Model: Nike Running – Nike The Sting
Original Release: 1978
Updates: Nike Running News
The Nike The Sting was an early running shoe, first released in 1978. It was a low-top sneaker with a very low profile, giving the image of speed. The upper was made using thin, rust-colored suede with green nylon for the side panels. The Nike Swoosh appears on the side, as would be expected.
Nike The Sting History
The Nike The Sting was one of the first running shoes to feature D-ring eyelets for the lacing system. Its suction-like outsole helped for maximum grip while running at high speeds. In 2003, the Nike The Sting was reissued in new color ways.