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Nike Waffle Racer & Air Tailwind '79 10.03.19

“A shoe must be three things,” Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman declared. “It must be light, comfortable and it’s got to go the distance.”

 Bowerman sought to manifest a shoe with excellent traction on multiple surfaces, without metal spikes. The solve came over breakfast in 1970, as he contemplated the syrup-cradling depressions of the waffle on his plate. “What if you reversed the pattern and formed a material with raised waffle-grid nubs?” he wondered. He subsequently commandeered the family waffle iron and substituted melted urethane for batter.

Fast forward 42 years after it first debuted in 1977, the Nike Waffle has been enjoying a banner 2019, drawing attention from the likes of sacai & Virgil Abloh.

The Nike Waffle Racer & Tailwind '79 drop Thursday October 3rd in-store at our Yorkville location at 12:00 PM EST. Remaining pairs will release online at 2:00 PM EST.

Prices/Sizes:

Nike Waffle Racer "Black/White" $115 CAD  / Men’s 8 - 11

Air Tailwind '79 “Pumice” - $130 CAD  / Men’s 8 - 11