Nike is one of the largest sports equipment manufacturers in the world. The brand with the Swoosh releases a new colourway almost daily, often debuting in several countries. Even though the Beaverton label probably had a difficult start in 2020, it came back more powerful than ever.
To this day, however, the brand has definitely felt the effects of the coronavirus, as several sneakers will be released at a later date. All the more reason to celebrate the increased number of models and the unique style that Nike now releases daily or weekly.
The amazingly big packs in particular are filled with several great and brutal sneakers and colourways. Most recently, Nike released the “Brushstroke Pack” — a new collection that is filled with many popular silhouettes and also offers different styles. In it we find the old classic Nike Blazer Mid, the fan favourite Air Force 1 and the beloved Air Jordan 1 Low.
Even though the silhouettes share the same colours and distinctive details, they look unique and different. Let’s take a look at a special edition from the “Brushstroke Pack” and check out the individual accents.
What is Autoclave?
This Nike Blazer Mid Vintage ’77 also comes with the famous Autoclave construction. But what does “autoclave” actually mean and how do we recognize it? The Autoclave construction connects the light outsole with the upper. Other silhouettes are “glued” or sewn together. Therefore, the Blazer iterations often look sleeker and more elegant.
Few Blazer Mid Vintage ’77 models look as good as the unique “Brushstroke”. This is probably due to the carefully selected materials. The upper material as well as the eyestays and the toe box are made of drummed leather. This makes the sneakers look very robust and also feel very good.
In addition, there are soft grey suede inserts on the heel and in the front area, which enhance the sneakers a bit. But the most important details are the distinctive red heels and the Swooshes that look as if someone had drawn them with a thick brush.
The white version from the pack has a black Swoosh, while the black sneakers have a white Swoosh. And each Swoosh is again overlaid with a transparent TPU material. In our opinion, this element could have been left out. The part is hardly noticeable and does not really enhance the sneaker.
The original basketball sneaker has not lost its technical details even after many years. A high fit, rubber outsole and durable materials are standard features of the Blazer Mid Vintage ’77. But, over the years, the Beaverton-based brand has improved the elements and adapted them to the respective colour schemes.
With the “Brushstroke”, we also feel the comfortable lightweight sole, while the durable materials provide optimum support and the rubber sole provides the traction we’re used to. The sneakers also have a light foam tongue and small perforations on the sides to improve breathability.
Conclusion on the Nike Blazer Mid Vintage ’77 “Brushstroke”
We are definitely happy about this mega drop. The Blazer Mid is an old classic and should not be missing in any shoe rack. The price for the sneaker is simply unbeatable. The usual versions as well as this “Brushstroke” cost 90£.
Hopefully, we can expect more such iterations in the future. We advise you to order half a size bigger than usual though, as the shoes run pretty small.