Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The evolution of the shoe box

box-hero-2.jpg
box-hero-1.jpg
box-hero-3.jpg

The ritual of opening a new set of trainers is a special one: the satisfying feeling of the cardboard lid hinging open, the box fresh smell, the voluminous mountains of tissue paper. Taking the shoes out only seems to spoil it all.

Illustrator and graphic designer Stephen Cheetham has created a beautiful set of prints that highlight the changing design of the humble shoe box that many of us cling on to for unknown reasons. The development of brands including Converse and Vans can be just as readily seen in the evolving styles of their boxes as in their shoes.

Which reminds us, we need some new trainers. Mainly for the box.

Sneaker heads can purchase these prints from Print-Process. Check out Cheetham's site to see more of his amazing work.

Related

sneaker-hero-1.jpg

134 greatest ever sneakers

timberlandhero.jpg

Timberland Rebooted

converse-maison.jpg

Converse scratchable shoes

Comments

More

Trainer of the day: Saucony Liberty

America isn't ALL bad

by Jamie Carson
12 Jan 2017

These new Air Jordan Super Nintendos are seriously next level

Trainers that push all the right buttons

by James Bird
05 Jan 2017

Running shoes that'll help you survive the January freeze

Christmas is over, time to get fit

04 Jan 2017

Furry Le Coq Sportif trainers look better than they sound

The French sports brand adds a calfskin heel to its classic Omega runner shape

by Jamie Carson
13 Dec 2016

Trainer of the Day: adidas Ultra Boost 3.0

Take me, Ultra Boost 3.0 - my body is ready.

by Sam Diss
07 Dec 2016

Vans' new Christmas collection proves beyond doubt that Santa is real

Christmas skulls and ho ho ho laces is all we want to wake up to on December 25

by Jamie Carson
02 Dec 2016

Trainer of the Day: Size? x adidas Gazelle GTX 'London'

They look like a lovely postbox

by Sam Diss
28 Nov 2016

Trainer of the Day: NIKE Air Max LD-Zero H

This shoe is so beautiful it will ruin your life

by Sam Diss
23 Nov 2016

Diadora trainers are back and better than ever

The revamped retro trainers that will give adidas & Nike a run for their money

by Jamie Carson
23 Nov 2016

Your new favourite trainers are made from recycled ocean plastic

The footwear giant has teamed up with Parley for a slick environmentally friendly version of the UltraBOOST Uncaged

by Jamie Carson
04 Nov 2016