The Nike Foamposite has been making waves since 1997. This Nike futuristic basketball sneaker was first worn by Penny Hardaway as his signature model. The innovative Foamposite mold was the first of its kind and was led by the thought of literally dipping your foot in liquid metal, then the liquid forms to your feet.
Until Hardaway stepped onto the court in the Foams the sneaker world did not know what to make of these polarizing molded sneakers. The Foamposite One featured full-length Zoom Air cushioning that is double stacked at the heel and includes the famous and recognizable 1 cent badge at the heel and sole. Debuted in 2 models the Nike Air Foamposite One and the Nike Air Foamposite Pro.
The Foamposite One features the Hardaway 1Cent while the Foamposite Pro adds a jewel Swoosh on the sides without the Hardaway 1Cent branding to differentiate the 2 styles. The original colorway sported a Dark Neon Royal with hits of Black and White. Over the years colorways have continued to surprise sneakerheads.
1997 saw additional colorways for the Foamposite including a White/Black-True Red, Black/White-Metallic Silver, and a Black/Voltage Yellow. 2001 saw the Varsity Royal Foamposite, 2002 included multiple new colorways. The Foamposite colorways ranged from a Varsity Red/ Black, Black/ Medium Grey, and a White/ Black-True Red. Nike didn’t stop there. In 2003 the Nike Air Foamposite Pro was released in a University Blue/ White-Midnight Navy. A special release of the Nike Air Foamposite Pro was released in a black and white colorway dubbed Dr. Doom. The OG One dubbed the “Penny” was re-released in 2008.
Recently we have seen the Foamposite released specially for women, like the Obsidian Glitter. We have also seen ones just for kids like the Halloween Foam or the Iridescent. Full family colorways from crib, infant, and youth to men’s have released in classic Nike colorways like the Habanero Red, Metallic Gold, and Sequoia.
Nike has re-invented the Foam silhouette and now is available in an Air Force iteration called the Air Force 1 Foamposite Cup High and the Air Force 1 Foamposite Cup low. New colorways continue to pop up. From metallic to matte Nike will continue their journey with this iconic sneakerhead favorite.