The Nike Waffle Trainer 2 Pays Another Homage to US MountaineeringRelease: TBC
The Nike Waffle Trainer 2 is preparing to pay another homage to US mountaineering, following last week’s unveiling of a colourway with a seriously cool backstory. Dressed in ‘Gym Red’, ‘Metallic Gold Star’, ‘Hyper Royal’ and black, this release will rock similar adornments to that yellow and blue retro – including the mountain graphic on the tongue, rope laces, and the special ‘NIK2’ branding on the heels.
This K2-themed pack references 1978’s pioneering first American ascent of the world’s second highest mountain, which coincidentally also became a key moment in Nike history. An iconic photo of Rick Ridgeway and John Roskelley on the approach to K2 showed them proudly wearing the Nike LDV – a lightweight runner that seemed well out of its natural habitat in that rugged setting. This revelation inspired Nike to begin developing hiking shoes in the 1980s, which ultimately led to the ACG line.
This latest rendition of the K2-themed Waffle Trainer 2 is expected to climb onto shelves at Nike and select retailers very soon. Sense of adventure not included.
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