If you've ever wondered whether there's a physical footwear archive housed within Nike's Oregon headquarters, wonder no more. The good folks over at The Coveteur recently paid a visit to Nike's sprawling campus, and their trip was highlighted by entree into the Department of Nike Archives (also known as DNA). Inside, an array of game-changing sneakers were out on display, ranging from the first-ever Cortez to the self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 silhouette. There was even the fabled waffle maker that created Nike's first sneaker soles. Check out the rest of the archive in the gallery below, and head over to coveteur.com for more of the story.
A look back at the history of footwear innovation