Getting a chance to see unreleased samples is always a treat for sneaker collectors. It gives us a glimpse of what might be releasing in the future or what a shoe could've been. In this case, Frank the Butcher both impressed and broke the hearts of sneakerheads in one fell swoop as he posted an image of a BAU x Reebok Ventilator sample then stated that it would never hit retail. 

Could this have been an early sample of what eventually became the BAU x The Distinct Life x Reebok Ventilators? Maybe. Maybe not. Whatever the case, these Ventilators are pretty ill. 

[via Frank the Butcher's Instagram