Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ – Glow In The Dark
Foamposite was first developed during the early part of the 1990′s by Nike’s Advanced Product Engineering Team. What they were searching for was a lighter and less labor-intensive material to suit footwear construction, and what they found was someone so out-of-the-ordinary that it would potentially alter the horizon of footwear development and design. However, the new-age Foamposite never truly collided with the conventions of leather and mesh as it never really posed a threat to some major divisions of footwear development such as running, which depended more on breathability and lightness (which mesh had a firm advantage over any other material). In fact, Foamposite operated on a plane all on its own appearing only sparingly since its debut on the Nike Air Foamposite One, and even then, those models were never widely embraced; it was too different from what we were accustomed to, almost like it came from outer space.
A lot’s changed since Foamposite was first introduced to Nike Footwear; it’s hardly a cornerstone of performance these days (that sector is dominated by the modular construction of Hyperfuse, Flywire, and Lunar), but it has captured the essence of sneakerheadism so firmly because it acutely defines the passion for the out-of-the-ordinary and the visually unforgettable. Only until 2010 did the Air Foamposite begin the make a dent in the mainstream, with the release of the Copper and the re-issue of the Eggplants, and in 2011, Nike Sportswear re-opened the Foam factory with six solid releases – three ‘Ones’ and three ‘Pros’ – that became one of the widely celebrated releases of the year. In just the sixth week of the 2012, four releases have either released, been confirmed, or have been rumored, but none has been as energetic and exciting as the upcoming ‘Galaxy’ release, which is set for a limited release on February 23rd (Nikestore reports a release on the 24th, but we’ll clarify that for you very soon).
Using the ‘supernova’ as the core concept for the entire 2012 NBA All-Star collection, Nike Basketball raised the Foamposite to new heights by administering a visual graphic on the upper, replacing the lustrous metallic appeal of tonal paintjobs is a wide imagery of the Galaxy, dotted with shining stars and milky ways. Standing above the upper is an outsole that is entirely treated with glow-in-the-dark infusion like the Nike Basketball 2012 All-Star signatures, something that has yet to be pictured until now. Attached to the shoe is a ‘Remove Before Flight’ flag, found cautiously attached to objects destined for space travel. Even seventeen years after the debut of the Air Foamposite One, the shoe continues to hold the attitude of being ahead of its time, but we’d say the definitive Foamposite release couldn’t have landed at a better moment. Continue reading for a detailed look at the Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ as well as a first viewing of the glow-in-the-dark outsole and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for more updates regarding one of the best releases of 2012.
These deserve to be in an art gallery or something. Perfection. Too fresh to wear. I am going to pray every morning and night that I will be able to land a pair. Thinking about making the trip to NYC
i can understand kids wearing glow in the dark sneakers or with lights but come on...... Adults with glow in the dark sneakers..... gonna look stupid..........
Repost afta Repost... Dey Crazzy we all knew dat since day 1.. 2/25 24 23/12 Dey need 2 stop playin wit dat mf release date RealSh*t
Get ready to stand for 15 hours for these. Hope they drop enough pair for the true heads that will loose much sleep for them. I hate to get on a line that doesn't guarantee you a pair.
Are u morons blind. You have absolutely zero taste and no sense for fashion if u are buying these shoes. They are HIDEOUS. I bet all of you fruity clowns think that the jordan iv doernbecher was a hot shoe too...damn hypebeasts
They are a hot shoe thats why they $700 now LMAO…gotta laugh @ dudes that don't understand the game. All these dudes like is basic cookie cutter bullshit with no creativity. Go wear your all whites AF ones and go home kid. FALLBACK and let us PIMPS handle fashion.
I got shit that pops my man, but be assured, I don't wear kicks that makes me look like a fruit loop who just arrived from space. They'll look good tho with your skinny jeans and LV coin purse.
I seriously think that with this whole Intergalactic space theme they should surprise us with some GITD Space Jams.
ill pay top dollar from a reseller for these i can't deal with the lames on these lines ya kids are so thirsty now a days ya dont got nothing better to do than camping on a line check my ebay dgoldmj2377z0 ya so called sneaker collectors got a long way to go
How ironic the an intergalactic inspired shoe receive so much hype? I told my boy sneakerheads are turning into sci-fi geeks. It just suck because Nike can never make enough of the shit people want these days. But ill try in copp because there dope not to re-sale.
Lol the hype we find a way to get the shoes on the Nike store and re-sell them while mfkas that juxtapose want them won't get a chance to cop :/
LMAO @ how everybody on these foams now when I was saying from DAY ONE that they ARE FFFFFFIIIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEE!!!!!!. Wasn't y'all calling em "gaypride" foams only a month ago? SMMFH HYPEBEAST!!! Same dudes that called south beaches gay. Same lames that clowned the GITD zoom rookies. Y'all Mofo's got no mind of your own. Soon as the hype come ya'll act worse then crackheads. heres a good question, would ya want them still if everybody hated them? if can honestly say yes then you got respect otherwise your a fuckin hypebeast. :-P
Yeah the Ghey Pride Galaxy foams looked like a Tellatubby fart fume colorway, they were just bad. These changes look a thousand times better. Wish it was illegal to resell shoes at higher than retail price sometimes, especially in this case.
They 'were' pride foams. U see them ugly shits last quarter. Now that new pics are shown with the new CHANGES, yes, they are dope.
BULL! Dudes was calling both versions pride foams. And to be real these are the same shit just with more blue and purple less white and more "STARS"… I said before ill say it again if the first thing come to your mind is g@y shit maybe you should question yourself.. cause you would be g@y wearing all black…SMFH HYPEBEAST
The new version hasn't been around that long and I do not recall ever reading that people called the new version pride foams. Either way, I'd have all the pride in the world if I could get my hands on either version. I liked the first ones better.
no, they completely changed up the "galaxy" screen, the galaxy foams now are nothing like the samples except for the concept. and if u go back and read, u'll notice that everyone thought the concept was awesome, just poorly executed.
no more advertising the shoe sneaker news everyone will know. the site will crash. resellers will somehow cop all em and poof 2 thousand people unhappy without a chance to get the shoe...