Known as the groundbreaking Nike silhouette, the Nike Daybreak was equipped with a nylon and suede upper, an EVA midsole and a waffle outsole that offers shock absorption and traction in the curve complete foot raised and distributed.
The 1970s are arguably the golden era of Nike shoes, the decade produced some of Nike's most iconic running shoes that continue to inspire their designs 40 years later. Similar in design to some of the Oregon-based brand's other classics - namely LDV and Air Tailwind'79 - the Daybreak features an early, revolutionary piece of Nike technology: the waffle outsole.
Few brands are loved for their outsoles, but as early as the 1970s, the search for a sole that wouldn't lose grip on a variety of surfaces led to the invention of the iconic waffle outsole. The story of the invention of Nike founder Bill Bowerman is reflected in the history of the shoe industry: Apparently, Bill's eureka moment came when he was sitting at the breakfast table over a waffle plate. The waffle iron outsole experimenting with swapping dough for urethane was a turning point, offering adhesive-like grip on a variety of treads.
Here the Nike Daybreak comes in a golden colorway. The red details, as well as the white midsole and the black outsole round off the look perfectly.