April 16, 2010 BY John Kim
The evolution of the Nike shoebox has moved step-by-step with the direction of Nike footwear, with each box tied to a particular era of Nike; the current brown, minimalistic box covered in Nike logos is used for Nike Sportswear, and you might remember the silver box introduced to Nike SB as it turned its own corner. Long lost but not forgotten is the orange and grey box that is synonymous with Nike’s cross-training revolution of the 80s. The Nike Trainer 1 that debuted in 1987 came housed in the box that appears as if it were inspired by a road construction sign.
Releasing in limited numbers is the re-designed Nike Trainer 1 in a special colorway taking after the vintage Nike box; it features an orange upper constructed with suede, nubuck, and ballistic mesh with a midsole striped in grey – a reverse colorization of the original box – all housed in a replica of the vintage package. This newbie-turned-throwback will release today at Champs, Eastbay, and Nike, so continue reading for a detailed look. via Sole Collector.