Nike Foamposite Release Dates

The Nike Foamposite line debuted in 1997 and was created by Eric Avar, leader of Nike’s Advanced Product Engineering group. Avar sought to find the next big thing in sneakers, leading him to foot-molding, liquid polyurethane. His contemporaries considered his idea crazy, but with a little help from Daewoo, a Korean car manufacturer, the Foamposite was created. Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway had his signature line at the time, but he was mesmerized by silhouette during a meeting with Avar and unofficially became the spokesperson moving forward. Nike created two iterations of the Foamposite— the Foamposite Pro, which featured a Swoosh on the side, and the Foamposite One without a Swoosh. Check out some iconic Foamposite One and Foamposite Pro colorways here.

Originally released on February 1, 1997, the Nike Air Foamposite was designed by Eric Avar, a Nike Creative Director and designer who has had a hand in numerous other influential Nike models. The Air Foamposite, though, stands out in Avar's portfolio for its unique, futuristic design and the groundbreaking manufacturing process that birthed it.

The Air Foamposite was initially priced at $180, a cost that reflected the advanced technology and unique design of the shoe. Since then, the price of the Foamposite has steadily increased due to its popularity and rarity, with current retail prices often ranging from $230 to $250 for a new pair. Limited edition colorways and collaborations can often fetch even higher prices.

The Air Foamposite was revolutionary for its time and continues to be influential today. It is named for its unique upper material, a lightweight and durable foam composite that can be molded to the wearer's foot. This "Posite" technology was a major innovation in 1997 and set the stage for many of Nike's future technological advancements.

One notable model within the Foamposite line is the Nike Air Foamposite Pro, which debuted shortly after the original Foamposite. The Foamposite Pro features the same foam composite upper but with a few key differences: most notably, the addition of a large Nike Swoosh on the side, and a slightly different lacing system. The Foamposite Pro also tends to come in different colorways than the original Foamposite.

The Foamposite line has been renowned for its distinctive and often bold colorways. The original "Dark Neon Royal" colorway, famously worn by NBA player Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, is one of the most recognized. However, many other memorable colorways have been released over the years, such as "Eggplant", "Copper", and "Black Anthracite". In 2012, Nike released the "Galaxy" Foamposite as part of the All-Star game lineup, which featured a print resembling outer space and became one of the most sought-after releases in the line's history. Find every Nike Foamposite and the latest news on Foams right here on Sole Retriever!

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Nike Air Foamposite One Royal (2024)
2024

Nike Air Foamposite One Royal (2024)

$240

Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Red Bronze
2024

Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Red Bronze

$230 FZ9902-800

Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Copper (GS)
2024

Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Copper (GS)

$180 FZ0990-800

Nike Air Foamposite One Black Team Gold
2024

Nike Air Foamposite One Black Team Gold

$240 FD5855-002

Nike Air Foamposite Pro NY vs. NY
2024

Nike Air Foamposite Pro NY vs. NY

$230 HF0794-001

Nike Air Foamposite One Eggplant
February 29, 2024

Nike Air Foamposite One Eggplant

$240 FN5212-001

Nike Air Foamposite One All-Star (GS)
February 16, 2024

Nike Air Foamposite One All-Star (GS)

$190 FJ3303-001

Nike Little Posite One All-Star (TD)
February 16, 2024

Nike Little Posite One All-Star (TD)

$77 FJ3305-001

Nike Little Posite One All-Star (PS)
February 16, 2024

Nike Little Posite One All-Star (PS)

$105 FJ3304-001

Nike Air Foamposite One Anthracite (2023)
December 12, 2023

Nike Air Foamposite One Anthracite (2023)

$240 FD5855-001

Nike Air Foamposite One Dream A World DMV
August 12, 2023

Nike Air Foamposite One Dream A World DMV

$200 FB2195-200

Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Red (2023)
July 6, 2023

Nike Air Foamposite One Metallic Red (2023)

$240 DZ2545-600

Nike Little Posite One Metallic Red (2023) (GS)
July 6, 2023

Nike Little Posite One Metallic Red (2023) (GS)

$190 FJ1258-600

Nike Air Foamposite One Polarized Pink (GS)
April 10, 2023

Nike Air Foamposite One Polarized Pink (GS)

$185 DX1947-600

Nike Little Posite One Penny PE (TD)
April 7, 2023

Nike Little Posite One Penny PE (TD)

$80 DV2240-100

Nike Little Posite One Penny PE (GS)
April 7, 2023

Nike Little Posite One Penny PE (GS)

$185 DV2238-100

Nike Air Foamposite One Penny PE
April 7, 2023

Nike Air Foamposite One Penny PE

$240 DV0815-100

Nike Little Posite One Penny PE (PS)
April 7, 2023

Nike Little Posite One Penny PE (PS)

$110 DV2239-100

Nike Air Foamposite One Doernbecher Hyper Royal Coley Miller
February 25, 2023

Nike Air Foamposite One Doernbecher Hyper Royal Coley Miller

$230 FD9714-400

Nike Air Foamposite One Cave Purple (GS)
November 18, 2022

Nike Air Foamposite One Cave Purple (GS)

$180 DQ6210-500

Nike Little Posite One Multi-Color Game Royal (GS)
July 15, 2022

Nike Little Posite One Multi-Color Game Royal (GS)

$180 DQ0376-400

Nike Little Posite One Bred (GS)
May 9, 2022

Nike Little Posite One Bred (GS)

$180 DV3773-001

Nike Little Posite One White Aura Worn Blue (GS)
March 22, 2022

Nike Little Posite One White Aura Worn Blue (GS)

$185 DM1090-400

Nike Little Posite One Mixtape (GS)
November 17, 2021

Nike Little Posite One Mixtape (GS)

$180 DH6490-400

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