Nike Air Foamposite One “Thermal Map”
The second half of the Foamposite “Weatherman Pack” is finally upon us. Like the Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” before it, the “Thermal Map” utilizes an all-over map print on a Foamposite upper. This pair takes the mapping concept further by using thermal imaging, which causes things to be visible even in absolute darkness based solely on changes in heat. The abstract imagery has got everyone in a whirl, most people fanning out pretty hard. They’ve managed to stack some pretty crazy nicknames so far, our current favorite being “tamposites,” but as most of the internet concurs you really just have to see these ones in person to fully appreciate how ill they are. They drop on Saturday, September 28th for $250.
Now for the specifics. The shoe is comprised of a white Foamposite upper adorned with the aforementioned Atomic Red-themed thermal imaging. The images are finely detailed with a slight pixilated look, starting darker in the middle only to grow lighter with each layer that moves outward. A black nubuck strip makes up the eyelets, and runs alongside the laces on both sides until the tonal mesh heel area takes over. The black tongue is split by a Atomic Red paint drip and goes all the way down, almost to the tip of the shoe, leaving little to no toebox space at all. It also makes up the front of the Huarache bootie that gives the shoe such a good fit. Tabs sit on both sides to help you slip them on easier. Heel logo stitching, a toe Swoosh and tongue branding are all done in Atomic Red, offering smooth accents that compliment the centerpiece imagery of the shoe very well. A carbon fiber shank shows through, disrupting the translucent midsole and outsole. Atomic Red again makes an appearance for the center of the outsole, taking form as a deep herringbone tread pattern that is surrounded by translucence.
Again, the Nike Air Foamposite One “Thermal Map” will be available on Saturday, September 28th, for $250. Stop in and check them out.