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Classics Revisited: Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Voltage” (1997)

June 12, 2012 BY / 11

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NIKE AIR FOAMPOSITE PRO WEEK

Nike Sportswear re-introduced the Nike Air Foamposite Pro in 2011 in a variety of energetic colorways like ‘Retro Blue’ and ‘Electric Green’, but did you know the idea of a high-intensity colorway on a Foamposite first came from the sneaker’s original run? Sneaker News kicked off a week full-o-Foams with 2002’s Varsity Red/Black Air Foamposite Pro, but we can’t call it a complete revisitation if we don’t pay homage to one of the originals – the ‘Voltage Yellow’ colorway of 1997. We don’t need to further discuss how out-of-left-field the Foamposite when it debuted in 1997 and how it has gained a cult-to-mainstream following, but looking back at the Voltage Foams reveals that there’s still a lot Foamposite possibilities to be explored.

The Voltage Foams were simply a black upper with a dark gum rubber outsole and the perfect spark of Voltage Yellow on the Swoosh and trime on the pull-tabs. When thinking of recent Foam Pro releases, the Voltage joints point out that Nike Sportswear hasn’t done a non-black Swoosh colorway in quite some time – in fact, the 2006 Dr. Doom release was the last time an Air Foamposite Pro featured the reverse format. Maybe Nike Sportswear should keep things simple by opting for a less imposing upper and experimenting with different-colored Swoosh colors? Who knows what NSW has in store for the Air Foamposite Pro, but it’s safe to say that there’s a lot left to be done. Take a look back at this OG classic and let us know if you have a pair in your stash, and be sure to check back tomorrow as we continue our Classics Revisited feature on the Air Foamposite Pro.

Nike Air Foamposite Pro
Black/Voltage Yellow-Black
630304-071
1997
$170


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11 comments
@TENDEROCK
@TENDEROCK

I was about 9 years old when these came out. Crazy. I hope they dont retro foams, Im no foamhead, Nike SB's are my thing. & what i like about SB's are that they dont retro & they drop alot of the shoes that they sample. & when they sell out they sell out, thats it. Nike has been doing excellent so far with the foams, in my opinion. They have released alot of the colorways that they sampled & they do pretty good with getting them out to consumers. If you want the OG's save up the funds & try copping them. Dont hope for Nike to retro, that would be lame.

staxx
staxx

Man I haven't seen these since I was a kid, Classic 97 Neon yellow was a very hot color back then.

if6was9
if6was9

This was when I was rockin foams now u won't ever catch me wit them on too mainstream now lol

Rockvintage
Rockvintage

True official classic foams forget the other 2011-12 color ways they don't compare to these in any way.

***~Big Infinite~***
***~Big Infinite~***

Remember my older brother had these... they were so dam dope... need to bring these, royal pros & red pros back...

@HRCapitaine
@HRCapitaine

I wish I had income back in the day when there was no-line to get any type of heat

groov-e
groov-e

NOW THTS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT..A REAL FOAMPOSITE..STILL ON MY LIST OF GRAILS...

2LIVESHOES
2LIVESHOES

BEFORE EVERYONE WENT CRAZY FOR THEM

WGB
WGB

Always wanted one of these

ATL_GETSMONEY
ATL_GETSMONEY

Das wat im sayin....these niggas be on here talkin bout they been had kicks nshit when they mama was buyin dey shit....

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