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Image via Kicks on Fire

No. 1 – Dark Neon Royal

Released: 1997, 2007, 2008 (HOH), 2011
Worn by: Penny Hardaway, Mike Bibby, Gilbert Arenas
Rarity: Common

The OG. As we mentioned in the intro, the original drop of the Dark Neon Royal Foamposite Ones weren’t exactly welcomed by the masses. Since then, they’ve grown to become one of the holy grails of the entire Foamposite range. They first reappeared on shelves in 2007 and were promptly swept up, followed by a limited House of Hoops exclusive run in 2008. By their fourth and final release in 2011, the early signs of Foam madness were starting to show.

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Image via Nike

No. 2 – Black/Anthracite

Released: 2007
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: Rare

The first non-OG colorway of the Air Foamposite One was this Black/Anthracite makeup, which dropped a solid two years before Hov was claiming “All Black Everything.” This release was a hit with New Yorkers and those in the DC area, where blacked out Foamposites were more prevalent than Timbs in the Winter of 2007.

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Image via Kicks on Fire

No. 3 – Black/Red

Released: 2007
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: Uncommon

Instead of experimenting with different colored uppers like they did with its Foamposite Pro variation, Nike kept it pretty basic in the early days of Foamposite One retros. A black Foam upper, solid red outsole, and red accents gave these Foams a Windy City flavored feel.

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Image via Foamposite Release Dates

No. 4 – Black/Catcus

Released: 2007
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: Uncommon

Alongside 2007’s Black/Red makeup was the Black/Catcus version, which kept the same color blocking but swapped red for a volt like hue.

Image via Campless
Image via Campless

No. 5 – Dark Army

Released: 2008 (HOH)
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: #VeryRare

House of Hoops got another exclusive release in 2008 with the subtle Dark Army style. Dedicated Foam heads scrambled to get their hands on these, but they’ve always been one of the most elusive colorways.

Image via Foamposite Release Dates
Image via Foamposite Release Dates

No. 6 – Eggplant

Released: 2009, 2010
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: Common

After a brief hiatus, the Foamposite One returned in 2009 with the now iconic eggplant colorway. Taken from an original colorway of the Air Flightposite, the Eggplant colorway was debuted by MMG’s own Wale in his 2008 video for “The Artistic Integrity.” After a semi-limited run in 2009, the Eggplants popped back up a year later in bigger numbers. The 2009 release is also notable for being the final Foamposite One to be produced in Taiwan, as Nike moved production to China in the following years.

Image via Foamposite Release Dates
Image via Foamposite Release Dates

No. 7 – Copper

Released: 2010
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: Common

Who knew getting the bronze could be so sweet? In 2010, Nike took the “Penny” theme to new heights with these Copper Foams, which drew some serious attention to the franchise.

Image via Foamposite Release Dates
Image via Foamposite Release Dates

No. 8 – Cough Drop

Released: 2010
Worn by: Courtney Lee
Rarity: Common

For the heads who weren’t feeling the solid colored Black/Red release from 2007, Nike switched it up with a translucent outsole on this 2010 drop.

Image via Foamposite Release Dates
Image via Foamposite Release Dates

No. 9 – Pewter

Released: 2011
Worn by: Lamont Jones (Arizona)
Rarity: Common

After 2010’s Copper release, it only made sense to flip the script with a silver tone. This Pewter version fit the bill perfectly and served as a nice throwback to the days of Tim Duncan rocking Foams.

Image via The Rare Airs
Image via The Rare Airs

No. 10 – Electric Green

Released: 2011 (HOH)
Worn by: N/A
Rarity: Rare

Nike continued with the House of Hoops exclusives in 2011, offering an Electric Green alternative to the more widely released Cough Drop version.

Image via Forever Sneakz
Image via Forever Sneakz

No. 11 – Sole Collector

Released: 2011
Worn by: N/A
Rarity:
#VeryRare

Released as part of an extremely limited Penny Hardaway tribute pack, this Sole Collector designed Foamposite One came with four other Penny sig shoes and a $1000 price tag.

Image via The Rare Airs
Image via The Rare Airs

No. 12 – Metallic Red

Released: 2012
Worn by: Nick Young, Rudy Gay
Rarity:
Common

The Metallic Red Foamposite Ones from 2012 answered a lot of fans wishes, and also marked the beginning stages of full-on Foam madness. The Foamposite Pro was treated to a red colorway in 2002, but it took another ten years for this flashy finish to hit the Foamposite One.

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Image via Nice Kicks

No. 13 – Galaxy

Released: 2012
Worn by: Nick Young, Rajon Rondo
Rarity:
#VeryRare

The Galaxy Foamposite Ones are without a doubt the most infamous pair of them all. These limited sneakers caused hysteria at campouts across the country and played a major role in Nike’s revamped release practices. One dude even put his car up for a pair.

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Image via Wordpress

No. 14 – Electrolime

Released: 2012
Worn by: Paul George
Rarity:
Common

Following up on Galaxy madness, Nike cooked up this vibrant Electrolime colorway. They were great, but they also led to one of the worst pictures in the history of the internet.

Image via Kicks on Fire
Image via Kicks on Fire

No. 15 – Polarized Pink

Released: 2012
Worn by: Rajon Rondo, Marc Gasol, Jeff Green
Rarity:
Common

Often mistakenly referred to as a “Breast Cancer Awareness” colorway, this Polarized Pink drop from 2012 was perfect for dudes who were feeling nostalgic for the Dipset era.

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Image via Coolshoeshine

No. 16 – ParaNorman

Released: 2012
Worn by: N/A
Rarity:
#VeryRare

How weird are you? Not weird enough if you didn’t get your hands on these. These Foams were created as a promotion for the movie ParaNorman, and the only way to win a pair was to impress Nike with your “weirdest” childhood photo.

Image via Nice Kicks
Image via Nice Kicks

No. 17 – Stealth

Released: 2012
Worn by: Rajon Rondo, Kawhi Leonard, Rudy Gay
Rarity:
Common

Five years after the original Black/Anthracite release, Nike revised the blacked out Foam for this Stealth variation with a translucent outsole.

Image via The Rare Airs
Image via The Rare Airs

No. 18 – Fighter Jet

Released: 2013
Worn by: Rajon Rondo
Rarity:
Common

Once we saw the Galaxy Foams in 2012, it was clear that the possibilities for printed graphic uppers were limitless. The next Foamposite One to take on a print was this battle-ready Fighter Jet release from 2013.

Image via Kicks Crew
Image via Kicks Crew

No. 19 – Suns

Released: 2013
Worn by: PJ Tucker, Markeiff Morris
Rarity:
Common

There have been some pretty wild Foamposite One colorways over the years, but this version actually made sense. Penny had a solid run with the Suns from 1999-2004 and Phoenix’s purple and orange hits made for a perfect Foam color up.

Image via Nice Kicks
Image via Nice Kicks

No. 20 – White/White

Released: 2013
Worn by: Nick Young, Avery Bradley, Jodie Meeks
Rarity:
Common

After two different black on black releases, Nike flipped the palettes and dropped this crispy all white colorway in 2013. Good lucking keeping ‘em clean, tho.

Image via NRML
Image via NRML

No. 21 – Sport Royal

Released: 2013
Worn by: Elton Brand
Rarity:
Common

2013’s Sport Royal Foamposite One took the original royal hue, cranked up the gloss, and swapped the black nubuck eyestay for a cool grey tone.

Image via Nike Blog
Image via Nike Blog

No. 22 – Weatherman

Released: 2013
Worn by: N/A
Rarity:
Common

We told you the possibilities were limitless. In late 2013, Nike dropped a printed Foamposite One that even the news team will enjoy.

Image via Long7
Image via Long7

No. 23 – Thermal Map

Released: 2013
Worn by: Norris Cole
Rarity:
Common

Trailing behind the Weatherman Foams were the aesthetically similar Thermal Map variation. These were one of the most unexpected Foams to date, but still managed to sell pretty well.

Image via Nike Blog
Image via Nike Blog

No. 24  - Doernbecher

Released: 2013
Worn by:
N/A
Rarity:
Rare

Released as part of Nike’s Doernbecher collection, these Foamposite Ones were designed by a young patient named Elijah. The young baseball pitcher put a number of personal touches on the limited edition style, including a tribute to his favorite athlete, LeBron James.

Image via Sole Collector
Image via Sole Collector

No. 25 – Safari

Released: 2013
Worn by: PJ Tucker, Nick Young
Rarity:
Common

Taking unexpected inspiration from a 1987 running model, these Foams used an unmistakable print and orange accents to pay tribute to the Air Safari.

Image via Nice Kicks
Image via Nice Kicks

No. 26 – Silver/Volt

Released: 2014
Worn by: Kyle Lowry
Rarity:
Common

The first Foamposite Ones of 2014 were this Silver and Volt makeup, featuring a subtle camo print on the upper and reflective 3M touches.

Image via Sneaker Freaker
Image via Sneaker Freaker

No. 27 – Supreme (Black and Red)

Released: 2014
Worn by: Nick Young
Rarity:
#VeryRare

If you thought the Galaxy Foams caused pandemonium, you hadn’t seen anything yet. Massive amounts of fans gathered at Supreme’s Lafayette Street location for this April release, causing the in-store release to be canceled altogether. The Foams still dropped online, but countless hypebeasts cried Versace tears that night.

Image via Nike
Image via Nike

No. 28 – Shooting Stars

Released: 2014
Worn by: Penny Hardaway
Rarity:
Rare

Released alongside the debut of the Lil Penny Posite, this Shooting Stars colorway gave fans a chance to get their hands on Penny’s PE from the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.

Image via RU Villa
Image via RU Villa

No. 29 – White/Black

Released: 2014
Worn by: N/A
Rarity:
Common

Concord? Almost. No matter what you call ‘em, this white/black colorway from June was one of the cleanest Foamposite drops in a long time.

Image via Nike
Image via Nike

No. 30 – Triple Black

Released: 2014
Worn by: N/A
Rarity:
Common

For their third and most recent blacked out Foam, Nike introduced a never before seen suede coating to the upper. This luxurious take makes us wonder what the future holds for the Air Foamposite One.