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Can the Shooting Stars Help the Foamposite Bounce Back?

March 16th, 2014 by / 38

It’s no secret that the Foamposite line is in a very different space than it was just a couple of years ago. When the Nike Air Foamposite One was first given the retro treatment back in 2007, the model benefited from a long absence from sneaker shelves and was suddenly a commodity silhouette. The return of the “Royal” that year set in motion a huge wave of Foamposites over the next couple of years that had the sneakers enjoying sell out status. There were House of Hoops exclusives, coveted releases like the “Copper” and “Metallic Red”, and more that all proved that the sneaker world at large had finally fully come around on the groovy, space-age sneaker.

Things all changed when Nike finally decided to go the graphic route with the 2012 Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy” and “ParaNorman” pairs. Madness ensued, the shoes were impossible to get a hold of, and Nike figured that the world was ready for more pairs in the same vein. Since then, these graphic styles have come to dominate the output of the Foamposite line. On top of that we’ve seen more of the sneakers than ever before, which has sort of knocked them down a notch from their once sell-out status. Looking back across the past year, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Doernbecher” stands out as the sole pair that required a real chase, but shoes like the Weathermans, Thermals, Safaris, and more ended up sitting at shelves, wondering why they weren’t being picked.

Could the Nike Air Foamposite One “Shooting Stars” boost the line back up that former spot of glory? They certainly do a good job of toeing the line between the graphic and solid colored realm, and they’re also a call back to the Orlando colors that should satisfy the purists. Plus, they’ve been around as a PE for a while now and have been marked as coveted since Mr. Hardaway first showed them off. Continue reading for a new set of images on the 2014 “Shooting Stars” Foamposites and then tell us if you think this is a step in the right direction for the line, and let us know what moves should be made in order for the Foamposite to regain its status as one of the most coveted sneakers in the world.

Source: Sneaker4Life

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thatsbam
thatsbam

They NEED to be released in GRADE SCHOOL SIZES!!!!!! i dont care what no one says. im a girl , a sneaker head and probably got more shoes than the Men that dont want them released in grade school. 

lilhuss
lilhuss

Just bring back the galaxies baby...and only in sizes 7 and up.  Make more styles similar to the red doernbechers.  I would love a style like this in southbeach blue (Kinda like the Lebron 8) or even a Smokey Gray/White/Black combination. Just hire me Nike...I got ideas for days!!!  And finally, there should be NO BASKETBALL SHOE that cost more than $185.00.  If the most coveted basketball shoe of all time the Jordan 11 can be set at this price, then every shoe should be set at this price.  I never understood that logic.  I guess it's the materials used.  But for a lot of folks, they can care less about the material, they buy the hype that comes with the shoe as to show off their "status" to their peers.  Prime example are the Jordan 1s - probably the cheapest shoe to make.  People dropping $400 for those Bred's that just came out.  It's not the material, it's the hype and design.

AlgiersdaWard
AlgiersdaWard

Please don't make them in kids sizes. I knw so many people who stoped wearing jordans becaus ,nobody wants anybody to have the same shoes ,especially if you see a kid with them on lol just my opinion .

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

nike is getting desperate with the foams now but its their own fault the shoes lack popularity now they released too many back wen they were 200 for the pennys and 190 for the foams they only had a few releases a year people wanted this shoe and were ready for them to release then they made all these graphic models that people didnt like and they charged 235 for them now the price is up to 250 thats ridiculous

OmarSalazar88
OmarSalazar88

What Nike needs to do to bring Foamposites back..

1)Bring the price back down. 250 for the shoe is insane when I first started copping foams retail was 190

2)Bring the quality back. if Nike is going to charge 250 they need to bring the quality up a notch put them in a special box or paper or something

3)Don't be afraid to retro release from 02-08  2002 pearl color way is a beautiful shoe, dr dooms, and Carolinas.

4)GET RID OF GRADE SCHOOL SIZE FOAMS the kid size foams look horrible and i see girls wearing them too. foams used to be a luxury and you would be lucky if you found size 6 or 7 anywhere. last thing you want is a 7 year old kid with the same shoe as you..

5) spread the releases farther apart, release more exclusives  

6) Fire who ever came up with elephant print pros who ever created that garbage must've been tripping on acid. 

7)chill out with the graphics on foams 

8) flirt with the colored clear and solid soles kinda like the cough drops and the varsity red bottoms


shooting stars in my opinion is a great shoe but don't release them in kid sizes 

Iseeulookin973
Iseeulookin973

I have not one problem with these I think its a dope color way executed perfectly I really don't have a problem with the other color ways either all though I wont cop them I don't think the foamposite will ever be dead they just need to drop an og colorway and everyone killing the line will be lined up looking to kill for a pair lol! Don't be afraid of change people!

devildog8774
devildog8774

they need to do royals, pearls, dr. dooms and im good for life, lol

kshaun12
kshaun12

what happened was these niggas at Nike ran out of JUST solid colors to use.  i mean honestly, what other solid colors were they going to do that they havent already or that wouldnt look just stupid?  and all green foam...? and all orange foam...? nah..

Stickologyyy
Stickologyyy

They need to lower the price and cut back how many different styles come out. Then they could make a come back.

"C.E.O."
"C.E.O."

Bet these will be customized by a sneaker customizer that might design a galaxy or night sky background (in the white space) with actual "Shooting Stars".

Staxx13
Staxx13

Maybe re-release the red metallic with a smoke grey sole. And foams could make a come back but no more pattern unless its the galaxy and thats it.

NickBar
NickBar

no they can't. the only way is to reproduce the popular colorways. paranormans/nrgs/oregons and make them available as GRs

DMV_Gemini
DMV_Gemini

After what's been releasing, these may actually sell out. Simple yet different. I guess I'm old school with the foams, i thought the galaxies were pushing the envelope. But I'm diggin these

JMBasquiat
JMBasquiat

These and the Yeezy Foams can help bring back Foamposites. 

Bigga23
Bigga23

Nike just need to stick to one or two cw on the foams, not five different colors on one and maybe, just maybe, foams will make a run again. 


The last couple releases all sitting at my local mall right now and I won't be surprised if this cw sat too. 

Ivan123
Ivan123

No but they are nice

dopeman978
dopeman978

Um May be. They need to go back too keeping it simple with the colors. Then maybe, maybe they can make a come back! Because when I copped my perspectives they still had safari foams on the shelves and the new silver lime foams. No line on a Saturday morning. Only people going in was for 3s. Foams fell off in my opinion, they need more. Maybe a upgrade, add more carbon fiber. Put designs under the icy soles or just cut back on how Many are being made. Like a new foam every week. Maybe it's our fault, who knows.

H3_2_fine
H3_2_fine

Yeah, and u know they will make them limited!

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

They need to drop da knick cw foams... Then drop more pro foams wit white bottoms & swoosh... A brown & cream cw would be dope... Dat Yankee cw dat was suppose to drop. So theirs plenty of great cws to think of, they jus on a graphic trip right now

CrayolaCat
CrayolaCat

the reason their sitting on shelves is because nike got greedy 250 is way to steep if they lowered the price of them they probably wouldve sold out.

OmegaKing
OmegaKing

These won't save foams, but it will be a nice add for Penny fans and Magic fans.

saralee
saralee

These are really nice, they're coming out in June 28

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

Sure they can. Only if they're followed by a Royal, Pearl, and DrDoom retro! Lol

devildog8774
devildog8774

Their no GS sizes for a reason. U even know who hardaway is?

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

Talk about hype galaxies dbs and south beach and as for no shoe being more then the Jordan 11 that shoe released at 125 and foams released for a higher price in their initial release

deescola5
deescola5

It's all about color combination. Look at the Crimson foams.

kshaun12
kshaun12

@Stickologyyy  the price is definitely their biggest problem and having ugly cw's doesnt make any of that better....agree with u 100% bro

Lusinmader
Lusinmader

@Eccroids  In a make believe world, that'd be nice.  However, all the really need to do is return to solid colors and boom! They're back.

devildog8774
devildog8774

@dopeman978  upgrade, more carbon fibe? shut up, how about that. lol, I know you dont know what the hell ur talking about.lol

Bigga23
Bigga23

@Da_Real_Big_Infinite  You know what cw would be nice on the pros??? Pure Platinum just like the black solar red yeezy pro cw coming out later this year. Know that would be dope.

devildog8774
devildog8774

@CrayolaCat  and for the most part, mostly kids, ya thats all you 20's year olds. OGs like OGs and simple, kids will buy anything. thats all i see wearing these ugly ass foams, lil kids and spending that money, smh. If they went back to solid colors, I wouldnt mind spending 250, plus my 20% veterans off. thanks footlocker, lollll

TylerN117
TylerN117

Maybe not the royal 1s but the royal blue pros



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