Fun Fashion Fact Friday: Homemade Nike Waffles.

Well, it is precisely in the name. The waffle soles were invented by a man with the assistance of his wife’s kitchen appliance: a waffle iron.

This is Mrs Bowerman's original waffle iron. Photographer: unknown.

This is Mrs Bowerman’s original waffle iron.
Photographer: unknown.

This is the hem of Nike and its revolutionary waffle sole.

This is an old Nike test shoe, which was dug up on the Bowerman ranch and is now displayed at Nike's headquarters.Courtesy of Oregon Live.

This is an old Nike test shoe, which was dug up on the Bowerman ranch and is now displayed at Nike’s headquarters.
Courtesy of Oregon Live.

Bill Bowerman was the American field and track coach from mid to the late 1900s. He later wanted to experiment and improve running shoes, since he and his business partner began an athletic footwear company named “Blue Ribbon Sports”, which is now known as “Nike”. Nike is the Greek Goddess of Victory, and so it was only appropriate to name their company that as the Nike waffle shoe changed athletic footwear forever, in terms of lightness, comfort and performance.

Sources:
http://naturalrunningcenter.com/2012/05/20/bill-bowerman-wifes-waffle-iron-nike-birth-modern-running-shoe/

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  1. Pingback: 84/365: National Waffle Day & National Pecan Day* | Eat My Words

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