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Nikes Were Invented In A Waffle Iron And I'm Freaking Out


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Turns out, it's not just a cute name. The very first pair of competitive Nike shoes were actually made in founder Bill Bowerman's kitchen — during breakfast — using the family waffle iron in 1970.


Bowerman, who went on to coach the 1972 US Olympic Track and Field team, just straight up poured polyurethane in that bad boy in hopes of creating a lighter alternative to heavy metal track and field cleats. to