Next year will mark the 20th Anniversary of Nike’s iconic Air Foamposite One basketball model. It was back in 1997 when Nike had introduced the Air Foamposite One, which had been designed by Eric Avar. It was a revolutionary silhouette for its time because of its innovative construction procedure, never-before-seen aesthetics and its reasonable price. Since it is the Foamposite’s 20th Anniversary next year, it is not surprising that Nike is bringing back three of its most outstanding colorways. While sneakerheads are likely aware that the Air Foamposite One OG “Dark Neon Royal” is scheduled to return, 2017 will also mark the comeback of the “Copper” and “Eggplant.”
The OG “Dark Neon Royal” was the debut colorway of the Air Foamposite One that had arrived in 1997 and has been retro-ed thrice already, in 2007, 2008 and in 2011. Even though the masses did not welcome it at first, several well-known NBA athletes like Gilbert Arenas, Mike Bibby and Penny Hardaway wore it on court. Today, the OG “Dark Neon Royal” is one of the most sought-after colorway of the Foamposite. In case senakerheads are not aware, the 2008 version had been an exclusive, limited House of Hoops release.
Before Nike dropped the Air Foamposite One “Eggplant” back in 2009, the model had been on a brief hiatus. For this colorway, Nike had drawn inspiration from the original Air Flightposite iteration and Maybach Music Group’s Wale was the one who debuted the Air Foamposite One “Eggplant” in the music video for his song, “The Artistic Integrity.” While the 2009 release of the colorway had been a limited one, but it hit the shelves in 2010 once again in larger numbers. Following 2009’s Air Foamposite One “Eggplant” release, Nike had also moved the Foamposite’s production from Taiwan to China.
Finally, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Copper” that had made its retail debut back in 2010 was inspired by pennies, which are made up of copper. Apart from the fact that 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of Nike’s Air Foamposite One, the OG “Dark Neon Blue,” “Copper” and “Eggplant” colorways also happen to be in demand, which makes their return highly-anticipated.
Nike Air Foamposite One “Dark Neon Blue” “Copper” “Eggplant”
Release Date: March 2017