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Nike Air Foamposite: The Definitive Guide to Colorways

by Steve Jaconetta
images by Steve Jaconetta & Nike

One of the most recognized sneakers of all time, today we take a look at the lineage of the Nike Air Foamposite.

Originally released in 1997, Nike Basketball debuted their Foamposite technology in the form of two models, the Nike Air Foamposite One and the Nike Air Foamposite Pro. Penny Hardaway debuted the Ones in the only original colorway released, which also featured his ‘One Cent’ logos. The Pros featured an added jewel Swoosh on the sides, sans the Penny branding, to help set to two apart. While the Foamposite Pro was retroed first, it took quite some time for the Foamposite One to make its return, an idea some can hardly fathom these days.

In 2001, the Nike Air Foamposite Pro was retroed for the first time, spanning seven colorways in five years. 2007 would mark the return of the Nike Air Foamposite One with four colorways releasing, including the original ‘Royal’ pair. Still, Foamposites weren’t what they are today. Sure, the ‘Royal’ Foam Ones did well — even the ‘Blackout’ pair — but the other two releases in late ’07 managed to hit sales racks in some places. In 2008 the first House of Hoops exclusives came and went, but other than that, Foam releases were still few and far between.

From 2009 through 2012, the Foamposite Pro dropped in a few new colorways, along with more Foamposite Ones including some of the more coveted colorways like the ‘Eggplants’ and ‘Coppers.' Then in February of 2012, the hype for the Foamposite line would forever change. Que in the ‘Galaxy’ Foamposite One. The first Foamposite released with an all-over graphic that caused so much hyseteria, Nike was forced to cancel its online release as well as many in-store releases, making them even harder to obtain.

Since then, it’s been smooth sailing for the Foamposite One and Pro with various colorways releasing and no signs of that slowing down. While some of the latest ‘graphic’ styles seemed to have a harder time at retail than others, the Foamposite still lives on. After a few limited releases that sold out instantly, along with the recent ‘Yeezy’ colorway, the future of Foamposite is still up in the air. As far as hype goes, only time will tell whether they will stay at their 'sell-out' status or continue to be a ‘hit or miss’ type of theme.

So as we continue to ride the Foamposite wave, expect to see more colorways for both models drop throughout the rest of 2014 (and most likely into 2015). To see the Foamposite in all its glory, take a look at the history of the Nike Air Foamposite from its first release up to the most recent retro below.

 

Nike Air Foamposite One 'Royal'

Style Code: 830017-511
Colorway: Dark Neon Royal/White-Black
Release Date: 1997

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 830027-101
Colorway: White/Black-True Red
Release Date: 1997

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Gum'

Style Code: 830027-002
Colorway: Black/Black-White
Release Date: 1997

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 630304-001
Colorway: Black/Black-White-Metallic Silver
Release Date: 1997

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Voltage'

Style Code: 630304-071
Colorway: Black/Voltage Yellow-Black
Release Date: 1997

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 624041-401
Colorway: Varsity Royal/Black
Release Date: 2001

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 624041-602
Colorway: Varsity Red/Black
Release Date: 2002

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 630304-002
Colorway: Black/Medium Grey
Release Date: 2002

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 624041-101
Colorway: White/Black-True Red
Release Date: 2002

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 624041-411
Colorway: University Blue/White-Midnight Navy
Release Date: 2003

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 630304-002
Colorway: Black/Medium Grey
Release Date: 2004

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Dr. Doom'

Style Code: 624041-011
Colorway: Black/White
Release Date: 06/03/2006

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Royal'

Style Code: 314996-511
Colorway: Dark Neon Royal/White-Black
Release Date: 02/01/2007

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Blackout'

Style Code: 314996-001
Colorway: Black/Black-Anthracite
Release Date: 08/01/2007

 


Nike Air Foamposite One

Style Code: 314996-002
Colorway: Black/Black-Varsity Red
Release Date: 10/01/2007

 


Nike Air Foamposite One

Style Code: 314996-003
Colorway: Black/Black-Bright Cactus
Release Date: 11/01/2007

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Penny'

Style Code: 314996-512
Colorway: Dark Neon Royal/White
Release Date: 07/01/2008

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro

Style Code: 624041-002
Colorway: Metallic Silver/Black
Release Date: 07/01/2008

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Dark Army'

Style Code: 314996-031
Colorway: Black/Dark Army-White
Release Date: 08/30/2008

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Eggplant'

Style Code: 314996-051
Colorway: Black/Varsity Purple
Release Date: 02/05/2009

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Pearl'

Style Code: 378829-201
Colorway: Pearl White/Black-True Red
Release Date: 05/11/2009

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Copper'

Style Code: 314996-081
Colorway: Black/Metallic Copper
Release Date: 02/13/2010

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Eggplant'

Style Code: 314996-051
Colorway: Black/Varsity Purple
Release Date: 03/06/2010

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Cough Drop'

Style Code: 314996-006
Colorway: Black/Varsity Red
Release Date: 06/19/2010

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Pearl'

Style Code: 624041-206
Colorway: Pearl White/Black-True Red
Release Date: 09/03/2010

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Cough Drop'

Style Code: 314996-006
Colorway: Black/Varsity Red
Release Date: 12/23/2010

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Royal'

Style Code: 314996-500
Colorway: Dark Neon Royal/Black-White
Release Date: 02/12/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Electric Green'

Style Code: 624041-300
Colorway: Electric Green/Black-White
Release Date: 03/05/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Pewter'

Style Code: 314996-004
Colorway: Metallic Pewter/Black
Release Date: 03/19/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Highlighter'

Style Code: 314996-030
Colorway: Black/Black-Neo Lime
Release Date: 05/19/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Retro'

Style Code: 624041-410
Colorway: Retro/Black-White
Release Date: 07/01/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Pine'

Style Code: 624041-301
Colorway: Pine Green/Black
Release Date: 09/02/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Sole Collector'

Style Code: 314996-094
Colorway: Black/Metallic Copper-Varsity Royal
Release Date: 10/29/2011

 


Nike Air Foamposite One

Style Code: 314996-610
Colorway: Varsity Red/White-Black
Release Date: 02/04/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite NRG 'Galaxy'

Style Code: 521286-800
Colorway: Obsidian/Anthracite-Black
Release Date: 02/24/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Warriors'

Style Code: 314996-330
Colorway: Electrolime/Electrolime-Black
Release Date: 03/17/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Gym Green'

Style Code: 624041-302
Colorway: Black/Gym Green
Release Date: 06/30/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Platinum'

Style Code: 624041-016
Colorway: Metallic Platinum/Black-Bright Crimson
Release Date: 08/31/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite One

Style Code: 314996-600
Colorway: Polarized Pink/Metallic Silver-Black-White
Release Date: 11/21/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Stealth'

Style Code: 314996-010
Colorway: Black/Black-Medium Grey
Release Date: 12/14/2012

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Fighter Jet'

Style Code: 575420-001
Colorway: Black/Hyper Red-Dark Grey-White
Release Date: 02/09/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Suns'

Style Code: 314996-501
Colorway: Electro Purple/Total Orange-Black
Release Date: 03/02/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Whiteout'

Style Code: 314996-100
Colorway: White/White-Metallic Silver
Release Date: 03/29/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro Premium LE 'Camo'

Style Code: 587547-300
Colorway: Forest/Black-Volt
Release Date: 06/08/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One

Style Code: 314996-401
Colorway: Sport Royal/Game Royal-Wolf Grey
Release Date: 06/29/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Weatherman'

Style Code: 575420-100
Colorway: White/Current Blue-Flash Lime
Release Date: 08/31/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Thermal Map'

Style Code: 575420-600
Colorway: Atomic Red/Atomic Red
Release Date: 09/28/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium DB 'Doernbecher'

Style Code: 641745-600
Colorway: Challenge Red/Black
Release Date: 11/23/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Safari'

Style Code: 575420-003
Colorway: Anthracite/Total Orange-Black
Release Date: 11/27/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro Premium 'Asteroid'

Style Code: 616750-600
Colorway: Fire/Black
Release Date: 12/20/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium UO QS 'Oregon Ducks'

Style Code: 652110-001
Colorway: Black/Yellow Strike-Apple Green-Silver
Release Date: 12/30/2013

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro Premium 'Spider-Man'

Style Code: 616750-400
Colorway: Vivid Blue/Black-Light Crimson
Release Date: 02/08/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Tech Challenge'

Style Code: 575420-004
Colorway: Metallic Silver/Black-Volt-Metallic Cool Grey
Release Date: 03/01/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Supreme SP

Style Code: 652792-001
Colorway: Black/Black-Metallic Gold
Release Date: 04/03/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Supreme SP

Style Code: 652792-600
Colorway: Sport Red/Black-Metallic Gold
Release Date: 04/03/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro Premium 'Yeezy'

Style Code: 616750-001
Colorway: Black/Black-Laser Crimson
Release Date: 04/19/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Shooting Stars'

Style Code: 679085-101
Colorway: White/Black-Varsity Royal
Release Date: 05/17/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Concord'

Style Code: 314996-005
Colorway: Black/White-Game Royal
Release Date: 06/28/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Black Suede'

Style Code: 575420-006
Colorway: Black/Anthracite
Release Date: 08/29/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro Premium 'Elephant Print'

Style Code: 616750-002
Colorway: Wolf Grey/Black-Hyper Pink
Release Date: 10/11/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One Premium 'Wheat'

Style Code: 575420-700
Colorway: Haystack/Track Brown
Release Date: 10/18/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Knicks'

Style Code: 314996-801
Colorway: Total Crimson/Total Crimson-Game Royal-Black
Release Date: 11/26/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Volt'

Style Code: 624041-700
Colorway: Volt/Volt-Black
Release Date: 12/22/2014

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Obsidian'

Style Code: 624041-410
Colorway: Dark Obsidian/Dark Obsidian-Blue Aquamarine
Release Date: 02/07/2015

 


Nike Air Foamposite One AS QS 'Chromeposite'

Style Code: 744306-001
Colorway: Silver/Silver-Black
Release Date: 02/15/2015

 


Nike Air Foamposite One 'Metallic Gold'

Style Code: 314996-700
Colorway: Metallic Gold/Metallic Gold-Black
Release Date: 03/20/2015

 


Nike Air Foamposite Pro 'Gym Red'

Style Code: 624041-603
Colorway: Gym Red/Gym Red-Black
Release Date: 04/11/2015

 

Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.

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