Nike Air Foamposite Trainers – All You Need to Know | Curated Mint

The Nike Foamposites are some of the most unique in Nike’s collection. We’re giving you a guide to everything you need to know about these iconic trainers.

There are few trainers that have as much character as the Foamposites. The technology behind the upper’s construction was ahead of it’s time and has since gone on to become one of of Nike’s go to trainer construction features. If you want to know about these eccentric trainers then keep reading.

Nike Air Foamposite

Most people wonder why the Foamposite’s look the way they do and it’s not a simple task. The upper is made of a liquid foam mould that’s completely seamless. Only in recent years have Nike seen the benefits of seamless fabric uppers in their Flyknit range for sports performance. The foam provides support and greater protection in basketball sneakers and makes them look like they’re from another planet.


  • Zoom Air cushioning unit installed for comfort.
  • Carbon Fibre mid-foot plate for durability.
  • Clean look logoless upper.


This trainer revolution didn’t take place overnight! It took a huge amount of research to create the design that sneakerheads now obsess over. Designers and manufactures didn’t believe the outlandish construction could be done but in 1997 the first Foamposite was unleashed. Fast forward to today and they’re still loved the World over.

The trainer became known as Penny Hardaway’s signature shoe and his co-sign propelled them into the limelight.



Original Release Date


Original Model Name

Nike Air Foamposite One.



Key Drop Variations

Black Foamposites

The Foamposites are bold and they’re definitely not for everyone. Here the all black Foams are a good choice for someone who doesn’t like their sneakers too ‘in your face’.

Nike Air Foamposite One

Nike Air Foamposite One

These are classic sneakers, wearing the laces loose like below is a great look – recently made popular by DC Rapper Wale, a huge Foamposites’ fan.

Nike Foamposite One Royal

Foamposite Pro

There have been huge advances in technology since the 90s but these trainers keep their futuristic feel. The black and white model below features a Nike tick on the side, unusual for the Foams.

Foamposites Silver Surfer

Nike Foamposite Black and Gold

The black and golds combine a gold upper with a see through outsole and the Hardaway signature takes it’s rightful place on the heel and sole.

Nike Air Foamposite One - Metallic Gold

Green Foamposites

The Foamposites are well known for their interesting colour combinations. The green will no doubt get people talking!

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Copper Foamposites

This will look great with darker denim, it’ll show off the colour and people will be asking where you found these futuristic kicks.

air foamposite one copper

Black and White Foams

One of the best Foam looks, the simple black and white colouway has a clear outsole alongside the classic Penny Hardaway signature.

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Purple Foamposites

There’s a colour for everyone in the Foamposite collection and there are a few purple options available. The custom made Jimmy Hendrix ‘Purple Haze’ Foamposite 1s are a definite favourite of ours.

Air Foamposite One Phoenix Suns

Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite

The Foams take on a Nike classic. Utilising the foam seamless upper alongside the Air Force 1 chunky sole with a visibly air cushioning system creates a unique trainer.

Air Force 1 Foamposite Pro Low

Orange and Blue Foams

Orange is everywhere recently and these Foamposites take it to another level. There’s no point holding back if you’re going for funky coloured Foams then consider this colour combination.

Nike Air Foamposite

Nike Total Air Foamposite Max

These Foams combine the classic look and minimal branding with a visible air cushioning system across the majority of the outsole.

total air foamposite max

Orange Foams

Orange isn’t going anywhere, it’s no longer just for the Dutch! These Foamposites work well with the contrast between their sleek orange upper and black tongue.

Nike Air Foampositeo

Lime Foamposites

If you want people to double take when you walk into a room then look no further than the Lime Foamposites. These will definitely draw a reaction, the hints of black make these a serious statement.

nike foamposite pro lime green

Nike Air Foamposite One Galaxy

This was the first time Foamposites featured a printed upper and they generated a huge amount of hype around their release. One of the most visually stunning Foams available.

Air Foamposite One NRG

Where to buy a pair of Nike Air Foamposite

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