Monday, August 9, 2010

Foamposite x Nike Air Force 1 High – Tech Specs

The Foamposite x Nike Air Force 1 High is more than a mere “wow-factor” project, it’s an amalgam of two of Nike’s most impactful breakthroughs of the 80’s and 90’s. The Nike Air Force 1 High was designed in the early 80’s by Bruce Kilgore as he introduced Nike Air to basketball shoes, and in addition to the mass off-the-court appeal, the AF1 featured a number of performance design cues and enabled it to be one of the best basketball shoes of its time. In addition to the stabilizing ankle strap, the Air Force 1 featured the pivot point on the bottom sole, enhancing the natural motion of the foot. Fast-forward to 1997, when Foamposite first surfaced and rocked the foundation of what we knew about basketball kicks.

The material was truly a marvel of science; taking a liquid and forming it into a basketball shoe was unheard of at the time and when Penny Hardaway noticed it sitting inconspicuously in a bag during a Nike rep’s visit to his house, he, along with the rest of the basketball world, fell in love. Foamposite featured a seamless upper with a heat-activated form-fitting mold that would take the shape of your foot the more you wore the shoe. Combining the revolutionary material with a trend-setter like the Air Force 1 is not a product of hype but a tribute to what made Nike Basketball a dominant force for decades. The Foamposite x Nike Air Force 1 High will also feature a 3-mold seamless upper with a translucent midsole as well as visible Air on the heel in addition to the ankle strap and pivot point on the sole. The shoe will release very soon and have also been spotted at some spots so don’t miss out on this titanic release because we may not see something of this magnitude for a very long time, and check out the complete technical aspects of the shoe after the jump.


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