The New 'Lebron 15' Pays Tribute to Nike's Original Shoe

 - Feb 2, 2018
References: nike & gq
The design of the newly released 'Nike Lebron 15' shoe pays tribute to Nike's first ever shoe. That shoe was called the Waffle Trainer. In 1973, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman molded rubber into his wife's waffle iron, thus discovering a way of making track spikes without the spikes. Bowerman's innovation led to the design for Nike's first shoe.

Nike recently launched a new initiative called "Lebron Watch," which refers to James showcasing new limited-edition styles of the Lebron 15 on the court. The design of the Nike Lebron 15 combines new technology and a sleek modern look, with design elements of the original Waffle Trainer. The white midsole and the printed tag give the shoe a distinctly vintage feel.

Fans should keep an eye out as Nike has plans to release more retro-inspired kicks in the coming months.