The Nike Waffle One Emerges in ‘Summit White’
Nike’s all-new silhouette, the Waffle One, has enjoyed an exciting start to the year, and has now added another colourway to its arsenal. Following on from the ‘Active Fuchsia’ rendition that was spotted back in January, and joining the Social Status colab that has been revealed in recent days, we now have official images for a ‘Summit White’ scheme.
That lead colour is joined by judicial touches of black, while a small orange tag hits the outsole’s heel. Beaverton boasts a proud connection to waffle sole technology, and its unique aesthetic, with the new Waffle One set to write another chapter in Nike’s long history of innovation.
In a memorable story straight from the pages of footwear folklore, back in the early 1970s Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman ‘borrowed’ the family waffle iron from his kitchen to help his experimentation with new tread patterns that he hoped would improve grip on the University of Oregon athletics track where he coached the running team. Bowerman’s tireless quest for innovation became a key driver behind Nike’s eventual ascension into the upper echelons of the sportswear industry. Original pairs of Bowerman’s handmade waffle-soled runners can fetch quite the sum via auction houses these days.
Thankfully for you, this latest waffle-soled silhouette is expected to be more in the price range of the average sneakerhead. Pairs of this Nike Waffle One ‘Summit White’ are expected to hit stores in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on Nike and selected Swoosh stockists.