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  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black
  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black
  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black
  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black
  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black
  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black
  • Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black

Nike Waffle Racer 17 Black

SKU: 876255002

Availability: In Stock




Quick Overview



The Waffle Racer was introduced in 1974 and was named after its first prototype development. The early prototype was made with rubber poured into a waffle iron which gave the shoe its breakthrough rubber treads. Bowerman constantly experimented with ways to remove nonessential ounces from running shoes in order to improve their performance. He said that the ideal shoe would provide enough support for a runner during a race, but would fall apart once that runner crossed the finish line.So Bowerman tried to find a new design adn materials for the spikes, soles and uppers.

He was convinced that a lightweight shoe without any unessecary material would make the middle-distance runner Phil Knight run even faster. Knitght traveled to japan where he was able to secure distribution rights to sell Onitsuka Tiger running shoes but also entered into a handshake agreement with his former coach in 1964 to create Blue Ribbon Sports. This is when the story gets confusing.

But in the end Blue Ribbon Sports created the Cortez Shoe that was a similarly designed shoe made with lightweight nylon uppers and a suede toebox and Tiger was forced to change their name to Corsair and pay Knights new company monetray damages.

Enough confusion and historic background. Anyhow, the Waffle Racer 17 finally is back with its impressive lightweight design and waffle sole.

Main Color: black
Color-Producer: Black/White
Category: Boys
models: Nike Waffle Racer
sole: rubber
Style: Running, Retro, Low
lining: textile
inner sole: textile
Upper: textile
Fitting: normal
Supplier product number: 876255-002

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