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Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Black Foams

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The Nike Foamposite line was a bright one from the get-go. Debuting the line were the Nike Air Foamposite One “Royal” and the Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Pearl”, two releases that didn’t exactly make the already eye-popping design any more subtle. But, when the floodgates were eventually opened in terms of retro colorways, there appeared some points where the shoes would trend darker. There’s another on one its way for this week in the form of the “Triple Black” Foamposite One.

Ahead of that release, we’re taking a look back at some of the previous Foamposite pairs that donned a black base. They aren’t uniform in their dedication to the darker shades, but they do each prominently sport black for the Foam upper. Early on it was the Foam Pro pioneering those sort of looks, a result of the Foam One’s longstanding refusal to show up in retro mode, but the Ones have since caught up in the past seven years. Continue reading to see our Black Foams selections for the latest edition of Sneaker News NINE@NINE and tell us in the comments which is your favorite.

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