May 2, 2012 BY John Kim / 11
Same story, different shoes? On Monday, Sneaker News showed you the upcoming October 2012 release of the Nike Air Flight One in Black/White and the interesting back-story and gave the an unintended infamy in the history of Michael Jordan. Before Michael borrowed Penny’s shoes, it appears that Penny dipped in MJ’s stash as we get a rare look at this Air Jordan IX Player Exclusive made for the Penny Hardaway during his rookie campaign. It features the Black/Charcoal upper like the OG, but with a Royal Blue interior and Jordan branding and Penny’s ‘1’ logo stitched onto the heel. These are certainly one of the rarest and most interesting PEs to ever hit the planet, and the fact that they’re game-worn and signed by Penny himself just make ‘em that much greater, and although these do resemble the upcoming ‘Photo Blue’ Retro, it’s a stretch to say that Penny Hardaway had any connection with ‘em. These are up for sale now at IMAGE NY, a sneaker consignment shop located in Queens, NY that opened one year ago, so check out these detailed shots and let us know what you think.
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I am just awestruck right now. Already a great shoe made for one legend is branched out for another. The autograph and certificate is just the icing on the cake.
I wish they came out, said the same thing in 94 when penny and latrell sprewell wore them. Awesome og colorway, why not release? Please!!! This was the first time anyone was wearing jordans other than mike himself. It was wierd but cool, he just retired and there was no other type of jordans period so we really wished we could get these. Grant an old man's wish nike, please.