Nike’s sustainable “Move to Zero” mission has already brought us some interesting new sneakers in thr form of the Space Hippie collection. Now, the Swoosh is taking that same zero-waste design ethos and applying it to their classics, like the Waffle Racer.
The Nike Waffle Racer is a true classic. Engineered by Bill Bowerman, former head of the Oregon track team and Nike co-founder turned innovator extraordinaire, the idea was dreamt up at Bowerman’s breakfast table, where he theorized that a waffle iron could turn a brick of rubber into some pretty sturdy soles. After some trial and error, his theory proved successful, and the Waffle Racer was born. Now, the Swoosh’s original racing shoe is back and better than ever, and this month, Nike is adding the Waffle to their sustainable “Move to Zero” campaign. Constructed entirely from recycled materials, this version retains all the details of the very first Waffle Racer, with a much more environmentally friendly production process. The look begins with a deep purple mesh base layer, reinforced by black shaggy suede overlays around the laces and mudguard. The tongue features a multicolor scale-like pattern that we’ve seen in other recycled footwear, while Nike’s recycled Crater Foam makes up the heel counter. Finally, a ghostly green Swoosh and gum rubber outsole complete the look.
NIKE WAFFLE RACER “RECYCLED” RELEASE INFORMATION
Nike’s latest iteration of the original Waffle Racer, now made entirely from recycled materials, has not yet been announced for release but is expected to drop sometime in the coming weeks. Part of the “Move to Zero” campaign, this release will likely be available from both Nike and select retailers, with a price tag of just $85. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
Nike Waffle Racer “Recycled”
Release Date: Coming Soon
Color: Midnight Navy/Vapor Green-Black
Style Code: DA4656-400