July 22, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 23
The Nike Air Foamposite One is a sneaker that’s pretty lowkey as far as branding goes, as the Foam dominated upper skips out on any heavy Swoosh treatment. Of course the Nike Air Foamposite Pro would later amend that with its chunky side Swoosh, but it looks like the One almost had one additional indicator of its Nike heritage. That would be the debossed “Nike” hit up near the collar of the shoe, one that we’ve seen before on a prototype version of the OG Royal colorway. Another detail from this early prototype (that lacks any Penny 1-Cent branding) is the altered lace-collar at the toe-box – notice how the unique contour compared to the rounded version on the final release. Always great to see these gems out of Nike’s own vault, so continue reading for extra angles on this OG-white sample of the Nike Air Foamposite One, and tell us how it looks with that additional “NIKE” appearance.
Photos: Gary Warnett
Tags: Nike Air Foamposite One
@testtesttest852 those were made for MJ for a game, i think it also has a built in ankle brace on the inside and that strap locks it down
@greghall024 lol wtf nigga its the prototype dummy.
@pasoez007 You know these were the version before the final model right?
@Born2fly yeah i know dumbass. when did i say otherwise?
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