Nike will be honoring the first America ascent of K2 with this special Waffle Trainer 2 releasing this fall.
K2, called locally Dapsang or Chogori and dubbed the Savage Mountain, is the world’s second highest peak—bested by only 779 feet by Mount Everest. Led by famed climber Jim Whittaker, it was a photo of Rick Ridgeway and John Roskelley, two of the four Americans who made history back in September 1978, that inspired this Waffle Trainer 2, who were wearing the LDV in a Yellow and Royal Blue color combination.
To commemorate the moment, Nike will be releasing a the Waffle Trainer 2 in a Yellow Strike, Hyper Royal, and Saturn Gold color blocking. It also comes with special detailing including a mountain graphic on the tongue label, stamp-like logos on the sock liners and the “NIKE” text o the heel is overlaid with “K2” lettering.
Check out the official photos below, and look for the Nike Waffle Trainer 2 “K2” to release in the coming weeks at select retailers and Nike.com. The retail price tag is set at $100 USD.
Color: Yellow Strike/Hyper Royal-Saturn Gold
Style Code: DC8865-700
Release Date: 2021