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Nike Blazer Mid "Gamer" Celebrates the History of Video Games

Nike is leveling-up its iconic Blazer silhouette with a gamer-themed release that’s already amassing widespread adoration. The Nike Blazer Mid “Gamer” pairs retro 8-bit pixelation with Modern Warfare headset-wearing motifs for a then-and-now story that brides the history and future of gaming. So it’s fitting that this story is told on the Nike Blazer, a silhouette that, like gaming, started from humble beginnings and is now a mainstream staple. Classic elements like white leather construction and exposed foam tongues work in-hand with the pixelated Swoosh fr retro appeal, whilst modern inclusions like patent leather forefoot and eyelet overlays, and colorful gradient midsoles match the modern era’s obsession with colorful kicks — there’s even a glow-in-the-dark Nike print all over the upper. The rear panel is done up in Velcro, providing a base for removable patches, whilst tongues are finished off in an iridescent TPU plastic. Finishing off the design is the pair’s most obvious callout to gamers; a lateral imprint that reads “Have a Good Game” — a twist on Nike’s infamous “Have a Nike Day” series of adverts from the 1980s.

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