The 1972 Nike “Moon Shoes”, one of the earliest and most iconic Nike’s ever made, has, according to Sotheby’ s, just Adidas Superstar Dames Wit sold for a record-breaking price Adidas Superstar Mujer Flores of $437,500 at a recent Sotheby’s auction. The rare and highly sought after Waffle Racing Flats, or “Moon Shoes” was one of Nike’s first running shoes designed for track stars at the 1972 Olympic Trials in Munich.Bowerman was obsessed with Nike Air Max 270 Damen trimming weight off Nike Air Max 90 Mujer Rosas of his runners’ shoes. He believed that his custom shoes would be lighter and cause his athletes less blisters. He wanted to reduce the overall drag on their energy by shaving off every ounce he could from the shoe. By his calculations, removing one ounce (28 g) Adidas ZX 750 Damen from a  shoe, based on a six-foot stride for a runner, would Nike Air Vapormax Donne reduce 55 pounds (25 kg) of lift over a one-mile (1.6 km) span.

There are only 12 pairs of these handmade “waffle moon” Nike’s in existence and the pair sold at auction is the only known one to be unworn and in mint  condition. The shoes Adidas ZX Flux Mujer are the creation Adidas Superstar Damen Weissof Nike co-founder and Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman, who in 1970-71 famously came up with the first prototype by creatively using his wife’s Belgian waffle iron and pouring rubber into the mold for the famous “waffle” look of the sole.  His experiments were intended to produce a new sole for athletic footwear that would have enough grip but, most importantly, be lightweight.In 1966 Bowerman’s earliest designs led to the creation of a running shoe that would go on to become the “Nike Cortez” in 1968. The Cortez flew Nike Air Max 270 Femme off Nike Internationalist Femme the shelves and quickly became one of their  top-selling and most recognizeable shoe designs.

Bowerman designed several more Nike shoes, but certainly his most famous is the waffle design of the early 70s, which inspired the “Moon Shoe” of 1972. The nickname “Moon Shoe” was Adidas ZX 850 Damen used because it was said Nike Air Max 90 Femme Bleu the waffle soles resembled the footprints left by astronauts on the moon. It is this shoe, made for the ’72 American Olympic track team that has just been sold.The 1998 biopic Without Limits detailed the famous relationship between record-breaking distance  runner Steve Nike Air Max 90 Donne Nero Prefontaine and his coach Bowerman, played by Donald Sutherland. As well Nike headquarters is located on Bowerman Drive as a tribute to the company’s co-founder.