The Nike Waffle One Sneaker is a lightweight, cushioned athletic shoe with a waffle outsole design. It was designed by Bruce Kilgore and released in 1972.
History and Background
The Nike Waffle One Sneaker was first released in 1972 as a basketball shoe. It eventually became popularly worn by tennis players. It was the first Nike shoe to feature an air cushion sole—the “Waffle Sole.”
The Nike Waffle One Sneaker is a lightweight, cushioned athletic shoe with a waffle outsole design. The upper part of the sneaker was made from leather, mesh, and suede.
1972- The shoe was first released as a basketball sneaker under the name Nike Bruin.
1984- The shoe was reissued as the Nike Waffle Trainer and became popular among runners.
1991- An updated version of the Nike Waffle One Sneaker was released.
2004- The Nike Waffle Trainer became popular as a skateboarding shoe.
Pros of the Nike Waffle One Sneaker
Being lightweight, the shoe offers good support to the wearer’s ankles. It also has a flexible sole which allows for comfort and flexibility while running or performing other athletic activities.
It also has a great look, thanks to the different upper materials that can be seen on this sneaker.
It is very comfortable to wear and lightweight, making it great for daily use.
It has a waffle outsole design, which makes gripping surfaces easier compared to other athletic shoes.
It is durable and can last for a long time, depending on how often it is used.
Because of its great features, the sneaker is a good buy for its price.
Cons of the Nike Waffle One Sneaker
Being a leather basketball shoe, it does not provide breathability. The high-top design may also be uncomfortable for wearers who want the freedom to tie the laces as loose as they want.
Its narrow shape is not as supportive compared to other Nike models
The thickness of the midsole is thin, so it may wear out easily.