Who should buy the Nike Air Foamposite Pro

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro is perfect for those who:

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Who should not buy it

The Nike Air Pippen is a great choice if you’re looking for a high-performance sneaker at a more affordable price. The Nike Dunk High Retro PRM is a good sneaker if you want something with zero break-in time.

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro has radically retro aesthetics

Those who have bought the sneaker love its incredibly fashionable retro style. It has been described as “a very dope, fresh shoe,” “one of the best shoes ever made,” “an auto-cop,” “a must-see,” and “the sickest foams ever.”

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This was a sentiment shared not only by owners of the sneaker but also by onlookers. Wearers have shared their experiences of getting not just looks but also stares at them. One of them even went so far as to say that “they will break necks everywhere you go for sure.”

The Foamposite Pro: Street looks that last

The sneaker has endeared itself so deeply within its fans that several have gotten multiple pairs. These people can’t stop raving about how far their collection is progressing, and noticing the little details of each that make them even more special.

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Long-time wearers of the sneaker look forward to using them down the road for its enduring aesthetic. Several have found their pair crease-resistant, one of whom said that even when you are seriously bending them (i.e. constantly running), the creases should still be minimal. Furthermore, it’s easy to wash with soap, it doesn’t lose shape easily and the foam will not yellow even when used for a long time.

The Foamposite Pro feels custom-made

Wearers marvel at the sneaker’s fit, saying that it has a “lockdown fit” and it “fits like a glove.” One reviewer attributes it to the inner sock which they say is “supposed to mold to your feet.” In addition, another fan has claimed that its foot-forming mechanism also helps to provide them with “all the support and comfort needed.”

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The sneaker’s comfort cannot be overstated considering the amount of praise it receives. It has been described as a fan’s “hyper comfort shoe,” by another as like having “your foot immersed into puffy clouds,” and by a third saying “if heaven had a shoe, it’d be a foam.”

The Foamposite Pro is all-around amazing

The sneaker has seen great success when used for casual walking and lifting. What most people highlight from their Foamposite experience, however, is using them for basketball. Having it on really made an impact on people, such as:

  • One fan claimed that “it improved [their] performance in basketball”
  • Another says that they are “the most comfortable basketball shoes since the Jordan 11 but a lot more durable”
  • Its relatively light weight was praised by a reviewer who said “they make my LeBron 9 feel incredibly heavy
  • Its traction was praised by several people.

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The Foamposite Pro is a pricey pick

The Nike Air Foamposite Pro retails at $230, significantly higher than the average price of a high-top basketball-inspired Nike sneaker at $150. In addition to this, its availability is limited and its resale prices are generally higher than the retail price.

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Despite this, people recognize it as expensive yet still say they would purchase it again without hesitation.

History of Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Nike introduced its Foamposite technology in 1997 through the Nike Air Foamposite One and the Nike Air Foamposite Pro.

Both were designed by Eric Avar, but what distinguished the two models apart is the large Swoosh logo on the sides and the lack of any 1CENT logo on the Foamposite Pro.

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The Nike Foamposite design was inspired by a beetle insect. The Foamposite One was originally intended for Scottie Pippen and not Penny Hardaway. 

Of the two silhouettes, the Foamposite Pro was the first one to retro in seven colorways in 2001.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Futuristic
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Foamposite, Nike Zoom Air, Nike Air
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Eric Avar
Material: Rubber Sole, Synthetic

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.