We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Several users expressed how the Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM feels comfortable on the foot.
  • The shoe is highly recommended, according to most of the reviewers.
  • A user expressed that he got lots of compliments when wearing the shoe.
  • Some reviewers said that the shoe looks good.
  • A user expressed that he/she was glad about buying the shoe and would definitely get another pair.
  • One buyer stated that this shoe is the best Nike casual he/she had in years.
  • One reviewer pointed out that the shoe does not need any break in period.
  • A variety of colorways are available for a buyer to choose from.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM is sold at a slightly expensive price.

Bottom line

The Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM is a mixed design of the Nike Waffle Racer and the Nike Roshe Run. This hybrid shoe offers a rather comfortable feeling for the foot. The lightweight full-length Phylon midsole taken from the Nike Roshe provides lightweight cushioning as well as durability.

Its waffle outsole from the Nike Waffle Racer offers a heritage look for the shoe. The suede and nylon upper of the shoe give off a retro feel.


The lace-up closure system of the Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM provides an adjustable fit for the wearer. The shoe is offered in men’s sizing which ranges from size 7 to size 13. Half sizes are also offered for the shoe. It fairly runs true to size.

A versatile casual shoe is what the Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM exhibits. The versatility of the shoe is proven as to how one can use the shoe in different kinds of functions. It can be a good pick for some fitness purposes such as a finish for a gym-attire when going in for training. The shoe can also be a great choice for a complement for a street style look when going out with some friends. It can also work as an everyday shoe. The Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM looks great when paired with a pair of skinny jeans, cuffed fitted jeans, fitted joggers, jogger jeans, basketball shorts for men, and leggings for women.

The comfort offered by the Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM is what mostly got the appreciation from most of the buyers. They expressed how much they love the comfortable feeling they get when wearing the shoe. Several wearers were also glad about the stylish of the shoe. They said they loved how it looks and they enjoy the compliments they get as they wear these pair of kicks.

First released in 1974, the Nike Waffle Trainer was designed as a running shoe which was a result of Bill Bowerman’s shoe experimentation. He aimed to provide a good lightweight running shoe for the runners. The shoe featured a waffle iron outsole which offered great traction for the runners.

A second version for the shoe was then released in 1975. The new variation of the trainers featured a flared outsole that provides an increased traction for the runners. In 1976, the UCLA colorway of the shoe was released and then by 1977, Nike issued the Lady Waffle Trainers. The UCLA colorway was then re-released in 2002.

The Nike Roshe Run was first introduced to the public back in 2012 without having any kind of promo from the brand. Nike Designer, Dylan Raasch, took inspiration in designing the silhouette from the Roshi Zen Master. By 2015, Nike changed the name of the Roshe Run officially to Roshe One.

Nike then started fusing the Roshe silhouette with their classic silhouettes and released hybrid silhouettes such as the Nike Roshe LD-1000 and the Nike Roshe Cortez. After the release of the two models, the brand then again used the Roshe and combined it with another Nike Classic: the Waffle Racer. The shoe featured mostly the look of the Waffle Racer but it definitely carries the Roshe feel in it.

  • The Nike Roshe Waffle Racer NM may be sold out in some retailers.
  • The shoe is provided with flat laces.
  • Nike branding can be observed on the tongue and heel of the shoe.
  • The traditional Swoosh branding can be seen on the sides of the shoe.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.