The Nike Air Foamposite shoe that first came out in 1997 has since been a shoe that has dominated the hype beast shoe market. Ever since they released in 1997 at $180 they have released with many cool colors and themes but the prices of the shoes has increased tremendously. Like any popular and expensive shoe in the Nike or Air Jordan line, the foamposite has special remakes of the shoe that adds to its overall hype. The most exclusive copy of the foamposite shoe is by far the “Galaxy edition.”
The Nike Air Foamposite Galaxy’s caused people to camp outside stores for many days and the shoe crashed websites in a matter of seconds when they released at midnight of February 24, 2012. The shoes released at a price of $220 and were being re-sold for as much as $1,600. That is crazy! However an interesting fact about these shoes is that they were displayed on the cover of the daily news newspaper. Unfortunately for people looking to buy them resold, they were not going to get anywhere near a reasonable price for them. In fact if I were looking to buy them at a resold price I would be pretty mad at the Daily News. The shoe already had enough hype around it and putting the shoe on the cover of the daily news only made it that much more appealing to re-buyers city wide and gave re-sellers an excuse to raise the prices. The Hype was too much. Don’t get me wrong, these shoes are fire, but they fall under the same category at the Air Yeezy shoe and that is very much out of many people’s price range. If you have an opportunity to cop, COP, if you of course have the money to spend. They are extremely rare to find and the hype is simply too damn high.
– Henry Russell