RE-Fresh: Nike Air Foamposite One (1997)

By - March 16th, 2011

RE Fresh: Nike Air Foamposite One (1997)

Today, the Foamposite 1 remains a mainstay in sneaker culture and on the hardwood. Gilbert Arenas wore them once this season, and Ray Allen wore a different colorway, later deemed the “Pearls” in the film He Got Game. The Foamposite is a bit different in culture than many hoop shoes. As a few sneaker retail people remember from back then, the model wasn’t jumping off the shelves the way that it does today. Mike Packer of Packer Shoes told me that they really didn’t sell well until Mike Bibby wore them for Arizona. Today, many say that the model has taken on more popularity than it did during its initial release. With wristband distribution at Nike stores for the release of Foamposite 1 non-original colorways like Dirty Copper and Pewter, sneaker fans clean out the shelves when they are released nowadays and line up for many hours to get the beetle-shaped shoes. Rappers like Wale and Q-Tip have been spotted for wearing these in multiple colorways, as have others in the music industry. And like many of the models we’ve featured, the sneaker evokes memories for people who remember its initial release. Keep checking for our exciting segment and hop in the time machine for trips back to when some classics we know so well were first introduced.

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1 of my favorite sneakers ever... Have owned every pair ever released... Can't get enuf of them