We all love foamposites. Ever since their inception back in the late 90s with the Foamposite 1 “Penny”, the shoe has been one of my favorite models. WIth a distinct silhouette, you would figure all Nike had to do was cover it with solid color choices and they couldn’t go wrong. We all saw that for awhile with the Metallic Reds, Pewters, Coppers, and Pearls just to name a few.
But just like most things that are mass produced and make a lot of money, at some point, product bastardization happens (I’m looking at you Jordan Brand…)
Point being, there can be too much of a good thing, here is a list of the top 5 atrocities of the Nike foamposite shoe, in my humble opinion and in no particular order. Feel free to comment!
#1 – Foamposite One Safari
At first glance, you probably don’t think these are so bad, I’m here to tell you that you’d be wrong. I’m not exactly sure what in this print reminds anyone of a safari, whether it be an excursion on the beautiful continent of Africa or Apple’s crappy web browser.
#2 – Foamposite Pro Asteroid
This print looks like the time when some bored kid poured grape Kool-Aid into his bowl of Fruity Pebbles just to spite his mom buying skim milk, and yes, that kid might have been me, moving on….
#3 – Foamposite One Fighter Jet
I know I may be in the minority here, everyone and their mama has a thing for camo print nowadays, but I’ve never been a fan, and although I get the concept, it just looks horrendous and messy on a shoe
#4 – Foamposite One Thermal Map
As an engineer, I’m familiar with thermal imaging and I can honestly say, if that is the look Nike was going for, they were about as off-base as inviting Richie Icognito to be the keynote speaker at a Black History Month event.
#5 – Foamposite Pro (Spiderman?)
The Spiderman nickname is of course derived from the color scheme of the shoe, which contains hints of the traditional Spiderman outfit, that sounds nice and all, but these contain hints of somebody throwing up on a Spiderman comic…