-release of the coveted Air Jordan 3 “Korea.”

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