Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite

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The Nike Foamposite was another outstanding breakthrough piece of technology now stapled in Nike’s rich history of basketball sneakers. First seeing release in 1997, the Foamposite utilized a two-mold process that allowed a more light weight feel and performance, it looks futuristic as hell even today. Big time scorer, Penny Hardaway was renowned for running down the lanes in the Foam’s and I always remember my personal favourite Ray Allen rocking them on Spike Lee’s ‘He Got Game’. They are serious basketball shoe.

This release see’s the Air Force 1 and Foamposite combine to create a sneaker that uses the best details of each shoe. A three-mold process has been used to cut out any seams on the upper, producing a one piece, sock like feel. The iced out sole allows you to see the Air unit and engineering of the shoe, something that comes from the original Foamposite design.

I think these are ill. The aesthetic of the AF1 and the next level technology of the Foamposite seems to blend so well here, and it’s great to see it get a release over on our shores.

Available in-store now at Foot Patrol for a price tag of £185.

Images courtesy of Hypebeast.

Chris Benfield

Chris is a multi-disciplinary designer working across editorial, print, identity and digital for a variety of industries. Previous clients include Nike, PUMA, Dazed & Confused and Boxfresh.

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