by Brendan Dunne
The Nike Air Foamposite One 'China' pays tribute to basketball culture in the Chinese metropolis of Tianjin.
The sneaker is wrapped in intricate graphics that reference the cultural heritage of that city, and of China at large. There are lotus flower patches on the tongues and heels, fish graphics as a nod to the homonym status of the words for "fish" and "lotus", and more. It looks like the sneaker will be exclusive to China, and the release date there is set for Feb. 7. The Nike Air Foamposite One 'Tianjin' or 'China' will release at Nike.com as well as Nike stores in the region. Sole Collector will report on any updates for a U.S. release for the 'Tianjin' Foamposites.