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WMNS Nike Waffle Racer II Premium

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A waffle breakfast in Oregon in 1971 led to a breakthrough invention for running shoes. Nike's co-founder Bill Bowerman – who was a track and field coach at the time – was having breakfast with his wife when it dawned on him that the grooves in the waffle iron she was using would be an excellent mold for a running shoe. He poured rubber into the mold to create the first prototype of the sole. In 2019, the original handmade “Moon Shoe" – made for the 1972 US Olympic Trials – sold for $437,500 at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. The waffle sole was Nike's first major innovation as a brand and has been used in many shoes over the years. Today, it's the Waffle Racer II Premium from 2004. In recent times we have seen the Waffle Racer in many iterations from Craters to Off-White. This pair features a Burberry style plaid base, floral knitted wool overlay mixed with soft leather Swoosh, mudguard and lining. It was a women's colourway and sized up all the way to a US 15.5. Custom made for keeping all chauvinists silent. What's your favourite “Waffle” sole on a shoe?