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Nike Air Foamposite One Rust Pink

The Nike Air Foamposite One Rust Pink is as ready for the Spring months as a shoe can possibly be. The always unique retro basketball sneaker hits us hard with the warmer weather vibes in this Rust Pink colorway, taking full advantage of that iconic Posite upper.

 

It’s always interesting to see such an aggressively designed shoe make this sort of impact from an aesthetic standpoint. One thing’s for sure, some of us who’ve gone through an extended winter will be grateful for some warmer colorways to debut on classic Swoosh models.

 

The Foamposite One is a revolutionary piece of performance footwear design. By now, most of us have heard at least one incredible aspect of this shoe. One of the more eye-opening facts about the Air Foamposite One is always going to be how ridiculously expensive it was to put that funky upper together – reportedly costing as much as six figures for one piece to be put together!

 

Here, that scientific wonder takes on the Rust Pink scheme gracefully. The gleaming shade of Pink gives the shoe’s upper a festive glow, serving as an appropriate contrast to its tonal Black base. The Pink mini Swoosh is a nice touch as well.

 

The pull-tab comes with Pink striping details. Along with the translucent outsole, we get that familiar carbon fiber midfoot shank to wrap things up on this look.

 

It’s not quite the performance-heavy hitter it used to be back in the day. With that being said, the Foamposite One has gone on to become one of the more coveted pieces of Nike’s extensive catalog. Considering the unchanging nature of this shoe’s basic design structure, you can expect to see it continue to withstand the test of time.

 

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NIKE’S 2018 NBA ALL-STAR LINE UP

 

To celebrate the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Nike partnered with athletes and collaborators to launch special apparel and footwear makeups that serve basketball’s unique attitude on and off the court. Here’s a first look at what’s dropping beginning February 15.

KOBE PROTRO X UNDEFEATED
Back in ’06, Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points against Toronto wearing his first signature Nike shoe. The Kobe I Protro revisits that design with the latest performance innovations. For this release, Nike has partnered with Undefeated to reimagine the Protro for the city of LA.

LEBRON X KITH
Chapter two of LeBron James and KITH’s Long Live the King collection is made up of footwear and apparel designed for royalty.

90/10 PACK
Nike considers footwear a canvas for self-expression, so each design of the latest take on Nike icons (including the Special Field Air Force 1 Hi, Air More Money, Vandal Hi Supreme, Air Force 1 Low and Huarache) in this collection is 90-percent completed. The final 10 percent is left to the wearer’s imagination thanks to a white-based canvas upper that allows for customization in a multitude of ways.

AIR FOAMPOSITE ONE XX QS
The Air Foamposite One first dropped in the 90s, but its futuristic look (delivered by pouring a synthetic liquid into a mold) still astounds today. This cosmic colorway of the basketball classic was first seen in 2011 as a sample of the Galaxy iteration but has not been produced until now.

NIKELAB X RT VICTORIOUS MINOTAURS
Fashion designer Riccardo Tisci continues his style-forward streetwear collection with Nike, celebrating on- and off-court basketball style through his mythical squad, The Victorious Minotaurs. The collection’s bold silhouettes include apparel, footwear, and accessories.

AIR ZOOM GENERATION
LeBron James’ debut signature shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Generation, was originally released in 2003. The sneaker’s responsive cushioning, lightweight support and breathability returns in a wheat colorway.

ASW PLAYER EDITIONS

In celebration of the NBA All-Star Game’s return to Los Angeles, Nike is unveiling three signature player edition (PE) shoes inspired by communities in and around the City of Angels. A heat-activated Swoosh that changes colors to reveal iconic Southern California landmarks completes each shoe.

KYRIE 4 ASW 
Taking inspiration from Venice, this shoe features a tie-dye graphic print that captures the culture of the city. The light blue outsole represents the ocean and pink sock liners show a custom graphic of the city and the well-known Venice sign at the corner of Pacific and Windward avenues.

KDX ASW
This Santa Monica-inspired version has a multi-color knitted upper that highlights the array of colors seen during a quintessential sunset on the Santa Monica Pier. The insole contains a custom Santa Monica graphic and a marble-pattern outsole grounds the design.

PG2 ASW
Looking to Paul George’s hometown of Palmdale for design direction, these colors represent the various aspects of the Inland Empire. The gray represents the desert and dust of Palmdale, while the orange is meant to highlight the sunset on the horizon. The pop of green is a nod to the nature around this area. Lastly, the sock liner features a custom graphic of Palmdale, and a grit out and midsole highlight the city’s terrain.

Nike Air Foamposite 1 Abalone

Among the long and storied line of Nike basketball shoes, the Foamposite holds a special place. This sneaker is kind of a Frankenstein of sneaker tech that was all sorts of audacious for its time. In fact, just the mold used to shape the upper would run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in cost. In short, it was a special release when the Foams first dropped. The years would go by since then and we’d see a number of incredible colorways release. After last year’s celebration of this model saw some old favorites return, the most recent iteration is going to be one for the books. We get a look at the Nike Air Foamposite One Abalone.

As far as backstories go, this is pretty darn unique. This iteration of the Foamposite 1 is inspired by, of all things, a sea snail. The Abalone is native to the California coastlines and has an iridescent lining along its inner shell. It’s that anatomical feature that is the visual inspiration for this colorway’s eye-catching upper. The Posite on the upper works well with most color palettes. With that being said, complex and abstract hues such as this play exceptionally well on this sneaker.

Detailing bits include anodized branding on both the heel and tongue. That unmistakable Penny logo really stands out in this shade of blue. We also see the usual suspects for this model, including a solid carbon fiber plate for support and a glossy outsole. The ankle collar, laces, and eye-stays are similarly styled in a tonal Black finish, setting off the iteration’s look.

It’s hard to tell if the aesthetic is more interesting than the backstory here. You can decide for yourself when these drops.