Before Nike introduced "Air" technology they were know for their "Waffle" sole. The Waffle sole was innovative for its time and was featured on all the Nike runners, including the LDV. Now, you can have vintage look of the LDV runner, fresh out the box. They feature a breathable combination of nylon and suede on the upper, a cushioned EVA midsole, and a solid rubber outsole. Plus, it's hard to beat the classic Nike design.