Is this Nike Air Foamposite Pro a cop?
Nike parted ways with Kanye West years ago, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from continue to leverage colorways inspired by the rapper’s sought-after Air Yeezy and Air Yeezy 2. The bright red monochrome popularized by the “Red October” Air Yeezy 2 has been recycled on countless other silhouettes, and is just one example. The “Platinum Pro” Nike Air Foamposite Pro is another.
The colors on this Nike Air Foamposite Pro are reminiscent of the Nike Air Yeezy II “Platinum" (photo above for comparison), from the muted gray upper to the orange color of the shoe’s lining. Add in a glow-in-the-dark outsole, and you have an almost exact replica of the the inaugural Nike Air Yeezy 2. While this isn’t the most creative move for Nike, there are enough people looking for any way to get a taste of the Yeezy look that these will probably move units.
The Foamposite Pro has always been the unpopular step-sibling of the Foamposite One, but is this Yeezy 2 look enough to popularize it? It goes on sale Friday, March 4 at select Nike Sportswear retailers for $250.