Vintage 1977 Nike Elite
In the original box – Orange swoosh tag
The birth of Elite was a new page in Nike’s history. The EVA midsoles, a polymerization of ethylene, vinyl and acetate resulted in an eye-opening lightness and cushioning combined with the waflle structure. Using a last with extremely wide width in the forefoot section and the upper using flexible nylon brought ultimate comfort. Elite was the next generation running shoes.
Source : Blue Ribbons from Takatoshi Akutagawa