Nike Zoom Rookie LWP ‘Eggplant’

September 6th, 2011 by | 34 comments


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The Nike Air Penny legacy continues forward this Holiday 2011 season with the debut of the Nike Zoom Rookie – an all-new hybrid shoe combining iconic sneakers of Penny Hardaway’s history with contemporary styling and design. You’ve already seen several colorways of the Zoom Rookie, like the Orlando Magic-inspired Binary Blue, the ‘Glow in the Dark‘, and the vibrant tonal-red ‘Memphis Express’ PE, but here’s a look at another colorway that you might’ve already had in mind. The Nike Zoom Rookie in the ‘Eggplant’ colorway shares nearly identical color-blocking as the Binary Blue version, showcasing the pearly-smooth purple Foamposite on the upper. The glossy nature of the material is only accentuated by slightly opaque nature of the translucent outsole, creating a unique visual contrast that has made Foamposites so darn popular over the years. Check out the extra shot of the Eggplant colorway of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP and head to SoleCollector for a great interview with Marc Dolce and Zach Hull – the designers of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP.


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34 comments
Saira
Saira

Yeah I picked up mine day of raelese. I've heard that the black cements are releasing this holiday season, but I'm not sure. I haven't worn mine yet. Been working.

Icy Mike
Icy Mike

I have to get the Eggplants!! I just need one pair of these just to diversify my foamposite collection.

Established
Established

These are the best colors in this sneaker im gona buy both pair

manny
manny

where can i cop those ? & when do they drop ?

Michael Morales
Michael Morales

so far these and the binary are the best ones copping both,but hopefully these dont come out togehter or the same month.......to much money

TRS
TRS

I like them except for the purple translucent outsole

YaY
YaY

i like the glossy-ness

ricroc
ricroc

these are fresh. seen sneakgeekz punkass had 3 other colorways but not these. these are hot.

757boy
757boy

...PENNY wish he was still in the LEAGUE so he could rock these.Bet you.

Quentin Nevaletemdwn Jones
Quentin Nevaletemdwn Jones

hey if u go to da solecollectors links u also c more colors of these ( more like a hint to more colors) day have these in pewter, royal blu (not the binary blu cuz i got those) and a cooper color

Tim
Tim

I honestly like the 1/2 Cent's better than this shoe, but I'd definately be willing to buy a pair of these. I want to see better pics for the Eggplants though, because I can't see shit in that dark.

BJ24
BJ24

Love em both, they have turned foam ones and pros into AM95. These at least give new life into the foam line, instant classics.

viixii
viixii

I see the only 2 colorways I want in these shoes. I know the Binary Blue's drop in Nov but when do those eggplants release I need those in my life!!!

P Millah
P Millah

Just started saving for the Penny zoom rookie fund, Lookin @ about over 400$ for these two must have colorways. Them eggplants look mighty sexy.

GOOGOO
GOOGOO

ok so nike needs to trade the guys who came up with THIS awesomeness to JB and see what awesomeness will come outta that!

pistolp21
pistolp21

i dunno how i feel i think i may get rid of my eggplant 1/2 cents maybe....maybe what do ya'll think?? think that would be a bad idea??

agf
agf

kinda looks like the eggplants have a purple tinted sole...if it does...instant cop

Jayo
Jayo

Binary Blue's n these are a must

Bill
Bill

I love how its in the dark so you can barely see anything.

Nfp Boogz
Nfp Boogz

Wow these are everything when is this happening cause i need in deadazz

Kev126
Kev126

totally agree, hopefully they release a metallic red cw as well

J-Matt
J-Matt

Well, some of us do.

Mike
Mike

Lmao WTF i just laughed after reading that broken english

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