Nike’s Blazer Mid silhouette has been on a roll over the past few years, as the shoe evolved from retro, to collab, to full-blown hit sneaker in a little less than a year. Now, Nike is using the fan-favorite to celebrate Coming to America with a wild new colorway.

Released in 1988, Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America was a massively important movie at the time, showcasing the struggle of immigrants in America through a highly comedic nature. Nike’s latest colorway of the Blazer Mid takes direct inspiration from the pivotal Eddie Murphy film, and ties in the movie directly by emblazoning its logo on both heels of the Blazer. As for the rest of the shoe, the upper is covered almost entirely in a red-based plaid, with green and white additions to the pattern. The lacing system and heel tabs are constructed from blue corduroy, while a green leather inner lining and embroidered yellow Swoosh complete the look.


Nike’s latest colorway of the Blazer Mid Vintage ’77, which celebrates Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” has not yet been scheduled for release, though we expect them to hit shelves sometime in the coming weeks. The plaid sneaker with blue, green, and gold accents will likely come with a price tag above $100, and launch from both Nike and select retailers. Check out the early images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 “Coming To America”
Release Date: Coming Soon
Price: $100+
Style Code: CW3044-600