nike-ld-1000-1977-w-ad-1eba on Edit Sphere from Sothebys
A rare 1977 release of Nike’s revolutionary long-distance runner. It features the iconic waffle sole, named for the patented waffle iron-like pattern of the rubber outsole. The super-wide four-inch flared heel was intended to give runners increased stability and traction but led to an infamous recall due to injuries. Though backlash was anticipated, customers were supportive and appreciated the company’s noble efforts at innovation.Japanese-made yellow mesh and suede upper with vivid orange leather Swoosh and heel tab with bold orange Nike labeling, thick midsoles and original laces.Bright blue Spenco sockliner insoles.Only the first edition models feature the first Nike logo in script with orange swoosh on tongue tags.Waffle soles are labeled with US patent 3793750 for the waffle nubs on the outsoles.Includes an original Nike LD-1000 advertisement.Style number: 2300This piece is final sale and not eligible for return.