Following a long time of prodding, the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid is presently at last set to deliver. In front of the drop, Nike and planner Yuta Hosokawa illustrated the motivations behind the plan of the coordinated effort.
“We deconstructed the Blazer and reproduced it without dismissing its DNA,” the READYMADE fashioner says. “I have been playing ball since I was in 3rd grade. The principal pair of shoes I purchased for myself were Nikes. That is the way I came to like style.”
An impression of the Japanese brand’s center plan esteems and Hosokawa’s feeling of wistfulness, the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid highlights a deconstructed, DIY approach that rethinks Nike’s soonest b-ball shoe. The model highlights a layered upper with a splotched froth base darkened by calculated calfskin side boards. The half-sewed Swoosh marking sits more slender and more, being pulled from the logo’s 1971 variant.
Expanding on the DIY look, uncovered froth encompasses the collar and tongue, while three unique arrangements of bands over the toe box and across the midfoot make an extra layered, brought forth impact. Moving lower we locate a voluminous rough padded sole, planned utilizing earth forms that were modified during prototyping to adjust the shoe’s side profile. While the elastic outsole made with around 15 percent Nike Grind, a blend of reused materials beginning from Nike fabricating scrap and destroyed shoes references READYMADE’s upcycling theory.
Estimated at KSH 17K, $160 USD, both colorways of the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid will formally deliver February 27 on Nike SNKRS, at NikeLab MA5, DSM Ginza and select retailers.