Nike Unveils Stunning Foamposite One ‘Tianjin’
Last Friday Nike unveiled the first pictures of its upcoming Air Foamposite One, revealing a uniquely beautiful Asian-inspired gem of a sneaker. Diverging from its usual tonal colorway, this Foamposite, dubbed “Tianjin” after the province in northern China, takes its cues from centuries of Asian artwork and culture.
The sharp graphic elements combined with a rich color palette makes this a sneaker a collector’s dream. Traditional lotus flowers adorn the upper, along with a Chinese geisha and an Asian carp, a fish who’s history in China goes back to the Han dynasty over 2,000 years ago. The carp is also noted for its jumping ability, no doubt appropriate for a basketball shoe. Accompanying the bold artwork on the upper are decorative gold-accented insole graphics, a stitched lotus on the tongue, and a pink sole.
Right now the sneaker is set to release in China only on Feb. 7, but with the upcoming celebration of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19, we can’t imagine a USA release would be too far behind. Celebrate the Chinese New Year and pick these beauties up when they drop.
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