For their latest release—the Nike Free 5.0—Nike reached out to Uruguay-based advertising agencyPublicis Impetu to communicate the unique flexibility attributes of the iconic shoe…and what better way to communicate the flexibility of the shoe than to shrink a traditional shoebox to 1/3 of its original size?
The Nike Free Box looks like any typical orange Nike shoe box from a distance, but when presented to a buyer it is designed to surprise them and demonstrate how flexible the shoe design really is…while still being able to retain its original shape upon taking out of the box:
Perhaps most importantly—and overlooked?—is the dramatic difference this could make for shipping costs. With a new die design, Nike could fit 2/3 more Nike Frees per container if they take this from marketing stunt to an actual functional box design that simultaneously shows off the benefits of the product inside.
Good idea, what do you think?