Nike is set to release a colorway of its renowned rugged 1990s basketball shoe, the Air Foamposite Pro, in a color palette reminiscent of a shoe it released with a former collaborator who has frequently vocalized his displeasure with the brand: Kanye West.
The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Platinum Pro” hits stores Friday and will retail for $250.
The “Platinum Pro” shoe uses a pure platinum, wolf gray and bright crimson color palette, a similar colorway used for the “Pure Platinum” iteration of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 NRG (which hits for as much as $4,000 at Flight Club, $5,000 at Stadium Goods and $6,960.75 on eBay). The shoe’s use of tonal grays dominates, with bright crimson appearing on the shoe’s collar, tongue, heel tab and swoosh branding on the heel. It also features glow-in-the-dark detailing on the outsole.
Aside from its groundbreaking Foamposite upper, the shoe boasts the same technologies employed when it first hit the market, including a Zoom Air unit and a polyurethane midsole.
Nike’s Foamposite basketball shoe franchise has been a popular retro option for the athletic brand as of late, with the releases of the Air Foamposite One “Northern Lights” arriving on Feb. 12, and the Air Foamposite One “University Blue” hitting stores on Feb. 5.