Nike Waffle Racer

Released: 1974
Complex Says: "In order to take what was then Blue Ribbon Sports to the next level, University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman began experimenting with his wife's home-style waffle maker to create a lightweight track shoe with exceptional traction. The Waffle Racer is now considered to be the impetus behind the growth for Nike's early success. Now that's good home cookin'!"