Nike, where do you get all these wonderful toys?
If you weren’t sure of the upcoming Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman”, the Al Roker (or Kevin Durant)-inspired sneaker featuring a Doppler effect on the upper, maybe these images will change your mind. Personally, I couldn’t give two hoots about the wacky shoe when I first saw images of it, but this detailed look definitely has swayed me in the direction of “Dope” instead of the land of “Nope”.
Featuring a digitized “tropical storm on Doppler”-type image, the wild upper goes from bright blue to white, with a little green, red and yellow in the middle. Black nubuck on the lace paneling, inner lining, and tongue and heel tabs brings contrast to the bright colors featured on the shoe. Flash yellow (aka neon) accents are found on the Penny/Nike branding hits on the shoe. The “Weatherman” theme is continued with images found throughout, like the twister logo found on the heel tab, and a lighting bolt found on the lining. The shoe sits atop a blue gradient and black outsole, while tropical blue laces ties things up.
Set for an August release, this shoe is easily one of the boldest designs seen on a Nike Air Foamposite One, or any basketball shoe, for that matter. This is the second pixelated design we’ve seen on an upcoming Foamposite (the “Asteroid Gradient” Nike Air Foamposite Pro being the second); is this a sign of things to come, or part of some sort of weird pack? Only time will tell…
Will you be lining up for a chance at copping this weather-inspired shoe? Or will you be bolting from this release like lightning bolts for a man on his cellphone in a thunder storm? Let us know in the comments below, and hit the jump for a detailed look of this upcoming pair of kicks.