Nike
Waffle Tread

BBill Bowerman (who founded Nike in 1964 with Phill Knight) and Nike release the first waffle tread trainer inspired by a waffle iron. Read more about Bill Bowerman.

Fun Fact

The waffle tread was inspired by Bill's wife's waffle iron when she was making him breakfast one morning as it was nearly called the nipple sole. In 1978 NIKE introduced their first women's running shoe - the Nike Waffle Racer.