Foam shell uppers are typically associated with Nike’s Foamposite line. However, back in Fall 2010, Nike blended Foamposite with the Air Force 1, ultimately designing the Air Force 1 Foamposite. In addition to having foam shell uppers, the very first iteration of the Air Force 1 Foamposite featured 3M reflective material over its ankle straps. Additionally, its Foamposite uppers were covered in radiant Silver. Ever since, the Air Force 1 Foamposite has hit the shelves in a few different colorways, and has been a part of Nike’s 2013 Black History Month releases and the Air Force 1 XXX Anniversary Holiday Collection.
What Is So Special About Nike’s Foamposite Material?
Nike introduced the Air Foamposite One back in 1997, which also marked the debut of the Foamposite technology. Nike’s Foamposite sneaker models have become known for their durable and form–fitting uppers. Foamposite is actually a synthetic material. The foam shell uppers of Foamposite sneakers are actually designed via a molding process that involves the use of a polyurethane liquid. Due to the sturdiness of this material compared to standard ones, Foamposite sneaker models have also proven to be far more long–lasting. Foamposite uppers also contour to the wearer’s feet over time, so the excellent, snug fit that they offer keeps on getting better and more comfortable.
Is This Air Force 1 Foamposite Inspired By The Air Yeezy 2 Foamposite?
Although Nike has not officially stated if this Air Force 1 Foamposite colorway does indeed draw inspiration from the Air Yeezy 2 “Red October,” but the resemblance cannot be denied. As far as its color scheme goes, there is not much describe since it is entirely covered in a bright Red hue, which gives it the “Red October” look. The only contrasting hue that appears on this sneaker is Black, which can be spotted over the “Nike Air” branding on both insoles. Since its uppers are made up of Foamposite, the sneaker can even be worn as winter boots, especially since it is arriving by the end of November.
Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Style Code: BV1172-600 Release Date: November 30th, 2018 Retail Price: $200