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Nike Air Foamposite Pro Atlantis Blue Black B03014

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    "Foamposite" isn't so much a single material... rather, it denotes the actual process used to make the upper. To generalize:

    - The very outermost layer of the upper (the actual eggplant-colored stuff, or "Penny blue", or whatever) is a thin layer of synthetic material
    - Pieces of that synthetic are sewn together in the shape of an empty upper
    - This is placed into a very complex (and expensive) mold that's been cut into the desired final shape
    - Liquid foam is poured into the synthetic upper... as it hardens, you end up with a "Foamposite" shell
    - The Foamposite upper would then be finished with any subsequent stitching steps, cementing on the midsole/outsole, etc.

    It is correct that Foamposite doesn't eliminate the need for a midsole, but "using super thick insoles", i.e. containing Zoom Air, is only one way this can be done.Foamposite uppers often look so clean that it makes aesthetic sense to use a double-lasted-type construction, and continue the Foamposite appearance all the way down to theoutsole. But there are several Foamposite models that have regular midsoles/outsoles as well. Just sayin'.Foamposite is just a completely different animal from a "normal" leather shoe. Yes, it's firmer, but it's also molded to a more-or-less-permanent anatomical shape. There may be some slight molding to your feet over the long term, but if it doesn't feel good on your feet immediately.


    Nike Air Foamposite Pro Atlantis Blue Black B03014