July 26, 2013 BY John Kim / 76
It’s true – the Air Foamposite One has taken a sharp turn somewhere and now finds itself in a uncharted territory with these crazy graphics on the upper. Last year’s Galaxy and ParaNorman fix wasn’t enough because Nike Sportswear has four confirmed non-tonal Foamposites ready for this year – the Weatherman, Thermal Map, Safari, and Asteroid. Seen side by side is the latter half, with the Asteroid Foamposites sporting a multi-colored outsole and the Safari joints going all ’87 on us. Which of the two do you like better? Let’s get the discussion rolling in the comments below.
Foams have been dead for years. They have gone the way of Jordan I's with all these random and crazy colorways. As long as Nike slaps a "limited" label on some of these horrific colorways and/or people see celebs wearing these, you young cats (25 and under crowd) will continue buying this garbage.
i honestly didnt think the asteroids were gonna come out this good wen i 1st heard about them.... but they are amazing now that i see good pics
I know what would match perfect with these,....a shirt that says "I'm a SUCKA! Thanks Nike"
----but of course that's MY opinion----
The safari joints are beautiful. Might not rock the asteroids as the little white spots might annoy me lol. And the galaxies and paranormans were not enough this year? Seriously my galaxy foams i just bought from coolshoeshines.com are killing the game man. Getting all sorts of crazy compliments
They look like old Kmart shoes. The ones that used to be in the kids section. Just add velcro. Just bring back the OG Orlando Magic joints.
Straight heat! Asteroids top my list as well as weathermans...Safari joints are alright too and would love to grab a pair for my collection. Foams are super comfortable, put up with shitty weather, and don't crease so they are worth the money to me because they last.
i think Nike wants the consumer to feel like they have a pair of customized shoes, custom sneakers are very hot right now, but Nike decisions on what they put out are not very good ones, the Volcanoes look interesting cause of the multi colored sole , bit i feel the others are trash, retro the old foams, blue, Dooms etc.., that would be dope
I been told yah Nike was gonna pull some b.s like this monthssss.. ago ive seen in coming from those strange ass CW releases ive retire from collecting foams right after the stealth's & the price increase, these shit is just trash its no style or classic feel to it no more.. like how could you rock these an be comfortable as a straight male ? Poke a dots ? & some herps looking shit? Smfh this has to be for the new cats or the beginning of a new age, its time the real og sneakerheads the love for sneakers to invest our money in something else.
I can deal without the safari's, i have the crimsons. The asteroids are something you pull out very rarely, nothing to match.The yellow ruins the raptor theme. Foams increasing so im not fucking with either of these, I dont even like spending over $200 on kicks. Im glad I stuck to what i said a whole year ago "the crimsons will be my last foamposite" As long as some/most of you keep camping for shit, the more they gonna fuck yall over. Im over it.
Alot of yall be shitting on foams then see them on wale and be like oh they look dope..... via weathermans
yall got to be from NY (Hating Headquarters) or smoke K2 those asteriods are fucking crazy fire safari r ok
actually like the asteroids, and with all these people shitting on them it'll be easy for me to swoop up a pair!
these are more offensive than putting auschwitz victims on the shoes and calling 'em holocaust foams.
GPlease stop with the RIP Foamposites. I understand the older folks don't like these but hey they keep other foams from restocking and/or retroing and when that happens you guys complain. I like the Weathermen, Thermal, and Safari Foamposites. These are really for this generation and is more appealing to this generation. A little side note, I'm 15
@LxrdLeon yup... the we'll be in line to run ur girl after we're done coppin
@dem_fresh_kicks i doubt it. muhfuckas gon eat these up regardless of all these folks claiming they trash.
@Facsimile not even funny dude, holocaust jokes are no-nos.
@moore_better20 weathermen's ok, the thermal maps tho? no sir...those are def TRASH!
@moore_better20 a little side note, the thermal and the weatherman, look like a child slammed the mouse in ms paint. It had potential, that looks actually like a poorly executed print in my opinion. The thermals could have been nicer if they were spread more evenly and were feathered and NOT FUCKING LOOKING LIKE MS PAINT. Shoes and sneakers are for whoever the fuck wants to wear them and not a generation. BTW I'm 17, I rather get a pair of retro sneakers, like the answer ix, but I can't so I get what I like. There is no generation preference, it's basically, someone wants something, a demand is made. Someone hears the demand, the demand is met with a product/answer.
@moore_better20 someone send this child to bed. make sure he gets his warm milk first, though.
not always the case my man. good example is the iphone..steve jobs hated market research because "the consumer doesn't know what they want" he created a demand by making a superior product. no one even knew they wanted the product until it was made.
im not sure what, if any, market research nike does with new shoes or colorways, im guessin not a lot by the looks of these 4 trash foams
LMAO! No but it gets annoying like all the people who complained about the Grapes getting retroed, I bought them. Then I also saw people complaining about the fighter jets and forest camos, a lot of people I knew liked them both. I'm just saying most of the younger people are nothing but hypebeasts and they'll hop on and go after any colorway of a popular shoe like the foams. I'm not one of them but I would really love to have some Foamposites in my collection. They have potential though especially with all the custom shoes but you guys are right they could've spaced out and printed the design better.
This is Nikes questionnaire this media play form if more ppl say they don't like these things or they don't like a price nike will listen u think there not reading these they are
@HelpOnTheWay23 @DaiCohen you know what, that's a reason i forgot haha! It's true though, however in this case i don't think the weatherman's are a superior product lol. They should do a survey, or some sort of questionnaire to really understand what should be sold or not. I had a great idea or two in mine, either a forest sunset print, like an actual detailed print,(I can easily take a picture to explain.) And the other was a foamposite or any other shoe made of recycled materials, to help raise awareness, but i know it won't happen.