Classics Revisited: Nike Air Foamposite One – Black – Anthracite (2007)
Remember our Classics Revisited features, when we detailed some of the most memorable and criminally overlooked sneaker releases in history? We’ve covered a wide range of legendary sneakers that have been lost in obscurity or long overdue for a release, and a few have even since come back to market. We’re revisiting our Classics segment once again, but rather than pointing out one particular pair, we’ll be doing a series of week-long tributes to some of the more memorable colorways of a specific model, and what better way to kick it off than with an iconic silhouette that has in recent years risen from cult classic to contemporary marketplace juggernaut – the Nike Air Foamposite One.
For a decade, the Foamposite-crazed community only had the ‘Pro’ to live off of, as the Foamposite One was never released in another colorway since the sneaker first released in 1997. In 2007, ten calendar years after the debut, Nike released a slew of Nike Air Foamposite One colorways, kicking things off with the OG ‘Royal’ in January of that year. Later on, Nike came through with three other colorways, starting with the Black/Anthracite ‘Blackout’ in August of 2007. Truly the antithesis of the high-energy ‘Galaxy’ of 2012, the ‘Blackout’ featured a tonal black upper with a solid rubber outsole, similar to the all-black Foamposite Pro of 2000. As the first true ‘Retro’ colorway, the Air Foamposite One ‘Blackout’ demands a high price in the resale market, but a similar release confirmed for December 2012 should meet the rising demand. Stay tuned for a look at some more memorable Foam Ones throughout the week, and if you’re in need of a pair, check out what’s on eBay.
Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Blackout’
still go my pair from 07... they hold up better than any jordan I ever bought... one my top 5 all time favorite shoe.... plus they hella comfortable
i have these already 2 pairs on deck first day they came out i walked in and walked right out no problem in footlocker.... these came out before all the foam hype..... so who ever didnt get these on the 1st day your not a sneaker head........ size 11 and 10.5 i got these going for 800$$
No one was really coppin these back in 07. Still got mines and i wear them all the time. Practically most durable shoe ever hands down.
I still remember the day these released. I went in the store in soho and seen mad ppl goin "$200? na!" now even the wackest foams sell out, smh.
they need to re-retro the Blue Pros and Red Pros. I miss black soles. Im tired of all this yellowing crap
Still have my pair lookin fresh... dont kno why da new pair is goin to have an icy sole but to eats his own
funny thing is that i was wearing these today. i'm glad i have these. i traded my cool grey 11s for these. and i love them. the black is so easy to wear with anything.
100% with you, those are personally my favorite two pairs of foams, and honestly both are in my all time top 10. Nike is all over the icy sole since it looks like crap so fast people will inevitably need to purchase more sooner.
I completely agree with you, the clear outsole is not bad, but if I had to choose between icy and black for this pair, I would choose black every single time, looks better so much longer.