By now, sneakerheads are probably well-aware that Kanye West was once signed with Nike, until he left the Swoosh in favor of adidas. Despite Kanye’s departure from the brand, it was not unusual for Nike to draw inspiration from colorways of Air Kanye 1 and 2 for the Foamposite Pro. Back in 2014, they had introduced the Foamposite Pro “Solar Red,” which was a Yeezy-inspired rendition, and they did the same last year when they dropped the Foamposite Pro “Red October.” This time around, the Swoosh is ready for the Nike release 2016 of another Yeezy-inspired Foamposite Pro, apparently completing the trilogy.
The Nike Foamposite Pro “Solar Red” was a nearly all-Black sneaker with an upper made up of faux carbon fiber. The colorway gets its nickname from the Solar Red accents that are featured, especially in the form of the branding and inner lining. However, perhaps the most distinct feature of the sneaker is its glow in the dark sole unit. The Foamposite Pro “Gym Red” is a complete opposite and far more vibrant because of the completely Red makeup. It also sported Black accents on the tongue, carbon fiber shanks, checkerboard-patterned lacing system and gold aglets.
The third upcoming Yeezy-inspired iteration of the Foamposite Pro that Nike is going to drop this year has been dubbed “Pure Platinum” and is not too different from its predecessors. After being previewed back in November 2015, the latest photos clearly showcase the dual-tone Grey upper. This new rendition has even bothered two particular characteristics from the Foamposite Pro “Solar Red”. Namely, its sockliner is dressed up in “Solar Red” and its outsole will also glow in the dark, as can be seen in the photo. The only element is that is perhaps missing is carbon fiber accents.
While the Jordan release 2016 of this Foamposite Pro “Pure Platinum” will mark the existence of a trio of Yeezy-inspired Foamposite Pros, but it is unlikely that Nike will not introduce more in the future. For now, sneakerheads will be able to grab a pair of this sneaker for $250 somewhere in March 2016.