Some of you may not be familiar with Good Eats... We were watching an episode last night, and I have to say that it gave me a tiny bit of respect to Nike... here's why...
- For instance, in 1971, a track coach named Bill Bowerman poured liquid rubber into his wife's waffle iron, and glued the resulting grid onto a pair of running shoes he'd been working on. Bowerman was trying to create a shoe with low mass, but with great traction, and he had a hunch that the answer lay in the high surface-to-mass ratio of the waffle grid. Heh, heh, heh. The shoes worked pretty good. So they named them after the fleet-of-foot Greek goddess of victory, Nike.
|WILL POWER!||"Getting your start by pouring liquid rubber into a waffle iron? Ok, I can like that."|
Me too. What I can't like is sweat shops.
Posted by WILL POWER! on Wed Oct 04 09:05:00 PDT 2006