Air Foamposite One "Eggplant" Gets A First Look

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The Air Foamposite One is back.

The Air Foamposite One is a unique sneaker introduced by Nike in 1997. It has a molded foamposite upper, which made it stand out and popular among basketball players and sneaker fans. Although originally designed for basketball, it has become a streetwear icon with its eye-catching colors and limited releases. The shoe features Zoom Air cushioning, carbon fiber support, and a rubber outsole with great traction. It's definitely a structural sneaker and will last a long time, which is a big reason why it's so popular.

From the classic "Royal Blue" to the striking "Galaxy" edition, the Air Foamposite One continues to be loved by sneaker enthusiasts for its futuristic design and influence on modern sneaker styles. The Air Foamposite One's distinct foamposite upper, Zoom Air cushioning and limited-edition releases have made it a popular choice for both basketball players and sneaker collectors. Its impact on sneaker culture remains significant to this day. Overall, the Air Foamposite One isn't going anywhere and its new colorway, "Eggplant," is going to boost the silhouette.

"Eggplant" Air Foamposite One

As always, thanks to @zsneakerheadz for the photos and information on this pair. The sneakers feature a blue, semi-translucent sole with a carbon fiber midsole. The upper features metallic purple ribbed protective materials, which are used in most Foamposites. Purple accents can be found on the tongue and on the heel, in the form of Nike branding and Foamposite branding. Also, a purple Swoosh can be found near the toebox and laces. Overall, these sneakers are dressed in a clean and understated colorway.

@zsneakerheadz reports that the Air Foamposite One "Eggplant" is going to drop in January of 2024. Also, the retail price of the sneakers will be $240 when they release. Let us know what you think of this sneaker, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world. We will be sure to bring you the biggest releases from the biggest brands.

About The Author
Ben Atkinson is a sneaker content writer at HotNewHipHop, with expertise in web content writing, digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Ben’s love for sneakers began when he was 13. He founded Midwest Soles, his sneaker reselling business. He bought and sold hundreds of popular sneakers and learned everything there is to know about the sneaker market. He eventually combined his passion for sneakers with his passion for writing and started covering sneaker releases and valuable sneaker reselling information. Ben has previously written for Sneaker Flippers, managing the site’s email newsletter to over 15,000 engaged readers with a focus on enhancing the click/open rate to increase the sale conversion rate overall. On top of this, Ben would also create written content for the site with a view to increasing web traffic and online sales through SEO optimization. His favorite sneakers are the Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ and the Nike x Parra Air Max 1.