Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament Champion
For the fourth year in a row, the Sneaker News staff went on a weeks-long search for the greatest sneakers in specific categories, reaching out to our loyal readers with a tournament-style feature with the goal of whittling down thirty-two candidates to one sole winner. With Foamposites being such a hot item over the last few years, the category for the 2013 Tournament seemed like a given, and with thirty-two great Foamposite releases to choose from, it truly seemed like it was anyone’s game. Although there were a few tight races and surprising upsets on the way, four #1 seeds reached the Final Four, and the Championship battle was a face-off between the two undoubted polar opposites of the Foamposite spectrum – the original “Royal” and the game-changing “Galaxy”. We’ve come to a final conclusion for the tournament here, and we can say with confidence that result is one we can roll with! Before we continue, we’d like to thank all of our readers who participated – it was as fun for us as we hope it was for you. So without further ado – the winner of the Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament is…
Congratulations to the “Royal” colorway of the Nike Air Foamposite One for winning the Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament. Despite being a #1 overall seed, there was some anticipation that the trendier “Galaxy” colorway would beat out the original, but the readers have spoken and crowned the OG as the best of all-time! Let’s get the discussion going on this result that may or may not be surprising, and thanks to all who participated!
I been a huge Fan of Foampsites since "09" and I like rocking shyt that nobody has around my hood but squash all that atleast the Galaxy Foamposite witch I own a pair myself made it to the finals. It was a good Battle.
I went with the Royals only because I like the solid blue and black concept even though the galaxy has blk/blu in it too, I just like the royals better. I love black/blue...
@iHypeBeast and @Da_Real_Big_Infinite DAMN!! Y'all two are bickering like some fucking bitch ass pansies! Let the shit die!!! Kicks are Kicks are KICKS!!!! Ppl are gonna like/dislike whatever the FUCK they want! At the end of the day, the sneaks in your closet are just that, SNEAKERS....who cares what you own, don't own, hype up, or revere???
Should've been Metallic Red and Eggplant in the championship... but they got beat out by galaxys and paranormans bc of hypebeasts... :(
Omg..... I'm actually surprised for the 2nd time this year by sneakers news (the first being that the bred 11's weren't the #1 in the top 30 Jordan retro releases.) thanks sneaker news for keeping my hopes alive.
OMFG Yes they won i love the royals i got 2 pairs. so dope FUCK YOU @iHypeBeast
So glad the royals won. Look, designs of a shoe like this are cool and not to be ignored, but they will age and there's just something classic about simple color combinations.
Plus, as a total space geek, I'm really annoyed how many people went crazy on the all-star galaxy shits. I get that they're all-star kicks so people will of course eat 'em up, but iono, it just irked me that the foams were so hyped and limited. :/ Not to mention the foams became my favorite shoes after owning two pairs of them because of how damn comfortable they are and how nice they stay after tons of wears. I got my first pair just because I thought they looked crazy and I love deep purple (Can you guess which one I got?! :P ).
It'd be like if when the Air Jordan 2s came out, people stormed retailers for them solely because they're Jordans and completely forget the fact that they were made in Italy. I guess that sounds illogical to not like a situation because more people like it, but it honestly does.
I guess an even better example would be a hypothetical Yeezy 3. Say yeezy goes really into designing it to the point of basing the primary aspects of the design on, say, Yosemite. Well someone who is into shoes AND Yosemite will be psyched because their interests suddently link up. But then they can't get a pair because people just want 'em because they're Air Yeezys or they look cool. The latter isn't an invalid reason for buying something, but it would still seriously bum out the Yosemite fan.
Thank you God the Royals won. The galaxy's are nice and just because you like them you're not being a hypebeast. Both of them are cool but the Royals have some history going for it
CapitanCurtG is a Hypebeast
Fuck the paranormans and fuck the galaxy's, you can call them better shoes because they cost more. The royals won because their actually some sexy ass shoes not because you hypebeasts think that new is everything.
this is sick the Paranormans go for $2,000-4,000 and there is only 850 pairs made or something around there, the Galaxy's had people selling their cars for and taking out a second mortgage on their homes. In fact if you look on Craigslist or Ebay any shoe that is popular and made by Nike or Jordan is posted with Galaxy as a top hit to get more people looking at their products. So how the heck did the freaking Royal Blue color win the tourney????? Anyone who looks at Sneakernews should take this only two ways: 1) We need to kill social media and resellers because they are killing the sneaker game, trying to make us buy stuff that we don't even want. or 2) This tourney needs a recount in votes!!! Also to add I have most of these shoes and my favorite is Actually the Fighter Jets or the Electric Green Pros aka the slimes, and both were knocked out in the first round!!
@ILIKESHOES THE REDS ARE FIRE BUT THEY AINT BEATING THE COPPERS OR ROYALS
I was also a surprised the bred 11's weren't #1 they were the most hyped up shoe of 2012 and they sell out faster then any other jordan when restocks come through, but they really don't deserve #1 in all honesty the 11's are over hyped not that they aren't a good and sexy shoe but I'd rather stick with my trusty space jams and cool greys.
@CreativeLeon @iHypeBeast Why are you hating on me? I am calling out on people that only vote for the royals because it is OG. If you honestly think that Royals are doper than Galaxs than I don't care if you vote for the Royals.
To be clear to all of you, I like the Royals and I am not hating on everyone that vote for it. I just hate all the bitchs that vote for the Royas ONLY cause it is OG. All those "OG Beast" are just bitchs that don't give fuck if the shoes are dope or ugly as fuck, they will say it is better than any other shoes. Basically, they are like hype beast but worse cause they think they are better than everyone else.
@Shock I am here bitch, who the fuck are you. Good to see I go bitchs waiting for me to post comments.
@Shock suckin his moms dick right now probably LOL... He's such a fuckin lame
@Nike_wat_irock_94 You a OG BEAST!!!!
@mesmoriz3 Dooms are ugly imo...
@LekkerLelijk You a OG BEAST!!!!
@lyrics85 You a OG BEAST!!!!
@Maxyyyyyyyy shut the fuck up...I bet if I have u my paranormans you would be drooling at the mouth...lol you're such a lame lol
@CapitanCurtG It's cause of all the these OG Beast! They are fucking annoying as fuck because
1) They vote for Royals ONLY because its is OG. If the galaxy was OG the OG Beast would have voted for it.
2) They think they are better then everyone on the site.
3) They misuse the word "hype beast". A Hype Beast is someone who buy a pair of sneaker ONLY because it is popular. All the OG Beast here thinks that people are hype beast because they think the latest sneaker is dope.
4)Most OG Beasts are fake ass bitchs. They are just booty hurt cause they too poor to get new sneakers so they talk shit to people who like them or own them.
@CapitanCurtG the royals won because they were the originals...anything original is always going to top anything that comes after...still doesn't deny that the galaxy's and the paranormans are in the top 3 foams ever created
@CapitanCurtG if it wasn't fa da OG royals, u wouldn't have a chaotic scenario 15 yrs later... Dudes outside da eastcoast weren't even rockin foams til da dirty coppers & eggplants dropped.. So its only right dat da originalor be top dog... Jus like most dudes will say their favorite jordan 3 is da black cements... I mean CWS like da galaxies & paranormans are dope & hard to find, but da fact dat their rare shouldn have u automatically chose them. Royals will always b top dog & if it wasn't fa da royals, coppers & pearl pros dudes still wouldn b fuckin wit foams.. And galaxy foams wouldn b a riot scene like it was. And da galaxy foams were da shoes dat essentially made coppin kicks da way people do now wot raffles/RSVP. Which drives resales up
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @Shock SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU FAKE ASS BITCH!!!!!! 2 people have called you out and you have yet to post proof. People, if you want proof that this bitch is fake look at my profile and look my older comments every fucking time this hoe is called out he does not post pics to shut me up but fucking give me some bullshit or don't reply.
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @CapitanCurtG so if you are saying that then every OG is the greatest you are saying, the OG Jordan 1 is the best Jordan, you are saying the best penny is the flight one magic color, you are saying the best lebron is the zoom generation, and the best kobe is the adaias kobe 1 that looks like a audi tt and a boat not even a shoe! You can't tell me all that about OG shoes and be like they are automatic winners because they just aren't! You know right now if someone took you back in time to 1997 and gave you either a Basic blue Foam or a Galaxy foam you would take the Galaxy off top and I don't know I single person that wouldn't !
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @iHypeBeast @lyrics85 oh god, for the million time I be not at home. I on trip so I can't post them, but wait a week. I be sure to post them. BTW, i said 4 pair of each foams bitch and also you still have not post pic with 2 of each foam which I am going to need you to post if you want me to post
@Maxyyyyyyyy Yeezys? Yeezys may be the ugliest looking shoe ever made
Shit you wanna throw me some air mags or a few pair of OG yeezys id be happy but fuck those puke looking ass paranormans
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @iHypeBeast @CapitanCurtG they my not agree my opinion on that galaxy's should win and but if they take time to look at this whole conversation (go back to last 3 posts) and don't hold my other opinion against me they will most likely agree with me. After all if you do have 2 pairs of each foams WHY DON'T YOU POST IT!??
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @iHypeBeast @CapitanCurtG Also, nigga can you read? If someone but shoes ONLY because it is popular means they don't like it personally or doesn't know why they want it others then it popular. All you fucking did was rephrase what I said.
BTW, I though you said I made up phrase "OG Beast"? If I made it up I can fucking define it.
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite @iHypeBeast @CapitanCurtG HOW MANY FUCKING TIME I HAVE TO TELL YOU that's I am not at home so I post pics of the foams I have with me. When I am back home, in week, I will post my whole collection. Also, look at you fucking avoiding post pic of 2 of every foams.
BTW, I said I own 4 of each foam.