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Designer Marc Dolce Discusses The Nike Zoom Rookie LWP

November 2, 2011 BY / 20

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The Nike Zoom Rookie LWP had some big shoes to fill, following the immense success of the Air 1/2 Cent and the legendary yet short-lived Air Penny line. Nike designer Marc Dolce recently discussed the design inspiration and detailing behind the Zoom Rookie LWP, which launched the first release in the ‘Glow In The Dark’ colorway last week. Combining elements of the Air Penny line like Foamposite, a carbon-fiber shank plate, and inner bootie fit, the Zoom Rookie LWP is as much of a performance shoe as it is a Lifestyle sneaker, so it’s only a matter of time before we see these on the feet on an NBA player (Gilbert Arenas, perhaps?). Continue reading for the full video with Marc Dolce and let us know which your favorite Zoom Rookie colorway is. via SC.

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20 comments
Ant
Ant

If you remember when Jordan came back in 95 they played Orlando in playoffs and penny dissed Jordan on TNT he was asked about guarding Jordan and he said Jordan has to guard me . Penny had 5 good years thats it

Super Zoom
Super Zoom

copping for sure. these are sick. i love the air flight ones and the Go LWP's i was never a big fan of the overall look. But the zoom rookies are fire!! i would love 2 pairs, one to rock and one to ball in.

Rebelmindz
Rebelmindz

I just got the glow in the dark lwp's overall well made shoe in my opinion best hybrid I've seen so far I wanna see the other colors .I was lucky enough to get the g.i.d's I'd cop again...but leave the foams @ 190.00 Nike ya raping the game and my pockets LOL

T503
T503

These are fire. Best hybrid from NSW, still playable and not as bulky as the foams = well done.

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

Nice, but no offense, I prefer the original Flight One and the Go LWP.

blah
blah

Flight 1 Retro coming soon???

iluvshoes
iluvshoes

Man i want those air flight ones, they need to retro them asap

donadamsky
donadamsky

did stern say "anthony hardaway"?

Penny.The.One
Penny.The.One

My favorite fucking point guard ever! If he was stayed healthy, players like Kobe would be his bitch.

LXA
LXA

It took 2 and a half years to make a shoe out of 2 shoes?...

Mike Prospert
Mike Prospert

no Anfernee Hardaway his gov't name isnt actually penny lol

Cvang
Cvang

Penny was dope but no way woukd he make his bitch. "potential" doesnt mean anything.

The Black Momba
The Black Momba

right thats why he got his ass spanked by kobe when he played for pheonix in the playoff? lmao nice try homie

Aaron Hope
Aaron Hope

Time well spent in my estimation. Again, only my opinion, but this is Nike Sportswear's best hybrid yet, and that's saying something because the Half Cents are also quite sick.

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

Penny is better then kobe, EX. Rookies Vs. Kobe 7....... we all know who won tht

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant

nice try kid..why not even say orlando ..phoenix tho..ahaha stfu

Makaveli
Makaveli

What are you born in 2002 lmao? Talking about Penny in his Phoenix days just shows you who you are lmao. Nice try kid

tu padre
tu padre

clearly penny wasnt in his prime at the time, that woulda been a good matchup... kobe prolly would still take it tho

LXA
LXA

Yes, it's a nice shoe, but I would hope that 2 and a half years would be enough time for a SHOE DESIGNER to come up with a NEW shoe... all they did here was steal ideas off two other shoes and turn it into one...

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