Model: Nike Running – Nike LDV
Original Release: 1978
Updates: Nike Running News
The Nike LDV is a long distance running sneaker, and it was first released in 1978. It was a lightweight low-top sneaker with a simple and intuitive design. The Nike Swoosh rests on top of the solid colored upper.
Nike LDV History
The mesh upper on the Nike LDV makes it one of the first running shoes to have a breathable upper. The waffle outsole was ideal for off-road running. In 1999, the Nike LDV was reissued with a few tweaks. The mesh upper was no longer used, and was replaced by leather. Also, Guam-inspired versions were released in Japan.