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Nike Vintage Collection – Cortez Nylon, LD 1000, Daybreak, Oregon Waffle & Waffle Racer

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Feel like you’ve seen these before probably so, if you were alive and running in 1977. Nike revisits their original styles and drafted them to look 30 years old – fresh out of the box. And it’s all there, almost to the stitch. 1970’s-grade nylon. Weird swooshes. Aged laces. Weathered foam. And of course, their signature color combos. Via Freshness

Hearken back to the track running heyday with the Men’s Nike Cortez shoe. This contemporary update of the timeless 1972 classic features a simple, beautiful profile that will never go out of style.

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The year was 1977. While the competition slept, you were up with the sun ticking off the miles in your Nike Daybreak running shoes. Recapture that feeling with this authentic reproduction of the original shoe, featuring a simple, understated design from running’s golden age.

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One of Nike’s first nylon mesh shoes, this re-creation of the 1976 original gets all the details just right. The LD stands for long distance. The 1000 meant it was intended for runners who racked up more than 1000 miles per year. No matter how far you’re going, the LD 1000 shoe will carry you there in comfort and vintage style.

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Just as good as the original, the Oregon Waffle is embodiment of Nike’s beginning. Modeled after the 1973 style that made history, this unisex shoe features the same Waffle sole design that changed traction and training forever.

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The spirit of ’76 lives on in the Nike Waffle Racer shoe. It may be over 30, but this speed demon hasn’t lost a step. The sleek, low-profile simply looks fast, while the unmistakable waffle outsole is built to dig in and make every stride count.

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