Sample Swoosh

A Former Nike Employee Just Offloaded a Bunch of Rare Nike Samples on eBay


December 11, 2019 Style By

The sneaker world is fraught with limited releases and rare collaborations. But some of the rarest sneakers are just one of one samples that never made it to production. A former Nike employee of 30 years has dumped a drooling collection of never-before-seen sample shoes onto shoe reseller Shoezeum.

The collection features one-offs of some of the coolest (and weirdest) shoes never stocked on shelves including iridescent and all-cork versions of the Air Force 1, Air Max 180’s paneled with denim and corduroy and one absolutely insane shoe with cushioning balls. Included among the assortment of shoes are also products and accessories from Nike’s famous Innovation Kitchen including key chains, a book and a wallet.

The auctions run through Sunday, December 15.

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Gerald Ortiz

Gerald Ortiz is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering style. From San Diego, now New York City.

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