The Nike Air Force 1 Will Be Getting The Foamposite Treatment Later This Year
Foamposites are hot right now. White-hot. So it should come as no surprise that Nike is trying to strike while the iron’s hot. And, for the Swoosh, that means incorporating the elements of the original Nike Foamposite One into some of their other sneakers. Already, we’ve seen that you can add Foamposite paneling to the LeBron 9 sneaker through NIKEiD. But, apparently, that’s not enough. Later this year, Nike will reportedly also be offering up a Nike Air Force 1 that uses the classic Foamposite material on it as part of the Air Force 1 “XXX” celebration that Nike is holding throughout 2012.
As you can see in the photo above, which is courtesy of AsylumSneaker.com, the Air Force 1 Foamposites are about what you’d probably expect them to be. Unlike the LeBron 9s, they’re not just paneled with a portion of Foamposite material. Rather, they’re covered in it to create a sneaker that essentially replicates the original Foamposites rather than just paying homage to it subtly. They’re also created using Foamposite colorways that really help the sneakers pop. For Foamposite fans, they should be a welcomed sight.
As of right now, there is very little information available on the sneakers. We don’t expect them to get a super wide release. Though, for the record, we also doubt that Nike would make them anywhere near as exclusive as, say, the “Galaxy” Foamposites. But you’ll have to stay tuned to find out when you can get your hands on them, how much they’ll cost, and where they’ll be available. For now, let us know if you’d be interested in even copping a pair of these. We’re still a little undecided—shouldn’t Foamposite material be reserved for Foamposites?—but we also see the value in Nike celebrating one of their most prized materials right now by pairing it with one of their most prized sneakers of all-time. We just hope this is a match made in heaven and not just a match made to make a few extra bucks off the popularity of Foamposites.