Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Sweet 16 Announced

March 25th, 2013 by | 35 comments


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After the Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament wrapped up the First Round of voting last night, we’d like to present to you the Sweet 16 that our readers selected to move on in battle. All #1 Seeds still remain, but there are several upsets that we must take note of (remember fellas, these are your votes talking!). The largest upset in terms of seeding came from the Southwest bracket, as the 2012 Pink Foamposite took down the most limited Air Foamposite One to hit retail in the Dark Army (under 100 pairs released), but other eye-catching results include the Bright Crimson Pro beating out the original Voltage in the East bracket and the Silver Pro outgunning the Carolina in the Southwest. If you want a full breakdown of the results, check out the voting percentages for each match-up below.

SECOND ROUND VOTING BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 26TH, at 4PM EST.

SOUTHEAST REGION

 

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MATCHUP #1 – No surprise here: the Galaxy – a favorite to win it all – beats out the Gym Green with ease.

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MATCHUP #2 – The most disappointing upset hits us as the Pink joints beat out the most limited Foamposite release ever.

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MATCHUP #3 – The Metallic Red beats out the Varsity Royal to move on to the Sweet 16.

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MATCHUP #4 – In the battle of the all-black Foams, the Stealth edges out the Blackout Pro.

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SOUTHWEST REGION

 

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MATCHUP #1 – Another Tourney favorite beats out the Black/Red in convincing fashion.

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MATCHUP #2 – One non-#1 seed that could win it all moves on as the Eggplants defeat the Electrolimes.

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MATCHUP #3 – The “Retro Blue” might be the #3 seed to watch as it defeats the Bright Cactus with surprising ease.

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MATCHUP #4 – Two early-2000s Pro releases battle it out, with Metallic Silver taking the W.

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EAST REGION

 

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MATCHUP #1 – Coppers vs. Cough Drops in this top-vs-bottom showdown, but no surprise as Copper moves on.

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MATCHUP #2 – The 2010 Pearl Retro beats out the Suns colorway to enter the round of 16.

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MATCHUP #3 – Another sad upset develops as the original Voltage falls to the recent Bright Crimson joints.

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MATCHUP #4 – The Pro releases continue to drop like flies as the Varsity Red falls to the HoH-exclusive Neo Lime.

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WEST REGION

 

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MATCHUP #1 - The original version has zero problem moving on. Is it a Final Four lock?

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MATCHUP #2 - All-Black beats out Fighter Jet Camo. We’ll be honest, we’re a bit surprised (but surely pleased) at this outcome.

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MATCHUP #3 - Dr. Doom wins this battle as it beats out the Black/Gum OG.

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MATCHUP #4 - Dark Green colors have no luck as the Pines are slayed by the Metallic Pewter.


 

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35 comments
iHypeBeast
iHypeBeast

Finally Four:

Royal

ParaNorman

Galaxy

Polarized Pink

Winner: Galaxy

BTW, how the hell did Fighter Jet lose??!!!

asdfjkln64
asdfjkln64

The Royal, red, Carolina, blackout, and volt pros should have won.

Sole_Survivor
Sole_Survivor

How the hell did the HoH neon ones beat red pros ?! TF ?! Smfh

NYKitt
NYKitt

When Pro Volts lose to crimsons you know the votes are built off hype and nothing more.. $10 sez Galaxy and Paranorman Foamposite Ones will be the Tourney finalist.. 

mcassity
mcassity

the eggplants need to beat those black and green fuckerys in theyre bracket

mcassity
mcassity

mannn, armys were one of my favorites...smh

fly li
fly li

s a damn shame cause if they retroed cw's like the dark army's the royal pro's or the voltage pro's or the blackout pro'sor the cactus one's in the next 3 years and re-did this poll and put them up against the same shoes there would be no competition

cuz236
cuz236

this is nothing but hype honestly.  No og colorway should lose but these youngsters these days really do not know there history. SMMFH

bigavel
bigavel

pro pearl should been a blow out

xukyle
xukyle

Samuel I know you see this

JeRz
JeRz

Royal Pro's Red Pro's Gym Green's and the Pine's got screwed

A1_SLAY1
A1_SLAY1

Damn, was pulling for them pine green pro's to at least get past tha pewters but whatever... Both of them respectable colorways

caseyflinders
caseyflinders

There's the truth. As expected. 11% left are actual Sneakerheads... 89% make up the  Hypebeasts(and re-sellers). The only two with gimmicky kid-conning themes on them, that also just happened to be the most LIMITED(hype beast)... were clear winners. Not even the best pure original cw's like Royals, Eggplants, and Coppers(THE best non-OG)... were THAT clear cut, only getting from 50-80% of the votes. And they were up against boring average cw's. Just goes to show what a corporate conglomerate with a quality marketing department can do... throw in a them, make em "super limited" and the kids go CRAZY! Bunch of suckers. They are cool though. So i can see why the kids eat it up like candy. But as you'll notice, you dont see anyone wearing them, as is the function of a sneaker and test of its worth. So they are pretty much irrelevant to the "sneaker" game. MOre like collecting toys. Its not for me. 

EVERYTHING_EPIC
EVERYTHING_EPIC

It was already 3 black foams in da tourney...wouldna minded seein jets move on....limited or not..they were still a creative idea

fly li
fly li

Hypebeast ass voters smh

Eldog
Eldog

Metallic pink is the worst thing that could have ever happened to a foamposite


kicks67
kicks67

Royals Vs Galaxy's in the final. Royals will beat out the galaxys im guessing. 

Anderson23
Anderson23

HOW THE HELL DID THE FIGHTER JETS EVEN CAME CLOSE TO BEATING THE ANTHRACITE ? 


So_Soleful
So_Soleful

not to mention the dark armys...one of the best colorways was dropped by a pair of foamposites that got restocked multiple times...the pink foamposites shouldnt have even been in it

So_Soleful
So_Soleful

how did neo limes and crimsons beat voltage and red pros?

two of the worst colorways ever made it to the sweet 16.
you kids are ridiculous...

donadamsky
donadamsky

im upset both the royal and red pro's lost to some weak One's

HDIZZLE
HDIZZLE

Read that comment on MATCHUP #2 – "The most disappointing upset hits us as the Pink joints beat out the most limited Foamposite release ever." Just because it is the most limited??? Can you say HYPEBEAST?

donadamsky
donadamsky

@bigavel they need to use the 02's or OG's for the pic. newest pair is too goldish

ja2bk
ja2bk

@caseyflinders I feel you b.  The history gets lost as the next generation starts to define whats "hot".  Its a shame when those garbage crimsons can beat out a classic colorway. The only saving grace i see so far is that the jet fighter lost. lol

caseyflinders
caseyflinders

@Eldog ...or the BEST thing, if you're somebody else that thinks differently to you.

donadamsky
donadamsky

@HDIZZLE oh please, if it wasnt for hype, the pink foams wouldnt have even happened

johnbeejkim
johnbeejkim

@HDIZZLE It's disappointing because the Dark Army is one of the best colorways to ever release.

mcassity
mcassity

@donadamsky @mcassity shit they should,  i dont even look at the paranormans as a release, i feel like they're some customs or somethin lol, the platinums are nicer anyways

donadamsky
donadamsky

theyre like the mags, or a really broad friends and family release lol.

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