Release Date: Nov 20, 2020
Since its original release in 1997, the Air Foamposite One has remained a mainstay in sneaker culture — and for good reason. The Eric Avar–designed silhouette is audacious even by today’s standards, captivating sneaker enthusiasts with its extraterrestrial-looking Foamposite composition.
It’s been 23 years since the inception of the Air Foamposite One, and the ‘90s basketball model is still going strong. This year alone, Nike has released a handful of colorways, like the “Beijing,” “Black Aurora,” and “Anthracite” — but they’re not done yet. This November, the brand is set to unleash a new take on the Air Foamposite One, dubbed “Gradient Soles.”
This iteration is draped in a gleaming, black Foamposite shell upper, with contrasting black leather covering the eyestays. Pull tabs are done up in a striped pattern, and Penny Hardaway’s “1 Cent” branding embellishes the heel tabs.
The translucent sole units boast “Team Royal,” “Team Orange,” and “Purple” gradients, and that same scheme can be found on the piping down each tongue. The sole units house carbon-fiber shank plates, which protrude up the lateral and medial sides. The sneaker is finished with a white “1 Cent” logo, which graces the outsole.
The Air Foamposite One “Gradient Soles” will be available November 20th on JimmyJazz.com for a retail price of $230.