Redesigning past products to make an updated version is common practice. Nike is known to do that and once again it has reached way back into the 1970’s for their latest offering, the Waffle Racer 17 ($90). Based on that classic running shoe, the 2017 Racer has been given a decidedly retro look while boasting modern features, of course.
The uppers on the Waffle Racer 17 are made of quality ripstop nylon for dependable tear resistance, and suede overlays are included on toe, heel, and under the laces, for a comfy fit. The waffled pattern gum outsole is the same as the one used on the original, but it’s more than just funky looks, it’s said to provide high-traction and firm grip on ground or pavement. This low-profile, lace-up style shoe has a dual-density foam midsole as well as memory foam cushioning to protect the feet from the impact of running. Last time we checked these kicks were sold out, but you might find them at KITH.