There are few trainers that have as much character as the Foamposites. The technology behind the upper’s construction was ahead of it’s time and has since gone on to become one of of Nike’s go to trainer construction features. If you want to know about these eccentric trainers then keep reading.
Nike Air Foamposite
Most people wonder why the Foamposite’s look the way they do and it’s not a simple task. The upper is made of a liquid foam mould that’s completely seamless. Only in recent years have Nike seen the benefits of seamless fabric uppers in their Flyknit range for sports performance. The foam provides support and greater protection in basketball sneakers and makes them look like they’re from another planet.
- Zoom Air cushioning unit installed for comfort.
- Carbon Fibre mid-foot plate for durability.
- Clean look logoless upper.
This trainer revolution didn’t take place overnight! It took a huge amount of research to create the design that sneakerheads now obsess over. Designers and manufactures didn’t believe the outlandish construction could be done but in 1997 the first Foamposite was unleashed. Fast forward to today and they’re still loved the World over.
The trainer became known as Penny Hardaway’s signature shoe and his co-sign propelled them into the limelight.
Original Release Date
Original Model Name
Nike Air Foamposite One.
Key Drop Variations
The Foamposites are bold and they’re definitely not for everyone. Here the all black Foams are a good choice for someone who doesn’t like their sneakers too ‘in your face’.
Nike Air Foamposite One
These are classic sneakers, wearing the laces loose like below is a great look – recently made popular by DC Rapper Wale, a huge Foamposites’ fan.
There have been huge advances in technology since the 90s but these trainers keep their futuristic feel. The black and white model below features a Nike tick on the side, unusual for the Foams.
Nike Foamposite Black and Gold
The black and golds combine a gold upper with a see through outsole and the Hardaway signature takes it’s rightful place on the heel and sole.
The Foamposites are well known for their interesting colour combinations. The green will no doubt get people talking!
This will look great with darker denim, it’ll show off the colour and people will be asking where you found these futuristic kicks.
Black and White Foams
One of the best Foam looks, the simple black and white colouway has a clear outsole alongside the classic Penny Hardaway signature.
There’s a colour for everyone in the Foamposite collection and there are a few purple options available. The custom made Jimmy Hendrix ‘Purple Haze’ Foamposite 1s are a definite favourite of ours.
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite
The Foams take on a Nike classic. Utilising the foam seamless upper alongside the Air Force 1 chunky sole with a visibly air cushioning system creates a unique trainer.
Orange and Blue Foams
Orange is everywhere recently and these Foamposites take it to another level. There’s no point holding back if you’re going for funky coloured Foams then consider this colour combination.
Nike Total Air Foamposite Max
These Foams combine the classic look and minimal branding with a visible air cushioning system across the majority of the outsole.
Orange isn’t going anywhere, it’s no longer just for the Dutch! These Foamposites work well with the contrast between their sleek orange upper and black tongue.
If you want people to double take when you walk into a room then look no further than the Lime Foamposites. These will definitely draw a reaction, the hints of black make these a serious statement.
Nike Air Foamposite One Galaxy
This was the first time Foamposites featured a printed upper and they generated a huge amount of hype around their release. One of the most visually stunning Foams available.
Where to buy a pair of Nike Air Foamposite
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