March 13, 2012 BY John Kim / 64
It’s rather interesting to know that Nike’s most popular signature athlete of the 1990’s had just four signature shoes (and one unofficial sig – the Air Foamposite One). It’s true that the Air Penny volumes are rather short-lived, but it’s safe to say that the brief account is one of the most celebrated of all-time. With the massive success of the Foamposite as well as the first two Air Penny models, it can leave us wondering the potential of a longer legacy of Air Pennys. In what some might perceive as an unprecedented move, Nike Basketball is poised to introduced the fifth Air Penny signature – the Nike Air Penny V; this first clear look at the recently trending topic reveals quite a number of familiar design cues from the Penny line and post-Penny productions, like the rounded outsole and ridged midsole.
It’s almost as if the design co. picked up right where they left off, which is probably why the Air Penny V looks so darn familiar. What many may not realize is that there was in fact a fifth Air Penny shoe that, at the outset, was intended to continue the Air Penny line, but it never bore the name – that shoe is none other than the Nike Air 3 LE, which is commonly known as one of Kevin Garnett’s signature shoes. Check out the complete shot after the jump and let the discussion on the upcoming Nike Air Penny V begin! via flight403 on NT
dope to me,I like the smooth clean lines,reminds me of the late 90's nike basketball catalogue.wanna see more pics.
What a way to break the momentum of the penny line. It's just too plain for a comeback shoe. More like a cheaper version of the Lebron 9s. Nike just wasted a perfect opportunity with these shoes.
They look like a good balling shoe. And I bet after better pics and a couple nice colorways everyone will be all over these.
In The minority here I guess because I like these , look like a direct continuation of the penny line from his era, for that the designer(S) of these deserve kudos , interested in the price tag but would def pick these up
i know i cant really see the sole but something tells me the traction will be nice on these .. i wanna see detailed pics thou before i decide if they are ugly thou
prob gon make em cheap for ppl who cant get foams. but this angle of the shoe is horrible. looks way tolong. only good thing is it look like it uses jordan 11 sole.
Ive come to associate the foamposite material with the Air Penny line. Im not diggin it, maybe if i seen it in person. I just hope they dont put a $200+ price tag like all the other ones. Otherwise this at 140 I would cop
What a joke. Nice try, NIKE. If you wanted to milk it, you should have done so a couple of decades ago.
I don't know folks.. Penny is my favorite player ever, these don't make me say MUST!! COPPED!! CAMPING NOW!! I'll stick to the retros..........for now..
ehhh i need to see more pics to really see if i would cop...right now im 50/50 on it but i could only imagine the hype these will get
They have some potential. Let it marinate for a bit, see some other pics and I think they could be fresh
interesting... I see a lil Lebron in there... and the wavy side panel from the Penny 2. Striped tongue from the Penny 1.
Not a real good photo, so it's hard to give a good critique. Based on what is seen here....no thanks, looks like line of sneakers they got up in Kmart