Nike Waffle Racer VNTG – size? exclusive
The Waffle Racer, a successor to the Oregon Waffle, was first introduced in 1976 and is a classic example of early Nike design & development from an era when the brand was relatively new & upcoming.
Intended as a lightweight running specific silhouette, the shoes standout feature was its’ ‘waffle’ outsole, which curved up at the toe and through a series of rubber spikes/pimples was designed to give an athlete maximum grip on both the track and road.
As well as the curved waffle outsole, another noticeable advance in technology for the Waffle Racer was the addition of a larger midsole, which increased stability & comfort, but since it was manufactured out of EVA, the finished product was lighter in weight than similar previous Nike models released at the time.
Available in distinctive 1970’s Nike colourways (varsity maize/varsity royal & court green/uni gold), limited to just 500 units in each & complete with ‘vintage’ treatment, the size? exclusive Nike Waffle Racer Vintage is scheduled for a May release (exact date TBC) at stores and online.