Unisex sizing: Women, please order one-and-a-half sizes smaller than your regular size. Introducing our new collaboration with the athletic shoe innovator that's been practically running the world since 1971. The Waffle Racer, originally introduced in 1974, is named after its breakthrough rubber treads (an early prototype was made with rubber poured into a waffle iron). This is an exact replica of the vintage style, from the waffle-pattern treads to the mix of nylon and suede. The coolest thing? J.Crew is the only place you'll find these in the whole country. Suede and nylon upper. Come with two sets of nylon laces: one white and one that matches the body color of the sneakers. Nylon lining and leather heel pad. Padded footbed. Rubber sole for traction. Import.