Our verdict


Building up a sneaker stack that's as steal as the Sacai's without spending much? Scoring Nike Waffle One that's obtainable in multiple color choices could be a good starting point. This fresh recast to the Waffle racer is almost hard-to-resist, from its see-through mesh webbing to its tasteful color blocking. A caveat though, its comfort level isn't in any way squishy soft as most Nike React kicks.


  • Stylishly unique
  • Reasonably priced
  • Premium detail
  • Lightweight
  • Well-ventilated
  • Grippy
  • Spacious toe box
  • Long-lasting


  • Not bouncy
  • Irritating seams

Who should buy the Nike Waffle One

Apart from users who are buffed by its Sacai-like style, the Nike Waffle One sneaker is also for buyers who:

  • Are looking for a cheaper alternative to the LD Waffle Sacai.
  • Love the Daybreak but find it heavier than expected. The Nike Waffle One is your best stand-in.
  • Are comfortable with well-ventilated sneakers. This model suits their daily rotation.
  • Adore the traction of Waffle sneakers
  • Have wide feet. This model has ample toe box room that can accommodate narrow to wide feet. 

Nike Waffle One Swoosh

Who should NOT buy

If you're into bouncy steps, this iteration might not be the one for you. Its generic-structured midsole "isn't springy at all." Better check the Nike x Sacai VaporWaffle that offers a combination of soft and firm midsole cushioning to provide an enjoyable amount of bouncy feel.

Nike Waffle One heel backview

The Nike Waffle One can pass as a high-valued kick

Wearers, who say this shoe is dope, love the hits of authentic suede detailing attached around the upper instead of the widely used felt-like synthetic material. 

Nike Waffle One suede details

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. 

Nike Waffle One heel view

Neck breaking style

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. 

Nike Waffle One heel area

Sprightly feel on the feet!

Users are so thrilled with how lightweight these sneakers are that all-day walking feels effortless on the leg. 

Nike Waffle One top view of collar

A perfect summer footwear

Wearers say its screen mesh wrapping makes it so airy as it permits air to move freely throughout the shoe.

Nike Waffle One toe box

Sticky waffle outsole

Like its Waffle sneaker siblings, this footwear delivers reliable traction on whatever surfaces. 

Nike Waffle One waffle outsole

Spacious toe box

Narrow and wide-footed users say there's no toe squeezing, curling, or cramping with this kick. 

Nike Waffle One top view of toe box

Reinforced upper to last longer

KEEN observers say the layer of fabric under the forefoot mesh offers durability, letting you enjoy this kick for an extended period.

Nike Waffle One reinforced upper

Irritating seams

Wearers are irked by the raw stitching on the collar as it rubs against the ankle. It is highly recommended to wear socks to avoid this discomfort. 

Nike Waffle One lateral view of heel