All the Hype about the Latest Sneakers

, Extras Reporter

Seeing that it is 2012, Nike will be releasing some new and crazy shoes to the Foamposite family. With no official pictures of the upcoming releases, there are those who have ideas of the shoes rumored look and colors. But how many of you really know how the Foamposites came about? Well it’s just your luck that I happen to know a few things, and I will take a moment to get you hip.
The Nike Foamposite One was released in 1997. It’s innovative design and materials revolutionized the sneaker game, and put it at the forefront of the sneaker industry during its original release. The upper is made of a single piece of molded polyurethane that does not stretch or lose shape like traditional leather or other materials used on shoes. While sacrificing weight the material offers a custom “molded” fit after the material conforms to the wearer’s foot. They were the signature shoe of Penny Hardaway (former Orlando Magic point guard), sporting his logo on both the tongue and heel.
Now many get the Nike Air Foamposite Pro mistaken for the Foamposite One, but any true sneaker fanatic knows the difference (Not me!!). What differentiates the two is the use of a Nike Swoosh on the lateral side of the shoe on the Nike Air Foamposite Pro. Other differences include the lack of the Penny logo on the tongue and heel. The Foamposite Pro replaces Penny’s logo with the classic Nike swoosh on the heel, and the ‘Air’ logo on the tongue.
Now that we got that out the way…
According to rumors, Nike plans to release the Black/Royal Nike Foamposite One this spring, as well as Varsity Red/Black,, and Dark Obsidian/Dark Grey Nike Foamposite One colorways. More importantly, the Galaxy Foamposites were released on Febuary 23, with the Electrolime/Black released March 17
The Galaxy release caused fights and turmoil at numerous sneaker stores across the country, causing many stores to cancel the release of the shoe altogether. One of those closed stores was the Foot Locker House of Hoops at The Mall at Prince Georges. More than 500 people sought the shoe, but the store only had 51 pairs. Due to incidents of unrest, the release of the shoe was canceled at the location.
Now, all of this is subject to change but, as of now, these releases are officially planned.
In all honesty, no shoe is worth losing your life over, so please be careful if yuo choose to buy the Foams. No need to take the phrase “Fresh to Death’ too much to heart.