words // Nick Engvall

When it comes to running shoes, the Nike Waffle Racer name has a lot to live up to. Its heritage is one of the most enduring of all the Nike running shoes, and that list includes some now legendary sneakers. The waffle sole has been the foundation for Nike running, from its inception, to the recently released Nike Free Waffle version.

This upcoming release features an extremely lightweight breathable mesh construction that utilizes a seamless upper to avoid irritation and keep weight to a minimum. This neutral racing flat features superior midfoot lockdown and incredible spike-less traction. The solid rubber outsole that provides the traction has been given a little extra flash with a multicolor finish that accents the colors of the upper.

Look for these to be available at Eastbay in the coming weeks along with other Nike Waffle Racer colorways.

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