Before any actual Nike Air Foamposite One model becomes the sensation that consumers make it out to be, the classic basketball sneaker must first undergo several transformations or start with a prototype.

During a recent trip to Nike’s Portland headquarters, Gary Warnett of Crooked Tongues found himself gazing at plenty of iconic Nike sample models including that of the Nike Air Foamposite One displayed below. Featuring a white foamposite upper, this prototype displays black eyestays, subtle Nike branding at the ankle collar, and a translucent outsole to complete its look.

Check out more below and head over to Gary Warnett’s blog to learn more about his recent experience at Nike.