Nike Waffle One: An easy-to-chew budget Waffle

Hype-driven sneakers typically come in limited pairs and at steep prices. But not for the Nike Waffle One that’s getting so much attention for its close resemblance to Chitose Abe’s Sacai masterpieces. It managed to slip into the hype culture for a price that’s totally a bang for the buck, way way less than the VaporWaffle x Sacai and LD Waffle Sacai.  

What makes WFFL1 a stellar one?

  • It can pass off as a high-valued kick, given the authentic suede detailing attached around the upper instead of the widely used felt-like synthetic material. 
  • Its transparent mesh layer permits air to move freely throughout the shoe.
  • Unlike its similar-looking special edition Nike Sacai Waffle, the WFFL1 comes in a wide range of colors. 
  • Its hybrid-stacked midsole with a noticeable protruded heel and a remastered Waffle sole make it a prized find among vintage sneaker lovers. 


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If Sneakerology exists, Judith’s close to earning her Ph.D. She owns not stacks of kicks, but hundreds of published sneaker content online, headlining grails, greats, GRs from over 30 global brands. She’s a natural creative wordsmith, a hype monster at times, who writes and edits lifestyle articles professionally for over two decades now. If you're lost in a sea of popular or undervalued sneaks fishing for that best catch, she’ll gladly help out between sips of coffee or lemony mojito.