Nike’s Big Blue Blazers

High-top Kodachrome your feet.
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High-top Kodachrome your feet.
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When you find something good, stick with it. Need proof? Check out the huge success Nike has found with their new Blazer Mid Metrics in tip-to-tail royal blue. That dedicated scheme and bright-but-not-cartoonish shade turn what would otherwise be a solid pair of mid-rise sneakers into legitimate foot-art. The main panels are rubberized hexagons, for a modern, urban texture, with leather pulls and accents, for a bit of old-school, cobbler luxury. While Nike is still facing competition from boutique manufacturers, the perfect execution of these limited edition sneakers shows that sometimes, big dogs can be as nimble as the upstarts. [price TBD; pre-order on rakuten.com]