Helping close out 2022, Nike revived one of the most limited collaborations of all time when they brought back the Nike SB Dunk Low “eBay” that at one point was said to be just a 1-of-1 pair. While the story behind the original pair, its connection to the legendary Sandy Bodecker, and its recent revival are well-known in the sneaker world, there are still plenty of Nike samples that have yet to see the light of day. Following a recent string of samples popping up via Fat Joe, Mayor, and SB Collector on Instagram, the latter of the three has just given the world first looks at the 1-of-1 Nike Air Max 1 “Google” sample that dates back to 2010
Much like the search engine brand’s multi-color logo, so to is this leather AM1 as it takes the infamous red, blue, white, yellow, and green shades from the “Google” logo and splatters them throughout the upper. Red shades take over the toebox, vamp, tongue, and collar portions while blues wrap around the mudguard and appear on the topmost eyestay. Stark whites break up this colorful look on the quarter panel and sockliner, coming accented by yellow laces and Swoosh branding along the tongue and midfoot respectively. On the lining of the tongue sits an embroidered “7,” likely representing the 7th letter in the alphabet "G." Finishing the upper is the green overlay hosting “Nike Air” branding on the heel and the entire sneaker comes finished via the white midsole and red rubber outsole.
With the Nike Air Max 1 Google sample being over a decade old, don’t expect the pair to hit retail shelves anytime soon. Even if it isn’t set for a release, take a look at some detailed shots courtesy of SB Collector and keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest happenings in sneakers, streetwear, and more.
Images via SB Collector