2017 was an interesting year for not only Jordan brand but also foamposites, as we saw the increase of multiple releases throughout the year. What was once a sporadic release of sneakers a few years ago, was now a weekly-monthly thing as we saw multiple models released. Jordan brand’s excuse for the increase was greed related, foamposite’s was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original release. This celebration promised the release of popular past foamposites as retros. Most people felt overwhelmed by the amount of releases, and felt as if the foamposite prestige had lost some of its luster with the overexposure of these once rare sneakers.
I on the other hand couldn’t care less because I was not only able to get a pair but also a pair I always wanted; the Foamposite One Copper. This sneaker features a shinny copper colorway that is inspired by Anfernee Hardaway’s nickname “Penny”; the one cent penny. While I’m not a fan of bright flashy sneakers, the inspiration for the colorway was well executed and on point. These are the sneakers that I love wearing and owning because of the history and genius.