McFly Nike Shootout: Blazer vs Cortez

SeanMcFly

New Member
Okay, so Nike has two incredibly close (albeit for different reasons) sneakers to the '85 bruins: the Blazer Low, and the Basic Cortez. Now, judging by these attached pics, I can say the overall shoe shape and sole pattern are closer on the Blazer Lows, but the Cortez have the swoosh and the front stitching that resembles the bruins more. Thoughts?

Blazer Low:

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Cortez:

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67Beatle88

Active Member
Blazers... Cortez sole kills the accuracy. Why not get some new release Bruins (not 100% accurate to originals) on EBay though. They are less than $100.
 

The Searcher

Sr Member
Owning a pair of the 2015 rerelease Bruins, I was not able to find any differences between the screen used Bruins and the newer ones. Is there something I’m not seeing? Also, I would go with blazers as well, since they are basketball shoes (the Bruins were also basketball shoes). The Cortez channels too much of a “Forrest Gump” look in my opinion (not a bad thing, since that movie was great, but it doesn’t work for mid 80s Michael J. Fox). If you want a running shoe for your Mcfly costume, you could always try the Nike Terra TCs:
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They were featured in some of the alternate posters created for the film:
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SeanMcFly

New Member
Blazers... Cortez sole kills the accuracy. Why not get some new release Bruins (not 100% accurate to originals) on EBay though. They are less than $100.
I agree on the Blazers. I ended up picking up a pair of new release white and navy blue swoosh Bruins on eBay, but I posted this thread in case anyone wanted to make some McFly style sneakers on NikeID without having to paint the swoosh themselves. My bruins went for $129 because I'm a size 9 and that runs small for men (and is hard to come by lol)
 

SeanMcFly

New Member
Owning a pair of the 2015 rerelease Bruins, I was not able to find any differences between the screen used Bruins and the newer ones. Is there something I’m not seeing? Also, I would go with blazers as well, since they are basketball shoes (the Bruins were also basketball shoes). The Cortez channels too much of a “Forrest Gump” look in my opinion (not a bad thing, since that movie was great, but it doesn’t work for mid 80s Michael J. Fox). If you want a running shoe for your Mcfly costume, you could always try the Nike Terra XCs:
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They were featured in some of the alternate posters created for the film:
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It's crazy that he wears those in the posters, because the stitching and sole pattern looks almost EXACTLY like my current McFly sneakers (I got them so I could monogram the back tags like so) :
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I'll probably alternate between the bruins and these guys now that I know in some way, these are strangely accurate!
 

67Beatle88

Active Member
The Searcher , new bruins have quite a few differences to the originals... the toe cap is flared on original one, however on new ones they aren't. The sole is different, the part that says Nike on the bottom is different. The opening for the foot is wider on the new ones and the tongue is made of a different material that is less flexible on new ones. Here are some pictures of the differences-
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The Searcher

Sr Member
@The Searcher , new bruins have quite a few differences to the originals... the toe cap is flared on original one, however on new ones they aren't. The sole is different, the part that says Nike on the bottom is different. The opening for the foot is wider on the new ones and the tongue is made of a different material that is less flexible on new ones. Here are some pictures of the differences-
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Thanks for the info! The only catch I see is that even though the older ones are correct, the examples I’ve found for sale are not in very good condition (in other words, I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing shoes that are not only rare, but could fall apart with use). So while I’m really inclined to go for accuracy, I also want something comfortable and fresh. Should I stay with my rereleases or aim for originals?
 

67Beatle88

Active Member
The Searcher , post some photos of what you are looking at for originals. I wouldn't call bruins particularly rare... and the soles are sewn and glued on. I've worn mine out and the soles are a bit hardened. The re releases are okay, and no one would probably ever know, but I still prefer the originals.
 
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The Searcher

Sr Member
I can’t seem to find the photos for the ones I was referencing, but the only ones I’ve seen show up are over $600 USD (another reason I bought the new ones). While they may not be rare, they are definetly expensive (which is why I thought they were rare).
 

67Beatle88

Active Member
I paid $20 for mine 2 years ago... If I see some cheap I’ll PM you. Don’t always look for the red ones either, you can repaint the swooshes.
 
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