The Nike Air Foamposite Pro: The original, rebornFirst introduced in 1996, the Nike Air Foamposite was built for full-court performance and modern style with soft, lightweight cushioning and futuristic design detail. Today, the stitch-free construction and sleek, translucent sole make the Nike Air Foamposite Pro as popular as the original. BenefitsSynthetic upper with mesh at tongue and heel for breathability and a bold lookAir-Sole unit at heel for lightweight cushioningStitch-free design for comfortTranslucent rubber outsole with modified herringbone pattern for traction and durabilityOriginsNike broke all the rules of traditional shoe creation when it built the first Nike Air Foamposite, an innovative design with an upper and sole made of the same synthetic material and absolutely no stitching-a feat that some deemed impossible. Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway immediately adopted the shoe when he caught a glimpse of it while working with Nike designers. After Penny's endorsement, it wasn't long before college players jumped on the bandwagon. The Nike Air Foamposite became the most unique shoe on the hardwood in 1997.