Nike Packages Ultra-Flexible Sneakers in a Tiny Shoebox 1/3 of the Regular Size

Cute, and not bad for the planet either

Here's a lovely little packaging idea from Nike, and we do mean little.

The Nike Free 5.0 is one of the most flexible sneakers ever made. And that's clear right from looking at the box, which was designed to be one-third the size of a regular shoebox.

As you can see from the video below, the sneakers easily fold up and fit inside. It's a cool idea for a few reasons—it uses less cardboard, it cuts down on shipping space, and of course, it communicates a product benefit right in the packaging. A great example of thinking outside the box—about the box.

Unfortunately, it was only promotional packaging for the launch, and wasn't used on a mass scale. Still, it earned Publicis Impetu a silver Lion in Design at Cannes last month.

Credits below. Via The Dieline.

CREDITS
Client: Nike
Agency: Publicis Impetu
Executive Creative Directors: Esteban Barreiro, Mario Taglioretti
Art Director: Diego Besenzoni
Copywriter: Federico Cibils
Account Director: María José Caponi
Account Manager: Mauricio Minchilli
Producer: Metrópolis Films