Fell in Love with Foams when I saw the Original royal Foamposites. Remember seeing that ad in Sports Illustrated and just staring at them My favorite color has always been royal blue so as a 13year old kid seeing this all royal blue shoe, that just looked so futuristic and clear sole looked so wet in the ad. I remember kids saying that it would melt if you played outside in them lol. Wasn't able get those cause obviously my folks weren't having it with the price tag lol. Months later in the SLAM magazine I got my first glimpse at the white Foamposite Pro's. I remember bugging my parents over those cause at this point i just had to have a pair of foams. Fast forward to December of 97' and the White Foam Pros were starting to go on sale for $99.99 across LA. My parents finally agrees to that price point and it was going to be my Christmas gift. I started calling all the Footlockers in the area looking for my size 13 ( yes i had big feet as a 13yr old kid lol) Finally I was able to find a pair at the Hawthorne Mall and we went over there and got it. It was my firs time trying them on and feeling that goodness on my feet. That's why i can always compare to these retro's now a days and can feel where they cut corners. I remember the Footlocker employee telling me that the shoe would get warm and the foam would soften up and take shape of your foot. I dogged that pair out! Still have them tho and the OG nike box.
In 01 I got the Royal Foam Pro's because that was the closest thing to the Foam One's I could get my hands on. Thought I was the man with my Mcgrady Swingman Jersey and Foam pros! lol. 02 was the Pearl retros which i was able to get and still got in great condition. Finally , had to wait to 07 to get the Royal Foam One's. Got 3 pairs of 07's but sold one last year. Have a pair of 2011 retro's as well. Just like the Jordan 3's or 4's , Royal Foam One's will be a pair that no matter how many i have I would always buy a new pair when they release