Retro gets modernised in the Nike Waffle Debut. Remember that smooth suede and nylon trend? It's back, along with the modernised 'wedge' midsole that feels incredibly plush. And to top it off, we've kept the classic on the bottom—the tried, true and trusted Waffle outsole—that adds traction, durability and heritage style to your step. Waffle Origin::In 1971 Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman was watching his wife, Barbara, make breakfast on a waffle iron when inspiration struck. He swapped rubber for batter, and the Waffle outsole was born. It not only delivers traction, durability and heritage Nike style—it proves that greatness is in the everyday. And that old, rusty waffle iron? Well, it now sits on a pedestal at Nike World Headquarters. Swoosh logos wrap around the heel to form a pull tab, adding thoughtful aesthetics to the easy on-and-off functionality.Soft suede overlays echo the materials used on pre-Nike Blue Ribbon Sports shoes, while textile underlays add durability with a crisp finish.Low-cut, padded collar looks sleek and feels great.Exposed foam tongueTraditional lacingPerforations on the heelWoven tongue label