April 4th, 2013 by John Kim / 108
The Final Four round of the Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament is now ready to launch, with four of the #1 seeds ready to battle it out for the title of the greatest Nike Air Foamposite sneaker of all-time. The OG Royals, the ParaNormans, the Coppers, and the Galaxy were all expected to meet at this apex of tournament-style play, but now it truly is anyone’s game as all four have every right to earn the title of best ever. The voting of for the Final Four round is now open so be sure to vote below as we near the conclusion of Foamposite Madness.
FINAL FOUR VOTING ENDS APRIL 7th at 11:59 PM EST
WEST – Nike Air Foamposite One “OG Royal”
There’s no surprise that the sneaker that started it all took the express lane to the Final Four. However, the landscape of Foamposites has changed rather drastically over the last two years; at the end of 2011, the OG Royal would’ve been crowned the winner without opposition, but things are a bit different this time around. Is the original still the best of all-time, or will it take an early exit?
SOUTHWEST – Nike Air Foamposite One “ParaNorman”
The Nike Air Foamposite One “ParaNorman” grabbed social media by the horns and released the shoes by stirring up the Twitter community with the #WeirdWins campaign. A later eBay-exclusive auction release (which resulted in insanely high prices) made the ParaNormans one of the most expensive and hard-to-obtain sneaker releases of all-time. With special packaging and the smoky green graphics, this Foamposite release is the antithesis to the OG Royal and makes quite a case for being the best ever.
MATCHUP #1 – The original Royal faces off against the ParaNorman in a true coin-flip. Which will move on to the Championship round?
EAST – Nike Air Foamposite One “Copper”
Even after several Retro releases of the Foamposite One and Pro, Nike never quite hit the “Penny” concept on the head until it released this unique “Copper” in 2010. Since then, the Coppers have become one of the most in-demand Foamposites ever, and any attempt to duplicate the colorway was never met to much fanfare. That makes the Copper Foams one of the most distinguished sneakers of all-time.
SOUTHEAST – Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy”
Changing the game is what Nike does, but the Galaxy took it a step further and relayed a message back to the company, forcing it to change the way we, as consumers, buy sneakers. The massive hoopla around this magnificent sneakers was justified, as it featured the glorious Galaxy graphic on the upper (the first time a Foamposite went non-tonal) and the glow-in-the-dark outsole for true neck-breaking quality. Is it the best of all-time? We’ll wait and see.
MATCHUP #2 – Does the Copper – a clear underdog – have what it takes to grab good fortune and pull out the upset?
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