Nike Moon Racer

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Nike Moon Racer

BEHIND THE DESIGN

In 1969, two astronauts took the first steps on the moon, declaring their mission a “giant leap for mankind.” Just three years later, Nike outfitted runners with Nike’s “moon shoes,” which featured the famous waffle iron-inspired outsole pattern thought up by Nike Co-Founder, Bill Bowerman. The shoe got its name from having a distinctive imprint in dirt, which resembled those now-classic lunar footprints.