Nike’s Classic Waffle Racer Sneaker Has Returned to Retailers — And You Can Buy It Right Now

Nike’s classic Waffle Racer sneaker has had quite a year in 2019, serving as inspiration for the coveted Sacai x Nike LDWaffle collaboration, along with a trio of Off-White x Nike Waffles rumored to be released this fall. If you aren’t a fan of its recent interpretations, the shoe has returned in its original form.

The original running sneakers, which debuted in 1977, were invented by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman and created with the use of a waffle iron. Today’s re-creation draws design elements from the first design, boasting a vibrant blue moccasin-inspired nylon upper with suede overlays along with yellow Swoosh branding on the sides. The throwback model underwent a few modifications, including a soft memory foam sock liner and a dual-density foam midsole for all-day comfort. The shoe’s standout feature is its waffle rubber outsole in black.

Nike Waffle Racer 'University Blue'
The Nike Waffle Racer “University Blue.”
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Nike Waffle Racer 'University Blue'
The medial side of the Nike Waffle Racer “University Blue.”
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Nike Waffle Racer 'University Blue'
The top view of the Nike Waffle Racer “University Blue.”
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Nike Waffle Racer 'University Blue'
The heel of the Nike Waffle Racer “University Blue.”
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Nike Waffle Racer 'University Blue'
The sole of the Nike Waffle Racer “University Blue.”
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The Nike Waffle Racer is currently available for purchase on Nike.com for $85, in men’s sizes 6 to 15.

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