April 30, 2012 BY John Kim / 41
A little history for ya: this colorway of the Nike Air Flight One was one of the sneaker models worn by Penny Hardaway during his first two seasons of his NBA career before he embarked upon the Nike Air Penny signature line, but some may associate this Air Flight One (this exact colorway, to be more precise) to Michael Jordan. Why? During a game in the Second Round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs, Michael Jordan, who rocked the Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’, was forced by the NBA brass to switch to an all-black shoe in accordance with league uniform rules. He didn’t have a pair of the Space Jams handy, so for one game, he had no choice but to borrow a pair from Penny’s closet and wear the Nike Air Flight One in the same colorway (we have a picture for you below).
Of course, one of Michael’s trademark characteristics is is homicidal competitiveness, so he went as far as chopping off the ‘1’ heel-tab of the borrowed pair. With the Air Flight One returning earlier this year, that story of MJ rocking the Flight One rushed back into our memories, and we’ll be able to re-live them this October as they are slated for a drop. A full shot as well as some classic in-game shots of MJ and Penny wearing this colorway of the Flight One below, so take a look and let us know what you think. Photos: ix_eleven
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Why do they always gotta show Jordan in these???? We know he wore em for ONE GAME, why not show more pics of the player who made them famous? PENNY HARDAWAY, stop tryina give Jordan credit for everything including stuff he had nothing to do with, it's disgusting
Sorry, I'm a fukin idiot. I spout garbage out of my pie hole with no disregard for facts. Disregard everything I say from now on no matter where you see it.
Umm, thats awesome MJ wearing the Flight Ones but why aren't you showing Penny wearing them? THEY ARE HIS SHOES after all. smh.
I remember Mike rocking them because Penny was my fave player at the time. But I never knew the story behind it. Great job SN
love this colorway..nubuck...check! pinstripe tongue...check! count me in and oct drop..nice nov for me is the black cement iv and dec is the bred xi! perfect! love this shoe! have the orlando...love this cw! i know the foams get more love but i love this semi penny sig!
glad nike is releasing heat so if you miss out b/c of the jordan hype you can still cop some good shoes, kudos to Nike SW
Been waitin fa these air flight 1s fa a min... my orlando flight 1s are cool, but these are classic... so coppin these come Oct
I remember livin in orlando & looooove goin to magic games to see penny & a young shaq wit a flat top fade lol... da NBA aint wat it used to b
I know you are probably unaware of this, but Jordan actually had a much bigger influence on basketball and the shoe game in comparison to Anfernee Hardaway (I know, I know, you didn't know his name was Anfernee, well glad I could learn you several things today young buck). Stop wasting your time on topics you know nothing about and stop riding on "Penny's" wang, it's gross!!
Geust is mad.... using people's name now cause he got schooled hard. LOL anyway, gemini is right, these are Penny's first signatures even though they aren't called air max penny. Don't cry though geust, its not your fault god made you stupid.
^lol only a dumbass kid like yourself would fall for that. Nice copy and pasting my name. U mad because you thought these were Michael Jordan sigs but I corrected you. Dumbass. Btw stick to using Guest name lame, K? thanks little kid.
lol, I guess you didn't see how all your posts are negative, cause everyone knows youre a clown copying my name. Got regg'd now, copy and paste my name now you little bitch.
Wow 1 picture, are they really Penny's shoes? step off kid you werent even born when Penny was around.