February 26, 2013 BY John Kim
Nike had to be extra creative when creating the special edition Foamposite shoe for the ParaNorman movie. The “Galaxy” was such an outstanding hit that anything short of that might’ve disappointed a few fans, but luckily the team at Nike and LAIKA studios came together to form what some argue as the best Foamposite release of 2012. The ParaNorman Foams were rife with signature details, starting with the smoky neon green upper graphic, the glow-in-the-dark outsoles, and the sick logos on the heel, pull-tabs, and insoles, so this early sample of the ParaNormans likely marks the stage of production where the designers were testing out the upper and perhaps the general appearance of the shoe.
What’s funky about this red logo sample is that the insoles are from the Fighter Jets, so it’s somewhat obvious that both the ParaNormans and Fighter Jets were being produced at the same time and ideas regarding the details on the pull-tabs and such were being discussed around the same time. Check out the gallery of this rare pre-finished product sample and let us know if you think the red logos matches the neon green colorway.