If you've been browsing through our release calendar lately, you've surely come across the new READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid. Whether on our website or comfortably on your mobile phone in our app just before going to sleep…these two gems from Nike and Yuta Hosokawa's label "READYMADE" have 100% immediately caught your eye!
Because when it comes to the design of the sneakers, extreme differences of opinion can certainly be found. But the shoes are definitely unique and different! Whether you think this is negative or positive is up to you…
But before we take a closer look at the kicks, give you more pictures and show you what's behind this collaboration, we come to the most important information you need:
Both the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid "Black", and READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid "White" will be released next Saturday, 27 February 2021. On this day at 9AM, with a little luck and €160 in your pocket, you can grab your favourite at Nike as well as at other selected retailers.
A simple click on one of the buttons below will take you directly to a list of all retailers who will be selling the shoes. There you will also find all the raffles you can participate in now to increase your chance of buying one of these blazers:
READYMADE X Nike Blazer Mid 'Black'
READYMADE X Nike Blazer Mid 'White'
READYMADE: DIY-Designs from Japan
I am sure that there are some of you who have never heard of this brand before. But that's definitely not because the brand is not present. The Japanese designer brand is even popular with artists like Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh, who rock apparel and accessories by founder Yuta Hosokawa and his team. Collaborations such as with A Bathing Ape have also come about on several occasions.
READYMADE is known for creative DIY designs that are mostly found on vintage US military gear and give each piece a fresh, modern touch. To give you a better idea, here are some pictures of previous designs and a picture of the team before we take a closer look at the READYMADE x Nike Blazer:
READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid 'Black'
Let's start with the more striking pair of the two colourways. What immediately catches your eye is the crazy look the famous Swoosh has been given here on the popular silhouette of the Nike Blazer. As if it had been hooked at the bend and pulled down, the brand feature is the highlight of the collab here in a bright 'total orange'. But wait and see, because the shoes have some other unique features to offer!
As usual for the Japanese fashion brand, recycled materials can also be found on the new READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid. These adorn the entire tongue in a camo pattern, as well as parts of the heel. The fabric of the black overlays on the sides of the sneakers is a combination of mesh and suede. If we take a look at the toebox, it is made of thicker mesh, which is also made of recycled materials.
A "Swoosh trio" can be found on the heel cap, which appropriately looks like a recycled logo. The READYMADE branding is placed just below, which can also be found on the tongue tag and insole.
Let's now move on to another highlight, which could possibly also ensure a lot of popularity: The laces! In addition to the grey, normal laces, you also get green, eye-catching bungee laces in the midfoot area. Imagine these extra laces like the ones on the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low's.
The whole design is finished off with a rubber cover on the toebox and a midsole that exudes a very special, new aesthetic.
READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid 'White'
With the second highlight of the upcoming READYMADE x Nike collaboration, you're definitely choosing a simpler version. Roughly speaking, the shoe also comes with all the above-mentioned features and special characteristics, but in 'White'.
The only thing that has changed is the colour of the side panels. In this version, they have been given a bright white to provide a simple but clear contrast to the "Warped Swoosh", which comes in black here. The bungee laces have also been given a bright orange colour.
Most people on the internet are arguing about what to think of the design and especially the deconstructed Swoosh. As briefly mentioned above, some hate it, while others love this new kind of design. My prediction is that most of the people who are currently saying how bad the kicks are will still try to cop the shoes.
Because the new READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid are something very special that you rarely get to see!