What is a sneaker sample?

A sneaker sample is a prototype of a shoe that is produced prior to the official release. These samples are typically used for testing and evaluation purposes, and may be slightly different from the final version of the shoe that is available for purchase. They are often made in limited quantities and can be highly sought after by sneaker enthusiasts due to their rarity. Changes can still be made to the sneaker sample, hence they are considered very rare and valuable.