The Nike Zoom Waffle XC VII track spike is a versatile cross country shoe with a flexible spike plate for racing on a variety of surfaces. Lightweight and breathable mesh upper is supported through the midfoot and over the forefoot by synthetic leather overlays. The shoe features a full-length Phylon midsole which provides great cushioning in a responsive package.
- Shoe Category
- Ideal Use
- Cross Country
- Approx. 187 grams
- Full-length Phylon
- Phylon is very lightweight, low-profile and responsive. Phylon is made of EVA foam pellets that are compressed, heat expanded and then cooled in a mould. Compression-moulded Phylon midsoles can be sculpted into a variety of designs that are identified by their fine wrinkles.
When superstar track and field coach Bill Bowerman met talented middle-distance runner Phil Knight, an unlikely partnership was formed.
Bowerman was looking for lighter, more durable running shoes for his Oregon University Runners, and Knight was searching for a way to make a living without having to give up athletics all together. The two put their heads together and came up with a shoe that featured outsoles modelled on a waffle iron – unconventional, but somehow it worked.
Bowerman and Knight named their new venture Nike, after the Greek goddess of victory, and began selling their shoes from out the boot of a car. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into a sports industry market leader, and its distinctive ‘swoosh’ logo is arguably the most recognisable brand logo on the planet.
Despite this success, Nike’s mission statement remains the unchanged: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Because if you have a body, you’re an athlete.
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