August 18, 2011 BY John Kim / 16
Remember, as children, when we received presents for our birthdays or other gift-giving holidays, we played with the gift-wrap or the boxes? Sometimes, as adults, we get excited in the same way. Over the course of sneaker history, sneaker shoeboxes have become more and more imaginative and creative, particularly for special releases that deserve a commemorative podium rather than a plain six-sided cardboard box. Take for example the Nike Air Pressure, which came housed in a plastic jet-pack like sling-bag, or the recent Nike Air Force 1 Low ‘Year of the Rabbit’, which, like the candy it was inspired after, was housed in a oversized candy-wrapper set-up. Complex just compiled a list of the 25 best sneaker boxes ever fashioned, so check out a quick sampling below and head to Complex for the full feature.
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Clearly Complex missed out a few worth mentioning 1) Adidas 35th Anniversary (Top Secret) 2) Michael Lau Dunk SB wooden Box 3) Clot x Nike AF1 4) Jordan DMP (XI + VI) 5) Nike x Ultraman 40th Anniversary (JP release) 6) Adidas x MCM box (sample release)
Adidas f50 y3.came in a cool cage! Puma beisser in their perspects box? There are some cool boxes missing! Lol