July 22, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 1
The Nike Blazer Mid LR marks the first time we’ve seen LunarLon used in conjunction with Beaverton’s 1973 original basketball silhouette. It’s the first time we’ve seen the Mid cut differ so greatly from the high and the first time that the midtop version’s toe stitching hasn’t indicated a ‘foxing’ ribbon (not to mention those new side panel reinforcements). So how does a model with so much deviation from its heritage still manage to look so familiar (even when it feels so much better)? The Blazer Mid LR keeps with the nearly forty year-old conventions like a fat ‘belly’ Swoosh and old school non-italicized heel branding, and thanks to the vulcanized sole that belies a high-tech footbed, a pair of jeans has these virtually indistinguishable from the less technically-capable forebears. Click through for a closer look at this Anthracite and Gym Red combo, let us know how you feel about the LR’s unique shape and grab yours from Shelta.
Nike Blazer Mid LR
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