A waffle iron inspired one of the first pairs of Nikes.
Bill Bowerman was a track and field coach in the 1950s who didn’t like how running shoes were made. He first created the Cortez shoe but wanted a sneaker that was even lighter and could be worn on a variety of surfaces. During a waffle breakfast with his wife in 1970, he came up with the idea of using the waffle texture on the soles of running shoes. Waffle-soled shoes made their big debut in the 1972 U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon.
Now, if you are waffling around because of foot pain… From sports injuries, sprained ankles, plantar fasciitis, bad footwear, or peripheral neuropathy – at Heilman Chiropractic we have specialized treatments that are very effective at treating these conditions. We even have very comfortable orthotics at a great price.