As hard as it is to believe, almost 20 years have passed since Nike first unveiled its most technologically advanced (and most expensive) sneaker at the time, the Nike Air Foamposite One. Created for Penny Hardaway, the sneaker featured a highly-durable one-piece Foamposite upper, inner bootie, Zoom Air technology, and more style than you could shake a stick at. Sure, they were heavy, but it was a perfect showcase of the potential of Nike’s new technology. Top it off it one of the league’s most exciting up and coming players and his Chris Rock-voiced sidekick Lil’ Penny, and you had an instant recipe for success.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the sneaker, Nike will release the Nike Air Foamposite One XX. Basically a re-release of the original Neon Royal colorway, this pair stays true to its original 1997 release.It utilizes a black mesh tongue and black bootie, which leads the way down to its Neon royal Foamposite shell. As expected, the icy clear sole remains unchanged. Additional elements include the royal graphics and Penny’s iconic “1-Cent” logo on the tongue.
Scheduled to release on December 15, 2016, the Nike Air Foamposite XX will be priced at the usual Foamposite One price of $230. Without a doubt, this sneaker will move quite fast, but more than likely, we can expect more colorways to release as part of the sneaker’s 20th anniversary collection. Will you pick up a pair when they release?
Nike Air Foamposite One XX
Color: Neon Royal/Black
Release Date: 12/15/2016