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Unboxing of Nike Oregon Waffle Sneakers Circa 1973

The Retronaut is a  site I often browse for ages looking for stuff that brings back my childhood, but this has got to be the best I’ve seen on there…  Run by Chris Wild of Oxfordshire, an ex-museum curator and entrepreneur who travels back in time — in a manner — by using “just his perception,” thus becoming a retronaut. He views his site as a portal into the past, which goes hand in hand with the interest of design company Wary Meyer, made up of husband-and-wife team Linda and John Meyers. Their hobbies include looking for “ultimate finds” at estate sales, flea markets and thrift shops, presumably through which John came across this amazingly pristine pair of made-in-Japan Nike Oregon Waffle running shoes, complete with original box. Likely manufactured as part of the nascent brand’s original 1973 run, the combination nylon-suede kicks feature a classic yellow/green colorway and Bill Bowerman’s waffle sole.  Check out the un-boxing presentation below.

 

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Vans iPhone Waffle Case

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Something things pass you by and when you find out about them it’s too late and they have gone. Now that’s not some deep and meaning full status it’s in fact taking about products. It doesn’t happen very often but I never had a clue about this Vans iPhone 4 case until yesterday 24 hours too late!! This case was made for me! It could not be any more classic Vans in terms of styling.

Vans have announced that the next drop will be in February 2012 and will sell for $28. Now I have two options, wait till a fresh drop hits in Feb 12 or pay £80 on eBay….what to do?

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Nike Holy Grail – Bowerman Family Unveils Long Lost Waffle Iron

At best, it looks like a rusted bear trap. But what Melissa Bowerman stumped upon that fateful day was the Holy Grail to one of the world’s most successful corporation, Nike. What Ms. Bowerman found in her late father’s home was the very waffle iron that revolutionize the way we run, walk, and everything in between. You see, the rusted contraption wasn’t just any waffle iron, but the one that created the very first Waffle Sole for Nike. And Melissa’s late father was none other than Bill Bowerman, famed University of Oregon track coach and the co-founder of Nike. Once thought gone along with the rest of household trash, at least that’s what Barbara Bowerman, Bill’s wife, told them. The relic is now promptly on display at Nike’s Global Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, along with one of the original “waffle sole” Nike running sneaker, all unveiled last Monday, just 2 days before what was Bill Bowerman’s 100th birthday.

via: The Oregonian