What Are Metallic Red Foamposites?


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Metallic red Foamposites describe a Nike sneaker released in February 2012 known as Nike Air Foamposite One, which come in a shade called "metallic red." The shoes retailed for $220 upon release. These shoes consist of a molded composite upper and carbon-fiber vertical shanks around the mid-foot. Translucent outsoles frame the toes and heel, and the shoe features a metallic red color on the mid-foot topped with black uppers.

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Metallic red Foamposites were part of the iconic Nike Air line that goes back to 1979. Basketball player LeBron James wore the metallic red shoes during television interviews for the 2012 NBA Playoffs. The metallic red Foamposites were the first Foamposite shoes to be released, and they were followed by a few Foamposite Pro and Foampostie One releases.

The Air Foamposite One Triple Black shoe was released in August 2014 at a cost of $250 per pair. The shoe was limited to one per customer on its release date. These shoes are all black from the upper to the soles. Nike manufactured the shoe in men's sizes, creating sizes seven through 13, size 14 and size 15. Children's sizes are also available, and the children's shoes retailed at $180 upon release. Nike Air shoes are designed for basketball players, as high tops help protect the ankles during lateral movements.

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