- Chicly modern
- No break-in needed
- Ideal for all-day use
- Fitting for long walks
- Superb traction
- Very light
- Dirt cheap
- Great quality
- Tight toe space
- Unsuited for wide-footed
- Wrinkles easily
Who should buy the Nike Waffle Debut?
You wouldn’t want to let this pass, especially if:
- you’re a big fan of the Nike Waffles
- you’re pennywise and want a cheap yet stylish sneak
- having a well-cushioned sneaker is a big plus for you
- running-inspired suede Nike kicks get you
- you want hip-looking kicks that are comfy from day one
Who should not buy it?
Not wide foot-friendly
We anticipate that the shoe is going to feel tight around the toes for wide footers. So, we recommend going a half-size larger to achieve a better fit. Loosening the laces of changing the lacing pattern could also help the situation.
Comfy from day one
We found this Nike sneaker to be incredibly comfortable, even when it was fresh out of the box. Its combination of soft suede and nylon felt right at home and didn’t require any breaking in.
The sneaker's bottom may resemble a firm wedge but it has a lot of padding that’s neither too soft nor too hard. There is also a plush insole inside that helps to compensate for the firmness. That way, we think this Nike sneaker is a bit more comfortable underfoot compared to the original Waffle running shoe.
Makes the feet smile the entire day
We could wear the shoe all day without getting bothered by foot aches!
Suitable for multiple activities
For someone who is always on the go, we thoroughly enjoyed the Nike Waffle Debut walking and even exercising. We found it to be an amazing athleisure shoe ready for both a coffee shop and a spontaneous badminton session.
Summer ready colours
Nike Waffle Debut comes in neutral colorways that are great for summer.
Let’s you be playful with your daily wardrobe
Appearing like a cross between the Waffle One and Waffle Trainer 2, this shoe won our likes with its clean and neutral aesthetic.
A grab-and-go type
The shoe's easy on-and-off design makes it an excellent ‘by-the-door’ pair of shoes, which you can hurriedly slip on when heading for quick trips out.
The oversized Swoosh that extends to the back as well as the exaggerated heel are the biggest attention-grabbing elements that make the shoe pop while you wear it.
The heel pull tab has an unusual design but it is still quite functional.
Trendy without going pricey
We believe that this Nike sneaker is absolutely fantastic for the price. You could easily get multiple pairs in different colours.
Cheap but not sloppy
It’s cleanly wrapped in nylon and suede with stitches that aren’t haphazardly done. We found them to be quite solidly made.
The waffle pattern that extends up to form a toe bumper helps to prevent the suede from getting scuffed.
Creates crease marks quickly
The nylon upper wrinkles up too soon. But we can easily forgive this issue given the shoe's extremely affordable price.
Very good grip
It was a pleasant surprise for us to find out that the shoe's thick waffle-like outsole has amazing traction on grass and concrete.