Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament Champion

April 10th, 2013 by / 74

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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!

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LuisBerkzStPedraza
LuisBerkzStPedraza

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.

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nastykix
nastykix

you can't beat the original. It started it all. what more can you say.

SkilledHooper82
SkilledHooper82

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...

TonyBradley
TonyBradley

@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???

ILIKESHOES
ILIKESHOES

Should've been Metallic Red and Eggplant in the championship... but they got beat out by galaxys and paranormans bc of hypebeasts... :(

Thigh_pillowz
Thigh_pillowz

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.

metaleggman
metaleggman

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.

Shock
Shock

Wheres that bitch ihypebeast at? lol

Sneakerlover92
Sneakerlover92

Thank you it should've been royals vs coppers anyway.

mesmoriz3
mesmoriz3

Oh annd the neo limes beating the black red pros? Taha! this shit was a joke 

mesmoriz3
mesmoriz3

how you guys let the blackouts beat the dr dooms is beyond me

JFresh_136
JFresh_136

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

lyrics85
lyrics85

Like I thought. The royals should win. My foams are safe.

Maxyyyyyyyy
Maxyyyyyyyy

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.

CapitanCurtG
CapitanCurtG

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!!


donadamsky
donadamsky

honorable mention to the mocha samples

Air Steve
Air Steve

This was to predict able for me last years was much more fun

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Da Foam dat started it all is where it should b. On top of da hill... Much deserved

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

good imo it would of been cool if it would of been the metallic reds vs the royals at the end

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

First Foamposite.....First Seed......CHAMPION!!.....Rightfully Earned!! OG all day!

AljosaCikojevic
AljosaCikojevic

ik the royals are the og foams but seriously if you had both shoes in your hand the galaxys easily smash the royals its a regular ass blue vs a galaxys themed print with a dope ass bottom i think this whole shit was rigged anyways but watever props to the royals 

iLionKing
iLionKing

Good little duel. Old School vs New School... Surprised the OG's won it all, especially with the way the "sneaker game" is all about the here and now...

CorleySimon
CorleySimon

THIS SNEAKER CREATED THE GALAXY'S FOAMPOSITES... EVEN TO THIS DATE THE ROYALS ARE THE HARDEST TO FIND IN TOP CONDITION.

JManSam
JManSam

Rightfully deserved. Where the poll results at lol.

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