Back in 1989, the first of many Batman films was released at the cinemas - starring Michael Keaton as Batman. He continued to star in one more film sequel, and was later replaced by Val Kilmer, as well as George Clooney. The role is now being filled by Christian Bale. For good or bad, the films were visually interesting to watch. One aspect of the film I do remember the most was the suit Batman wore when he was out fighting crime. Unlike the lycra-like suit worn by Adam West in the 1960s Batman television show, the modern-day versions of Batman had a suit which replicated an athletic physique. The suit would look like it was made in one casting, out of some type of plastic or rubber substance, and while flexible, it also held the look of rippling muscles.
This leads me to this next shoe - the Nike Air Foamposite Pro. This shoe is rock solid. The foamposite material makes them heavy and very sturdy. Although they are not directly related, this shoe reminds me of the Batman suit used by the modern day incarnations. This shoe has the appearance that it is made in one casting - even though there are visible stitching on the toe and the heel.
I cannot do a proper review of these, besides a visual collage below, but I do suggest having a look at DJ Delz's videos on Youtube. In his words: "Shout out to DJ Delz!" for being a thorough reviewer of sneakers, and he will usually film a small segment where he will have them "on feet".
The key points of the video is that the shoe is highly noticeable, and is very tight until they are broken in. Also, wearing the sneakers will not cause them to crease. These shoes are similar to the Nike Air Foamposite I, which was released in 1997 and we initially worn by Anfernee Hardaway - a guard that started off with much promise for a stellar career, but was crippled by knee injuries. The main differences between the Foamposite Pro and the Foamposite Is are that there is a large Nike swoosh on the Pro, the Is have a "1 cent" logo on them (in reference to Hardaway's nickname "Penny"), and the sole is slightly different.
These shoes appear to be the inspiration for the look of the Nike Air Max Wavy shoes, although the material that both shoes are constructed from is vastly different.
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